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Monday, February 25, 2008
THE OSCARS - What The Flip Did I Think? [Part 2]
So, now to the actual reason why the ceremony took place - winners and losers. You can see the full list HERE. Check out their OFFICIAL YouTube channel HERE too.

Who let the DEMENTOR in?

Like last year, I'm gonna concentrate on the biggies and discuss. Before that, I think it's worth pointing out that THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM got three flippin' awards. I feel it pertinent to add that NORBITT was also nominated for an OSCAR. Was its 'Make~Up', better than SWEENEY TODD or THE GOLDEN COMPASS or even ENCHANTED? No, I don't think so either. Ok, first up: SUPPORTING ACTOR.

Spot the Yank? No?

Whilst it is hard to deny that BARDEM was a worthy winner, I really felt for CASEY AFFLECK. His role in THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD was terrific. As was PHILLIP "Seymour" HOFFMAN in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR. A very strong category indeed although I think a nod for CROWE in 3:10 TO YUMA would have been apt. As for the SUPPORTING ACTRESS category, I cannot comment. So I won't but I will on the BEST ACTRESS one. For me, AMY ADAMS was the most memorable performance last year. There, I said it. She should have, at least, got a nod. It was truly heart~warming to see COTILLARD win though.

And where was her nomination, you a~holes?

As for the BEST ACTOR, it was another very tough (figuratively speaking) batch of guys. Hard to disagree with their choices but I would have liked to have seen CHRISTIAN BALE get a look~in for the aforementioned 3:10 TO YUMA and JAMIE BELL for HALLAM FOE. As a last point on these four categories, look at the winners. Not a Yank among them. Well done to the Academy for honouring true talent regardless of country of origin. Did that sound patronising? Good.

I bet he gets sick of hearing about THE GOONIES. Oops!

The SCORE category annoyed me intensely. Where was THERE WILL BE BLOOD? Where was THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES etc... They were real pieces of work that struck the soul with a very real and meaningful tone. Idiots. I'll extend that to the SONG category. Three nominations for ENCHANTED yet some Irish misery~guts gets it. Bah! I would have liked to have seen MUSIC & LYRICS get a mention as it featured two very good songs. Most arse-wrenchingly omitted was RUFUS WAINWRIGHT's "Another Believer" from MEET THE ROBINSONS. That song made that particular travesty worthwhile. Double Bah!

Dunno why she looks so flippin' happy, she got bugger~all.

CINEMATOGRAPHY should really have gone to THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES etc... but THERE WILL BE BLOOD will do as it looked beautiful. The DIRECTOR category was uneven for me. REITMAN for JUNO? Come on, there's no discernable talent in that flick from a 'direction' point of view. Any number of camera~pushers could have done that movie and it would have been the same; it was the script and performances that made it what it was, not the guy behind the lens. They did the same thing last year with THE QUEEN, flippin' idiots. TIM BURTON should have been nominated without a doubt but I feel they got the winner right nonetheless. Mind you, if PAUL "Thomas" ANDERSON had won it I wouldn't have minded either.

If you like wrestling in the nude, then you'll lurve this guy!

As for BEST FILM, I would have liked to have seen THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES etc..., HALLAM FOE and 3:10 TO YUMA in there but, ultimately, they got the winner spot on. As a final note, I was most happy to see PETER AND THE WOLF get best animated short. It was Christmas 2006 when it was shown over here and a fine piece of work it is too, continuing the genre of stop~motion in a most excellent manner.

Apparently, a lot of Lesbians like her.

'Til the next time,
C.


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