Friday, March 12, 2010

The Oscars

I was awake during the Oscars and watched it online. I was only able to watch the red carpet bit on the Associated Press facebook site and then i had to move to another site to watch the oscars. I get why they don´t show the Oscars online because the TV stations who bought it for a lot of money would not get viewers but still..Why only have the red carpet bit? That´s mean. I say show it all or skip it.

I loved the dresses this year. Man did Miley Cyrus clean up good. She actually looked like a grown up, like a hollywood starlet. Penelope Cruz always dresses nicely and Sandra Bullock looked gorgeous. I loved Rachel McAdams and Maggie Gyllenhall colourful dresses and Vera Fermiga and Jennifer Lopez extravagant ones. I loved seeing Cameron Diaz´s dress because in the past she has dressed a little too young for her age, but this fit her. I didn´t recognize Kate Winslet. Man she has become skinny. I love her but I hate seeing her become yet another blonde, skinny actress. Because she was always the gorgeous curvy one, who rocked any outfit. What was though with all the people in the background? I thought this oscars red carpet was a bit chaotic.,,20332759_20349134,00.html#20750999

Loved the intro by Neil Patrick Harris, but then again I think that guy´s AWESOME. What a performer. He, in my opinion, outshone the hosts. I´m sorry I did not dig them. The two jokes I laughed at was the 3D glasses they put up when talking about Avatar´s director James Cameron and then I couldn´t stop laughing when Steve Martin talked about Christoph Waltz,

"In Inglorious Basterds Christoph Waltz played a Nazi obsessed with killing jews....Well Christoph.... THE MOTHERLOAD"

Talking about him.... he´s from Vienna, Austria (love his name waltz, its like the dance)  so of course the media here has been filled with pictures of him, so proud of him for winning all these awards. I don´t blame them, we do the same in Iceland. But I would love to hear what he thinks of Vienna and Austria in general, especially since they praise him now. I would love to hear what they thought of him before. Like with Björk in Iceland. They didn´t like her until she was famous. Now they love her because of what she has done for Iceland.

An Austrian gets an Oscar for playing a Nazi. Austria already won 2007 for "The Counterfeiters" in the category Best Foreign Film, also about the Nazi era.  Talk to any Austrian and they will get pissed off when foreigners only ask them about that era. They hear endlessly about it in school and don´t want to hear any more about it. Then the films, how many Austrians films are about that topic?

Let me tell you, the only people who have not seen "The Sound of music" are Austrians.... despite it being filmed in Salzburg, Austria. They don´t want to see it because of the Nazi story in there. They´re sick of it. Below is a great interview with Waltz, by a german television station where they ask him exactly why they should see i. How is it different from other Nazi era movies.

Back to the Oscars.... some great speeches

"I would like to thank what this film is about for me which are the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked."- Sandra Bullock upon winning best actress

"Because of John, each day someone comes up to me and asks, 'Hey Ferris, is this your day off?'" - Matthew Broderick on John Hughes´ impact on his life. I loved the tribute to John Hughes with all his stars talking about him. I grew up watching his movies, they´re so unique and close to heart that you cannot not love them.

"I'd just like to dedicate this to the women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world. And may they come home safe." - Kathryn Bigelow, upon winning the Oscar for Best Director.

The Hurt Locker owned the night and how great was it that Kathryn Bigelow won. She was the first woman director to win in 82 years of the oscars and that on International day of Women. Coincidence or intentional? I wondered the same when Halle Berry won for Monsters Ball, Denzel Washington for Traning Day and they were honoring Sidney Poitier. I´m not saying they didn´t earn it because they did. But it looks like a theme. Did you know that in 82 years of the oscars 80 times has best director won for best movie?

Its ridiculous that in 82 years no female has won, as well as African American. Talk about politics as Monique said when winning for best supporting actress: "I’d like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics."

I also hated that they always brought up Kathryn´s relations with James Cameron. They were married like 20 years ago. They´re over it.... the others should too. People don´t look at her talent but on her looks or her connections to James. Ridiculous!

What was your opinion of the Oscars????

For the whole list of winners and acceptence speeches check out

1 comment:

Jóhanna said...

I agree... but I actually thought Jlo´s dress was hideous:/ But i´m so proud of Sandra for winning!!! She has been my fave actress since I was a little girl, so I think she totally deserved winning:)