Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscars 2011 Reflections AKA Inception Should Have Won.

Well, the Oscars are done, so let's look at what I wrote as it went along, both the good, bad, and lame...

  • That was a slightly amusing opening montage, although I didn't laugh so much as smile a bit. It followed the usual routine of putting the host/s in various movie scenes for humorous results. I understand using the nominated movies, but what was with the "Back To the Future" bit?
  •  A short and somewhat weak opening. It was the usual love-fest you see at an awards show, making when Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes so unique. I know I'm not the first one who will compare Anne Hathaway and James Franco to Ricky, its inevitable.
  • I can at least call Inception an Academy Award-winning film thanks to the cinematography win, even if it doesn't get Best Picture as I truly hope it does.
  • I thought everyone said Melissa Leo blew her chances to win Best Supporting Actress with a silly ad campaign or something. Guess they were wrong. They also had to bleep her, guess that broadcast-delay paid off.
  • Was there any doubt Toy Story 3 would win for Best Animated Picture? I didn't think so.
  • Anne Hathaway sung a cute song about how Hugh Jackman wouldn't perform with her--even though we know he probably would have been willing but the song is funnier if we pretend she really did have to make a last-minute song about his bailing on her. Eh.
  • A joke at Charlie Sheen's expense was delivered by James Franco while he was dressed in drag; I guess Sheen is the one actor the Academy isn't afraid to let their hosts skewer.
  • Inception and Social Network both had great scores, and I'm happy for Trent Reznor as who would have thought the guy from/who is Nine Inch Nails would be an Oscar winner one day....but still, I loved that Inception score.
  • Inception did win for two other sound achievements though, so it's all good.
  • The Wolfman won an Oscar; I'd make a joke but Rick Baker does do some great make-up for the numerous films he has been a part of.
  • They pulled Randy Newman out of hibernation to perform. Gotta love his mush-mouth way of singing.
  • Banksy didn't win for documentary, so I guess we don't get to see a man in an ape mask go up to accept the award.
  • Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. have probably been the funniest part of this Oscars.
  • If only Iron Man 2 had won for best special effects...still, another win for Inception is great!
  • The either turned the house microphones off or told people not to clap during the "In Memoriam" section so that the morbid competition of whom would get the most claps didn't occur. Plus Celine Dion sang, so that sucked almost as much as losing the talented people that were honored.
  • I predicted Social Network would win for Best Director, but it went to King's Speech. I imagine that will win Best Picture also.
  • I so called the wonderful Natalie Portman winning Best Actress. Yah!
  • Colin Firth won best Actor, no surprise.
  • King's Speech achieves Best Picture. Well, it is a great movie.
    That is the end of that. What did you think?

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