Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Thoughts on the 2010 Oscars


The Oscar’s were Sunday and I have to say that I’m not really surprised by the winners. As much as I’m interested to see who wins the major awards I honestly don’t find the show all that entertaining in general. I can’t watch it for more than 5-10 minutes at time because it’s so corny and wholesome. However, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were funny. The last time I really cared about the Oscars was three years ago when The Departed won. That was historic for Scorsese’s sake. This past Sunday I had the pleasure to see a crying Sandra Bullock, a woman who starred in Demolition Man, The Net (wait it gets worse), Speed 2: Cruise Control, and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (okay now puke), except her award for playing a blond southern belle (I didn’t see The Blind Side but I did hear good things so I’m not trashing the movie). Bask in your post-Oscar happiness Sandra but just know it won’t last long, because I am sooo looking forward to the disaster film you shoot next. This is something every Oscar winner ends up doing and now it’s your turn to eat some shit flavored humble pie.

I’m happy that The Hurt Locker won for Best Picture and Best Director. That was well deserved. The last thing I, or anyone, needed to see was James Cameron win for Avatar. That guy has so much money he can afford to use $100 bills as jerk-off rags and he doesn’t need any more attention. As for Jeff Bridges he said in a backstage interview that he hopes his award will bring “peace and posterity” to the world. Hey Dude, if the people of the world can’t do that what makes you think winning a golden statue will make that happen.
Congratulations to everyone else even though you’ll never read this. Below is the full list of winners of the major categories.

Best Picture- The Hurt Locker
Best Director- Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Best Actor- Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Best Actress- Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Best Supporting Actor- Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
Best Supporting Actress- Mo’nique (Precious)

6 comments:

  1. i watched the entire thing. slightly bored at times and not too impressed with the opening act. i wish george won for best actor, and yes were on a first name basis here.
    monique dominated as she did at the golden globes, guess i need to see precious. merrly should have won even though i didnt see her movie or the blindside. the fact that shes been nominated more then anyone MEANS SHES THE BEST. just my opinion..

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  2. I wanted Clooney to win as well. His time will come. I would have been just as happy if Merly Streep won. She is by far the best actress in past 40 years. Two Oscars and 16 nominations...damn that's impressive.

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  3. The Hurt Locker is on it's way to my house (thank you Netflix!) and I can't wait to watch

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  4. Jeff Bridges really said that?!?! Talk about having your head up your own ass! Geeeez

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  5. Jon, you are so right about the Academy Awards, it is sooo boring!! I watch the Today Show the next day, see all fashions & the winners & their speeches. That is more than enough for me!

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  6. "The Blind Side" movie.. a so/so Disney family movie of the week. Sandra Bullock in "the Blind Side"... very good. Makes me think of Penelope Cruz in "Nine". Both pretty much held the movie together and made it worth seeing ("The Blind Side")/bearable ("Nine") .

    HZ

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