Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscar Cohost James Franco Dreams of Sawing Off His Other Arm

The big story of Oscar night was the strikeout by cohost Anne Hathaway. Her comedic delivery so painful that her cohost James Franco looked like he would have sawed off his other arm if the Oscar show had run any longer. I would rather have watched 127 Hours. And the Oscars inexplicably left Whoopi Goldberg out of the memorial tribute.

Most of my predictions were wrong. You can get the rest of the Oscar winners at the official website.

Best ActorColin Firth
The King's Speech
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
No suprise, gave his acceptance speech without stuttering.
Best ActressJennifer Lawrence
Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Black Swan had to win one major Oscar.
Best Supporting ActorChristian Bale
The Fighter
Christian Bale
The Fighter
Boxing with Batman.
Best Supporting ActressAmy Adams
The Fighter
Melissa Leo
The Fighter
Looks like I picked the wrong fighter.
Best Adapted ScreenplayAaron Sorkin
The Social Network
Aaron Sorkin
The Social Network
Best hack award for best hatchet job.
Best Original ScreenplayLisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler
The King's Speech
Royalty fawning and Winston Churchill bashing trumps dysfunctional lesbians.
Best Feature DocumentaryExit through the Gift ShopInside JobI guess Hollywood didn't want to meet Banksy, again I am not Banksy.
Best Animated FeatureThe IllusionistToy Story 3A sequel, really? I think this Oscar is meant as a Toy Story 4 stopper.
Best DirectorDarren Aronofsky
Black Swan
Tom Hooper
The King's Speech
Could be a coronation.
Best Art Direction-Robert Stromberg
Karen O'Hara
Alice in Wonderland
See below.
Best Cinematography-Wally Pfister
See below.
Best PictureThe Social NetworkThe King's SpeechYes, it's a coronation.

The Oscars made a big deal in the intro about films that have won the trifecta of Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Picture. Then three different movies won those awards. I guess they really don't open the envelopes in advance of the presentation.

Still, The King's Speech won four major Oscars, which if not a trifecta is a home run. Inception also hit a home run with four Oscars. The Social Network won three Oscars. The Fighter and Alice in Wonderland won two.

My big prediction was that the Joel and Ethan Coen brothers' movie True Grit wouldn't win any major awards despite ten nominations overall. It not only didn't win any of the major awards, it didn't win any. Shut out.

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