Join Date: Nov 2001
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Not a bad show. I loved that Michael Moore showed his sense of humor about himself in the opening bit. I always get annoyed Oscar night since I moved here. The red carpet shows on cable I get live in the middle of the afternoon. The Awards show itself they tape delay 90 minutes to 2 hours... so if I want to maintain any suspence I have to stay offline during the slow parts of the show and screen calls. Ugh.
I agree about the songs! That french song rocked! And the one from Mighty Wind was fun... the others were just dull. Did anyone else think it felt weird to have them all bunched up? Annie et al only won because LOTR was in sweep mode. I am still bummed no one from LOTR was even nominated for an acting award. That was just dumb. Anyone who has seen the films agrees, the technical achievment is astonishing but it is the story and the strength of the actors telling it that made the films great. I just KNEW if they won Best pic they would drag the whole lot of them onstage, so I was glad they got the chance.
Loved the new thing of having the star of the nominated pictures introduce the clips from their own film. Bloody brilliant. Why did no one think of it before?
Best line of the night: I am SO relieved LOTR is not nominated in this catagory.
One thing I loved in Sean Penns speech was I was actually wondering if he had forgotten to say Robin... he mentioned his kids, his parents, Clint, the others in the film.. and then he thanked Robin 'being with me on this roller coaster ride I am beginning to enjoy' and she smiled this darling smile and nodded. I loved that moment.
Anyone else thinking that the three extended tributes (Bob Hope, Kate, and oh hell... I forget the third biggie that they kicked off the montage of dead folks with) is going to become more and more regular? Hollywood royalty is aging and dying... every year for a while there are going to be a fair number of people whose career warrents more than simply inclusion in the 'dead guy reel'. It could become a problem.