Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'd like to thank the Academy.

Faerie dust.
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I always enjoy watching the Academy Awards. Although I'm not fond of the hype and the posers on the red carpet answering really, really dumb questions.
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I appreciate the real actors who are nominated, especially admiring the professionalism and style of the British actors, who always seem more interested in the craft rather than the idolatry of stardom.
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An exception here would be Meryl Streep, one of the greatest actresses in cinema, as well as one of the most 'normal' and down to earth. I would love to see her win, but I think if justice be well served, Kate Winslet ought to get Best Actress. Although Hollywood is bitchy, and they could just give it to someone else, especially since Winslet once said, "Do a holocaust film and you are sure to get an Oscar." Hollywood big shots may not appreciate that. I read where Anne Hathaway could upset the competition because of her break-through performance in... What was the film? No way - they are just playing with her - kind of like the cast in "For Your Consideration". (If only Hathaway had half of the talent of Parker Posey. Dream on.)
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Who ought to get Best Actor? Mickey Rourke of course. He was beyond great. Sean Penn in the "Milk" faerie tale annoyed me - he always does anyway - why is he even nominated? The movie was the worst twisting of history I had ever seen. The film should be shot. Frank Langella in "Frost Nixon? What a joke - a bad impersonation of a creepy president.
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Best film? I think it should go to "The Reader" - but "Slumdog" will probably get it.
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Best Supporting Actor? Josh Brolin really should get it - despite the fact the role lied about Dan White's motives and sexuality. (St. Thomas Aquinas said acting is lying anyway, so does it matter? Oliver Stone got away with it in JFK.) Of course - Heath Ledger will most likely win. Why waste the award? You can't take it with you, and human awards don't count in the after-life.
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Question: "Is everyone gay?"
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Answer: "Just to gay people."
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Best Supporting Actress? I would hope Viola Davis in "Doubt" - excellent acting. Baffling Sr. Aloysius' idea of what a mother should be. Nuns, formerly married or not, just don't get what it is like sometimes... right or wrong.
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That's all.

7 comments:

  1. What I like about British actresses: no plastic surgery.
    I love seeing an old face in film.
    Beautiful!

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  2. I can't wait for your follow-up post dishing about what people were wearing!

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  3. Cath - you know I don't pay attention to that stuff.

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  5. I deleted my comment because I thought that I was being unfair to Whores.

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  6. Belinda I love you! I'm laughing so hard right now.

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  7. Joan Rivers and Carrot Top must go to the same plastic surgeon. They say beauty is skin deep but a little Restylane - well makes for effect.

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