Monday, March 06, 2006

Castles in the Sand



I keep hearing it said how great the Oscar nominated movies were this year, how they dealt with serious issues and mature themes, and that's true--but the self-congratulatory nature of the awards show is so mastubatory. When are we collectively going to be mature enough not to need stupid awards shows? You know everyone really just wants to see all of the stars in one place, so why not just modernize the whole thing and get them all to come to a party, socialize and get drunk, and film it--reality-TV style?

That said, Robert Altman's Honorary Oscar acceptance speech was brillant to watch. Howl's Moving Castle should have won for Best Animated Feature, and Brokeback and Heath Ledger were robbed.

3 Comments:

Blogger JB said...

darn. i thought i was the only one who felt that way about Howl's.

06 March, 2006  
Blogger genetic lorax said...

Sorry. You are not as weird as you thought.

09 March, 2006  
Anonymous Howard Muhlberg said...

A week before the awards I looked at the list of nominees, and out of all of those movies, across all the many categories, I had seen two: March of the Penguins and Match Point.

I just don't get to the theatre very often.

Needless to say, I didn't see the point in watching the Oscars Celebrity Worship Festival.

09 March, 2006  

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