Oscar Talking Points

My initial reaction to the Oscars is…yawn… Even Chris Rock couldn’t save this boring night of TV drudgery (despite the opening shots he took at some prominent actors and good ol’ G.W.). The way they tinkered with the format, though admirable, did not increase anticipation or decrease the event’s duration (too much) and only served to diminish the accomplishments of the “non-star” winners (“Here stand here in the aisle to accept your award”) and cheapen (is that even still possible at this point?) the whole affair.
Jamie Foxx deserved to win the Best Actor Award and his acceptance speech was probably the best I have heard (ever). I am glad that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind won Best Original Screenplay, even though I thought it should have been nominated (and I think deserved) overall Best Picture.
Tired of Hillary Swank. Yeah, yeah she’s good but she was basically playing herself in boxing gloves in Million Dollar Baby.
I saw Million Dollar Baby…Clint’s movie from last year was better. In fact there were at least 4 films from last year’s class that deserved Best Picture Oscars more that this one: Mystic River, Cold Mountain, City of God, and of course Return of the King.
What does poor Martin Scorsese have to do? This man has made films like: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull (which wasn’t even nominated!), The Last Temptation of Christ, The Color of Money, Goodfellas, Casino, and Gangs of New York and the guy can’t win a friggin’ statue?!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I agree w/ you on Jamie Foxx. I had heard he may not get the award because he’s A) a comedian, and B) was doing an impression, not an original character.
    His acceptance speach was outstanding, much better than those who have won a few times, or those who have been doing the Oscar tour for years. It was perhaps the highlight of the show.

  2. Posted by ErR on March 1, 2005 at 11:37 am

    What does Scorsese have to do? Stop casting that prick DiCaprio. He’s such an arrogant, overrated little f*cker. Worse yet, he’s a Laker’s fan.

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