Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscars with a grouch

Since there are so many people out there "live blogging" the Oscars, I decided to take a much simpler route. Ok, it has nothing to do with the live blogging and more to do with laziness, but that's neither here nor there. What is here are a few of my thoughts on the Oscars last night. I jotted them down as the telecast went along, at a pretty decent clip I might add. In fact, I was a little annoyed that the speeches were cut so short. I understand we want to eliminate rambling incoherent, political statement-filled speeches (actually I'm all for them) but would it kill them to give everyone a little more time. Some of these people will never be up there again.

Anyway, onward...

First off, Gary Busey is awesome, and no one can change my mind about that. Not even the luscious Jennifer Garner. Shame on you, Mrs. Affleck, for not embracing the love that Busey was giving last night.

At first I thought Tommy Lee Jones was simply biding his time, waiting for the right moment to kill Jon Stewart. I think Stewart saved himself with the Iraq war joke, the only time Mr. Jones smiled.

Was Cate Winslett there with Forest Whittaker? Do you think she asked him how he dated that dude in The Crying Game?

Garner still looked shaken up from her encounter with Busey during her award presentation.

You'd think the winner of best costume design would have worn something a little snazzier than her living room drapes.

Good old school Elliot Gould sighting during the out-of-nowhere Streisand moment.

Charlie Chaplin could speak? I always thought he was a mute.

How does Philip Seymour Hoffman get to sit next to Helen Mirren? Who decides these things?

The animation winners just quoted Disney. Wasn't Disney a nazi supporter? Are these guys the lost Boys from Brazil?

Cuba Gooding Jr. His career in a nutshell: Oscar winner - Boat Trip - Jordan's gay friend in Hane's commercials. Is there any type of insurance actors can buy to avoid that trajectory?

Jennifer Hudson looked really comfortable up there.

Pretty sure Javier Bardem's date was the nun from Oz.

Did the Oscars really show a clip from Fletch?

Can someone get Keri Russell an In & Out burger? Actually, can someone get me an In & Out burger?

Not sure why System to Get Down was snubbed tonight.

Bee movie? Really? I need to see an awful promo for this stupid thing at the Oscars?

Cool to see David Bowie win best supporting actress.

Anyone else know Josh Brolin's dad is batshit insane? James Brolin pretty much believes 9/11 was an inside job.

Nicole Kidman looked like she was spooged on by a diamond eating monster.

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