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2.25.2007

Live blogging the Oscars

5:00 - 6:58

Miss almost the entire show. Tune in intermittently to catch Will Smith's son being adorable, Jack Black, Will Ferrell and someone I forget being predictable, and Ellen Degeneres looking really tired. Decide to watch Iron Chef America instead.

6:58

The Departed wins for Best Adapted Screenplay, based on the JAPANESE film Infernal Affairs. Apparently, all us Asians really do look the same.

7:05

Tom Cruise arrives on stage - crowd holds its breath, waiting for him to go insane or for an alien to pop out of his chest.

7:23

Ken Watanabe is the coolest man ever, but he cannot speak English very well. He is also the go-to Japanese actor for the next decade at least.

THE ENTIRE SHOW

Ellen Degeneres...is not funny.

7:47

Best Documentary goes to...An Inconvenient Truth. Biggest shock of the night. Is global warming a big deal right now?

Jesus Camp was robbed, but really - is a movie that reveals the insanity of the Evangelical movement going to win?

The self-righteousness of the Oscars and Hollywood is rivaled only by the self-righteousness of the Grammys. By what criteria, either subjective or objective, can it be said that the Dixie Chicks released the best album in America last year? And I guess all these people didn't arrive at the ceremony in stretch SUVs.

8:14

A high Kirsten Dunst and a homeless Tobey Maguire present Michael Arndt with the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

8:24

Beyonce...stop. Falling. Over.

8:30

Alright, that's enough. Hollywood - you are not saving the planet. And giving Melissa Etheridge the Oscar for her song about recycling isn't going to meet Kyoto requirements.

8:37

They start some sort of film about...how great America is. Yay.

8:41

Kate Winslet. Sharon says, "Her dress is really nice."

8:42

A grandmother wins for editing The Departed. Anyone who watched Children of Men knows this is ridiculous.

8:45

I swear Jody Foster has an Adam's apple.

8:49

Bruno Kirby died? Genuinely upset about that.

9:04

Forest Whitaker wins for best actor. I have nothing to add - the dude is sweet.

9:07

Best Director goes to...Martin Scorcese, in this year's Let's Give Him The Oscar He Should Have Won For Those Better Movies award.

Even Martin knows he shouldn't have won for this.

Way to go, Oscars.


On the other hand, he does correct the earlier gaff over Infernal Affairs. And then calls Michael Lau, Michael LAW. Aiyah.

9:13

Diane Keaton is abandoned by Jack Nicholson and has to announce the films by herself. Why is she so...loud?

And the Best Picture is...The Departed, replacing An Inconvenient Truth as the least surprising win of the evening.

Way to go Oscars...twice.

3 Comments:

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Rave On said...

I know...."...nobody has ever quoted me, back to me before..."...Bruno Kirby. sad sad.
JLA

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger Kari said...

Oops...I'm reading your blog backwards, and making unneccassary comments. Yay!

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Thomas said...

Hey you! You can comment backwards or forwards on my blog anytime you like!

 

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