Monday, February 23, 2009

Ohhhhhh, Good For Youuuuu!

Just finished watching the mutual ass-kissing crapfest known as the 2009 Oscars. What happened to a host who pokes fun at the nominees. You don't think that Chris Rock would have pointed out that Frank Langella played Skeletor in Masters of the Universe? I had too many jokes that wouldn't be funny now, like comparing Jerry Lewis to Jeff Conaway or Penelope Cruz to Duck Baby. Instead, I'll just go on record as saying that I believe I hate every single person in that room except for, in no particular order (for reasons that should be obvious if you watched the whole thing): Will Smith, Danny Boyle, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, James Franco, the cinematographer who came out with Seth Rogen and James Franco, and Kate Winslet's dad.

Okay, there was one particular order -- Kate Winslet's dad was awesome.


Betsy said...

Philippe Petit was awesome. I felt bad for the Cambodian guy who clearly had been through some shit (he's Cambodian, after all) and still lost to some wacky Frenchman with a death wish, probably just for lack of a better film-maker behind him. You just know when they announced Man On Wire, the Cambodian guy looked at his documentarian and thought "wtf."

Shtetl Fabulous said...

Yeah, death wish Frenchman had a great movie but what scene hog!
I was also really bummed that Waltz with Bashir didn't win. Who can say Jews run Hollywood when Israel can't get a damn Oscar?!
Hopefully third time will be the charm next year.

Josh said...

I was going to say that Israel got screwed a few years ago when Walk On Water didn't qualify for Best Foreign Language Film because too much of it was in English. But then I looked at who was nominated that year and Tsotsi, which was pretty good, won. But that was the same year that Paradise Now, one of the best movies ever made, period, didn't win because the Palestine tag was too controversial. So, see, they/we do make the decisions in Hollywood to some extent!