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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oscarstravaganza: Winners & Final Thoughts

The season is over, let the next Oscar season begin. I managed to correctly predict 15 of the winners out of 21 categories - not too bad, I think. A few thoughts on tonight's show:

* With Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting I figured this would be a fairly entertaining show but damn, that was kind of... lame. What happened? Maybe next year Tina Fey and Robert Downey Jr. can host because their little presenting bit was pretty awesome.

* So there's not enough time to let the winners have a full minute to make their statements but there is time for a friggin' interpretive dance to the score nominees? Fail.

* Why is George Clooney doing a Russell Crowe impression?

* Good on Mo'Nique for her statement about the ridiculousness of Oscar campaigning.

* Quentin Tarantino is such a delightful weirdo.

* No Farah Fawcett in the In Memorium segment? Dude, that's a pretty glaring omission.

* When did they change "And the Oscar goes to..." to "And the winner is..."?

* Sandra Bullock wouldn't have been my choice (Carey Mulligan all the way), but good for her for not being one of those weepy mess winners and for delivering a rather charming speech.

* The Hurt Locker! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssss!

* And, finally, I am so glad that I live on the West Coast, where the show ends at 9pm.

List of winners under the cut:

Picture: The Hurt Locker

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Actor: Jeff Bridges

Actress: Sandra Bullock

Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz

Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker

Adapted Screenplay: Precious

Editing: The Hurt Locker

Cinematography: Avatar

Art Direction: Avatar

Costume Design: The Young Victoria

Makeup: Star Trek

Visual Effects: Avatar

Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker

Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker

Original Score: Up

Original Song: The Weary Kind

Documentary Feature: The Cove

Foreign Language Film: The Secret In Their Eyes

Animated Feature: Up

And with that I'm taking the week off, I'll be back next week with new reviews.


M. Carter @ the Movies said...

Mo'Nique's speech was the highlight of a very boring and predictable evening. That, and Sandra Bullock's comments, which almost made me like her more. Almost.

Norma Desmond said...

Bullock is pretty easy to like. Although, I do have to say that I'm kind of annoyed that they let the winners of the last 4 awards (Picture, Director, and the two lead Acting) have as much time as they need while everyone else gets rushed off practically the second they hit the stage.