It’s not a midnight showing (the downside of living in New Hampshire is that I have to go to Boston for these sort of things, and i can’t miss class on Friday), but it is for IMAX. March 6 is so close!
According to my God, Nikki Finke, the organizers didn’t think having last year’s multicultural winners present the awards would do enough for the ratings, because those amazing performers aren’t big enough “stars.” So they had to rope together whoever they could find to present—and to build the ratings further, they didn’t announce presenters. So a lot of “stars” they wanted dropped out. It’s insulting to the winners from last year that they can’t be trusted to present alone. I hate this. I really hate this.
I am bitter because this robbed me of seeing:
1. Acting clips for all the nominees
2. More Tilda Swinton and Daniel Day-Lewis (and I can never get enough of them)
3. Javier Bardem presenting Penelope Cruz with the Supporting Actress award. How great would that have been?
I know when people say things like this, they’re trying to show how accepting they are, but it really comes across as the opposite. No one says “How did Kate Winslet get jobs playing Brits when she’s so wonderful as a German?” or “How did Meryl Streep ever get jobs as non-nuns?” It just comes across as self-congratulatory, like the Academy is so proud of itself for recognizing an actor playing gay, and they want you to remember just how progressive they’re being. It’s obnoxious. And it still doesn’t make up for picking Crash over Brokeback Mountain.
I think (and this is VERY tentative, so don’t hold me to it) that you and I tied for third, so you should get back half your money.
(I’ll admit, part of why I wanted this to win so much was to see all the kids get up on stage together. So cute)
Oh, good for her, even if Anne Hathaway was better.
Agreed, so much. Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married was my favorite performance of the year in any category, but Kate Winslet is fantastic and long overdue. And her speech was just lovely.
It makes me so happy that the director of 28 Days Later now has an Oscar.
A. R. Rahman won an Oscar! So happy.
Rest of the night should be relatively less exciting.
Don’t forget - we still have Best Actor to come. Other than that, though, not much excitement left, unless there’s a big upset.
You’re still tied for first in the Oscar pool. With my friend who has seen none of the nominated movies other than The Dark Knight. Life isn’t fair.