I don't normally go out of my way to watch any awards programs. However, I somehow remembered to tune in to the Acadamy Awards this evening and well, now I know why it is that I normally don't watch these shows.
I was kind of excited to see how Jon Stewart would do as host, but I think most of his humor fell on deaf ears. I found him amusing personally, but I don't think the audience seemed to like him as much. I have to say though, he's definitely funnier on the Daily Show. He's just got to stick to his political banter.
Let's see. Well, whoever watched knows that the highlight of the evening was Three Six Mafia actually winning (not just performing.. but winning) an Oscar. Baffling, and i'm sure the other nominees had simultaneous heart attacks when they realized who they'd lost to. Actually... it was them against Dolly Parton and some lady who's nickname is "Bird", so maybe it was really a no-brainer. Plus, aside from the lack of black nominees, there were no black winners and well- that probably wouldn't have looked too good (let's not forget Jamie Foxx last year and Halle Berry a few years ago, and no i'm not being rascist, i'm being realistic). Really though, 3-6 has way better songs that should recieve actual critical acclaim.
I was sorely disappointed to see Crash won the best film of the year. That was obviousely the biggest load of crap. Plain and simple. I mean really.. A movie starring Matt Dillon, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, and Tony Danza wins over a movie with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, one with Jake Gyllenhaal (i'm going to ignore that he was in The Day Before Tomorrow, dammit), one with Robert Downey Jr. and Patricia Clarkson, and shit.. a fucking Spielberg film? See.. I actually haven't seen any of these movies, with the exception of some parts of Crash, but i'm just not buying it winning over any of the movies it was running against. ALL of those movies had a better chance of winning. My money was on Brokeback Mountain, but I guess Hollywood is still not ready for that sort of thing. They did win the most amount of Oscars, but even so. Maybe they were all just big fans of Who's The Boss, Miss Congeniality, and There's Something About Mary.
I'm glad Hoffman won for Capote though. I haven't seen it, but he's always been an amazing actor so i'm not surprised. I have yet to see Walk the Line, so i'm not sure how Reese Witherspoon did. I personally am not much of a fan.. but then again I think Kiera Knightly kind of sucks too. I refuse to want any other Mr. Darcy aside from the wonderfully gorgeous Colin Firth.
Anyway, case in point: 2006 better bust out with some better movies because these awards were sorely lacking in talent.
Also, i'd like to go see any of the following movies ASAP before I have to wait for the dvd version. If interested, please let me know:
With that said, i'm tired and i've got class tomorrow and I haven't even started actually reading what I need to. Bah to education!