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February 28th, 2005


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02:34 am - The Phantom of the Oscars
So a bit o' Oscars commentary, because I know you're oh-so-eager to hear what I have to say.

Chris Rock, in general, did not rock. He was passable but not memorable.

Cate Blanchett looked amazing. Laura Linney looked like a spacebeast with that hair. And speaking of bad hair: Scarlett Johannson. Natalie Portman and Kate Winslet looked great. And speaking of Kate Winslet, I keep forgetting she's British. Her accent slew me.

Halle Berry looked good with the long hair and the nice dress.

Since Art Direction is one of the lesser categories, they have everyone already up on stage to save time honor all the nominees.

The Incredibles won Best Animated Feature, thank goodness. And Brad Bird was so nervous it was adorable.

The Best Makeup award was given in the fucking audience?!

Cate Blanchett has an Oscar! Woo! I should see The Aviator.

You know, I don't think I ever really saw any Johnny Carson. Damn, the man was good, wasn't he?

Sideways beat Million Dollar Baby for adapted screenplay! Good job, Token Indie Film!

Spider-Man 2 won something, woohoo!

Aw, Sidney Lumet thanked the movies. I liked that.

Emmy Rossum looked entirely lovely in red. And she rocked that introduction like nobody's business. No, seriously, I was a little taken aback by how nervous and fumbling these established actors were delivering their teleprompted words, and here comes this rising starlet who delivers her lines so flawlessly you think she might actually have, you know, rehearsed. Call me, Emmy! We have the same birthday!

Jeremy Irons: "I hope they missed." Ha!

Two things notable about the presentation for Best Live Short (besides the fact that they were out in the fucking audience again!): dude, there were Indian guys nominated! w00t! Represent! And then one guy had fallen asleep and woke up when he heard his name.

Ray won for something besides Jamie Foxx! Weird.

I watched a lot of the ceremony on the phone with dahliam. During the nominations for Best Documentary Short, I called Mighty Times: The Children's March because it was about children. And boo-yah!

Finding Neverland won something! I should see it.

Dude, The Motorcycle Diaries won Best Song! Wow! And Jorge Drexler totally should have sung his own song instead of Antonio Banderas. He has a lovely voice.

Hilary Swank won, of course (I was rooting for you, Kate!). I thought her speech was amusing.

Thank God Eternal Sunshine won screenplay, or I would have had to, I don't know, do something.

I liked Jamie Foxx's acceptance speech about his grandma who whupped him. It struck me as sincere without being schmaltzy.

Whoa, check out the cleavage on Julia Roberts! I should see Closer. Cause, Natalie.

Best Director...fucking Clint Eastwood? I've never seen a Clint Eastwood movie, and I'm going to be really disappointed when I get around to it, the way everyone goes on about him.

Blah blah blah Million Dollar Baby. Shut up with your stupid title and your stupid boxing and your stupid controversial plot twist!

The ceremony was unspectacular, and there were few surprises, but there were pretty people and shit, so it's all good.
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From:ariiadne
Date:February 28th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
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I have to admit, this particular year the oscars thrilled me even less than usual, which is difficult given my normal super low baseline of care. But I'm glad to know that Eternal Sunshine won for screenplay, even though I hadn't been aware it was nominated. Happy Jess.

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From:sjester
Date:February 28th, 2005 08:31 am (UTC)
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Have you seen Garden State? Because, Natalie.

Also, yay Eternal Sunshine! That was possibly the only thing I cared about in this year's Oscars.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 28th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I have. It was good stuff. It should have been up for cinematography or something. So pretty.
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From:math_avenger
Date:February 28th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)

Also gypped...

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What about House of Flying Daggers? It should have gotten cinematography. It also should have been nominated for costumes. Really, what were they thinking? Oh, right, they weren't.
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From:kieyra
Date:February 28th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Have you seen Garden State? Because, Natalie.

Also, Zach. :)

Also, yay Eternal Sunshine! That was possibly the only thing I cared about in this year's Oscars.

Right there with you.
From:dionysos_loop
Date:February 28th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)

Greetings!

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Greetings, Polter-Cow. You don't know me, but you know Dachelle, and I know her, so we're sort of related. Sort of. Not really pushing it.
I would really like to friend you, as you seem like a wonderfully funny and intelligent person, who actually thinks. And enjoys going to university. And Buffy. Buffy good.
I'm doing my MA in History of medicine, over in the UK.
Please may I friend you? It would be lovely to hear from you.
With regards,
Loop
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From:etherealclarity
Date:February 28th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)

Re: Greetings!

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I heart your LJ icon. The end. =D
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 28th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Greetings!

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Of course! I don't mind at all. Thank you.
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From:kieyra
Date:February 28th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
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And then one guy had fallen asleep and woke up when he heard his name.

Dude, one of the three times I turned on the television during the awards, it was just in time to see this. It was priceless.
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From:alliterator
Date:February 28th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Didn't see the awards, but heard about everything that happened.
Blah blah blah Million Dollar Baby. Shut up with your stupid title and your stupid boxing and your stupid controversial plot twist!
There's a controversial plot twist? I thought it was just some stupid boxing movie. Does Hilary Swank turn out to be a lesbian? Is she actually a guy? Is Clint Eastwood an alien determined to take over the planet via boxing? Is Morgan Freeman some mass murderer?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 28th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
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I haven't seen it, but from what I've heard, one of those is true.
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From:alliterator
Date:March 1st, 2005 02:45 am (UTC)
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Heh. I finally had to know, so I looked it up. It would have been more controversial if Hilary Swank had turned out to be a transexual - then it could have been just like that Veronica Mars episode! Or, possibly, The Crying Game with Boxing.
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From:jeeperstseepers
Date:February 28th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
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(I was rooting for you, Kate!).
*sigh* So was I.
Thank God Eternal Sunshine won screenplay, or I would have had to, I don't know, do something
I stopped watching before that point, so I'm glad to see it won. I'm sad that movie didn't get more Oscar attention.

I've never seen a Clint Eastwood movie, and I'm going to be really disappointed when I get around to it, the way everyone goes on about him.
Same here.

Blah blah blah Million Dollar Baby. Shut up with your stupid title and your stupid boxing and your stupid controversial plot twist!
Seriously, I have -1,000 interest in this movie. I read all about the "plot twist," and the whole thing sounds lame. I know everyone loves it, but I really don't like Hillary Swank and it just looks like a boring generic drama to me. I'm not saying it's not well-made or well-performed, but if the subject matter and/or genre isn't remotely interesting to me, that's not enough.
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From:sterope
Date:February 28th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Kate Winslet is my favorite. I so wish she had won instead of stupid Hilary Swank. Million Dollar Baby is a stupid title. Antonio Banderas has a lovely voice too! And he is super hot. I didn't really pay much attention to the awards.
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From:sistakaren
Date:March 1st, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
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Best Director...fucking Clint Eastwood? I've never seen a Clint Eastwood movie, and I'm going to be really disappointed when I get around to it, the way everyone goes on about him.

Hmm. There are many things that I think are overhyped in Hollywood. But Eastwood isn't one of them. I saw both Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River recently and both are superb. Very good movies. I think they both deserve the hype they get. So... don't knock it out of ignorance, man! Knock it and you see it and decide I'm wrong or something! Both of those movies are worth seeing.

Blah blah blah Million Dollar Baby. Shut up with your stupid title and your stupid boxing and your stupid controversial plot twist!

Heh. Well, it is a stupid title. But oddly enough, hearing about the plot twist is finally what made me go see it. And I'm very glad I did.
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From:goblet_of_fiah
Date:March 1st, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
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i was so happy about the incredibles! and brad bird IS cute, and deserving.
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
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I was a little taken aback by how nervous and fumbling these established actors were delivering their teleprompted words, and here comes this rising starlet who delivers her lines so flawlessly you think she might actually have, you know, rehearsed.
That always bothers me too, but then I realized it's probably because the older, more established actors have, but are too vain to wear, reading glasses and they fumble because they can't see the teleprompter. The young lovelies don't have this particular problem.

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