Did you watch the Oscars last night? You did? Sweet mother of Christ, why? Tell us in the comments!
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I still thing it's funny that people who went to see "The Artist" left in the middle and asked for their money back due to the lack of dialogue.
@dado There was also the sad lady in the NY Times streaming comments last night who asked how a silent film could have a soundtrack.
Can we talk about "The Shore" winning for best short? I agree with Choire that "Tuba Atlantic" should have won and that "Raju" seemed like the sort of thing that the voters would have picked (it's an impeccably-made short about an Important Issue) but Jesus, any of them other than "The Shore" would have been acceptable. It was so clunky and unsubtle, I am honestly unable to get my head around why it won.
@jfruh It was clunky and unsubtle?
Everyone is getting all wee-weed up that somehow Dean Pelton won an Oscar for writing The Descendants, but where's the love for Nat Faxon, who you'll recognize as That Guy in almost every comedic movie and television show.
@boyofdestiny When Rick Santorum goes unquietly, Nat Faxon can play him in the inevitable biopic.
@boyofdestiny I only know Nat Faxon from "Allen Gregory". There's your answer.
What was UP with the sound? It either sounded like everyone was stuck down a well, or there was some weird feeebacky buzz thing going on.
@Vulpes: The sound mixer was using the Kraftwerk filter.
@Vulpes It stunk and I'm not sure what the excuse was. It's not like the Oscars are a spot news event…the producers actually have an idea when they are going to happen. Sometimes they even know a year in advance, so it is entirely possible to plan and check the audio before, oh, I don't know, GOING LIVE TO THE ENTIRE WORLD.
However, Billy Crystal did make a big point of mentioning that two of the producers who worked on the show forever, died this year. Perhaps they took their secrets on clean audio to the grave.
Since Facebook apparently knows everything about everyone, how does it not know enough to automatically block the stream of my friends' inane Oscar commentary from my news feed?
Alternate take : How come the same people who normally post a steady stream of tattoo photos and hardcore show updates are suddenly seized by the urge to comment nonstop on award-winning actresses' dress choices?
You know, I just can't get enough of Billy Crystal – he is a national treasure. Blackface – so topical! Dementia jokes – didn't see that coming! Two men kissing – it's funny because it's gross!
@ejcsanfran So that actually happened! I thought I must have been undergoing alien abduction dentistry hallucinations.
@ejcsanfran I was going to make a "Morgan Freeman at the very beginning was just Billy Crystal in blackface" joke, but my sister talked some sense into me. Goddammit.
I can tell I missed nothing by not watching it.
@GailPink I didn't watch, but I read so many comments about Angelina Jolie's leg that I expected something far more disturbing/unearthly than the pictures I saw today, like her somehow taking it off and waving it around her head. Ho-hum. It's a leg.
@C_Webb It wasn't the leg itself, it was the way Angelina was…presenting it all night. She would walk up and very awkwardly thrust that leg forward like a couture Captain Morgan or something.
Bret McKenzie won an Oscar! For the muppets!
That's all I got.
@brilliantmistake It may be spelled Bret, but Jermaine pronounces it Brit.
Hollywood's struggle for relevancy to anything not marketed to kids is hilarious. Of all the "indie" and "foreign" films out there, they pick the one that's all about them, about the time when they were relevant in the art of making film. You can't make that shit up.
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