Monday, February 23, 2009

The Morning After...


Was there something that happened last night?

I'm not sure, I've been very busy the whole weekend and haven't been around a tv much... Ok, well not totally true. I did turn on the Oscars for a bit, just to see if Heath won for "The Dark Knight" and then it was off again. I did happen to see that "Wall-E" won as well(it was on in the background), I've expected that, but wondered if they're would be an upset. There wasn't. Most of my picks were on the target... I think I missed two(the bubbly numbs the mind, you know). All in all, not a bad take for Andrew Stanton... it'll only help his prestige when he finally submits a final budget for "John Carter" and the executives have heart attacks when they see the size and scope of the film. I hope the Disney Suits don't ask him to take another pass at the script like the Warner Suits did with Brad Bird's new film...

It was interesting to see a small film with the best animated short. I rooted for "Presto" to take home the golden statue, but it's nice to see that sometimes David beats Goliath. I got to see more of the ceremony after it was over. Didn't really care for the "five" actors and actresses coming out. A bit too presumptuous for me. It just screamed: "Look at me, I'm an actor! Don't you understand? I'm an actor! I can feel things better than you, because... I'm an actor!) I would've preferred scenes from the films showing us why they were nominated. Imagine that? Now I have to go and wake up the rest of the party and find my keys. I know I left them somewhere over here...

5 comments:

Dusty Banks said...

I was jumping up and down to see Wall-E win. And I must say this years presentation was the best EVER. The sets were not gawdy, the presentations for each category were unique and gave the Impression that each film was a winner in it's own right. I like that.

Anonymous said...

I thought the actor/actress presentation was a great idea. For me, it was not about presumption, but LEGACY, TRADITION, and PASSING THE TORCH. It was kind of like "welcome to our little club--you've earned it, well done!" That may be exclusive, but I don't think it's presumptuous.

hugh hogwarts said...

You don't know much about Hollywood, Anonymous.

Justin said...

I agree with Anon. I really liked it. Previous winners are in a very exclusive club and garner respect among the industry. To have them come on stage and personally congratulate each of the nominees I thought was very sentimental and touching. I've always felt that short clips from the films are always out of context and never do the performance justice.

Now maybe I should go watch some more movies because I think I've only seen two movies that earned awards, Wall-E and The Dark Knight.

Anonymous said...

the set during the costumes/make up/production design was the coolest thing i've ever seen at the oscars. best oscars yet. i wanted more hugh jackman !