Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscar mania


I was going to blog about the Oscars today, but having Twittered about it all morning, I got lazy to do it all over again. So I've just cut and paste my comments below:-

  • And the Oscars have officially begun! Eddie Murphy is one funny dude when he's not talking...
  • A funny Oscar segment by Will Ferrell and Jack Black! ROTFL!
  • Abigail Breslin and Jaden Smith look so cute together! Everybody say awwwww.....
  • Cool segment on elements & motion with just the voices of a choir (can you call it a choir? they're not singing)
  • And Eddie Murphy loses out on his little gold man... again. No surprise there.
  • How'd they do that Happy Feet shadow with human forms? *scratch head*
  • Why'd they always use the Mission Impossible music to introduce Tom Cruise?
  • America voted: Jennifer Hudson = American Idol reject. But good enough for the Oscars. Talk about irony.
  • Wonders which is sweeter - to get an Oscar at the time of first nomination or to get an Oscar after years of nomination without winning.
  • Wonders how Beyonce felt performing on stage with Jennifer Hudson as the shadow of Jennifer's maiden Oscar win moments ago hung overhead...
  • The Queen! The Queen! (that just about says it all, doesn't it?)
  • Not seen so much hoo ha at the Oscars since Roberto Benigni won for Life is Beautiful...
  • Hmm... after many years and failed nominations, Martin Scorsese wins an Oscar for ripping off a Hong Kong film

Other random thoughts not Twittered

~ Ellen DeGeneres is really not that funny. Hmm. Would rather have Will Ferrell, Jack Black or Steve Carrell emcee-ing the occasion. Or bring back Whoopi Goldberg or Robin Williams.

~ Forgot to mention that humorous segment involving Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep reprising their roles in The Devil Wears Prada.

~ And the ending part where Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg came out to present the Best Director award. Never realized that George Lucas doesn't have an Oscar to his name. Guess the bad scriptwriting of Star Wars dragged him down.

~ And Tobey Maguire looked really really short next to Kirsten Dunst. So did Tom Cruise when he came out later.

~ But Nicole Kidman looked really really good in a red Balenciaga dress that I just adore. Both Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz (Tom Cruise exes) looked exceptionally gorgeous while Katie Holmes was nowhere in sight. Ha!

~ Wonders how Simon Cowell feels about Jennifer Hudson now. And what Fantasia Barrino must be thinking when she watches Jennifer walk away with accolades for the role that she auditioned for but didn't get.

~ The song of the year by Melissa Etheridge sounds really really dull. Why'd it win? Because it's a politically correct song?

~ Somewhere out there, the Hong Kong film director of Infernal Affairs must be saying: "You ought to share that little gold man with me, Marty."

~ Oscar voters couldn't acknowledge Martin Scorsese for his original works, but for the "adapted" work, which was not entirely his.

~ Wondering what kind of swag the stars got for attending and presenting at the ceremony. Gifts, goodies, trips, sponsored stuff...

And I thought I wasn't going to blog lots about the awards. That's all folks! See you at the next Oscars!

7 spins:

angel said...

I was salivating @ their oh-so-glamourous gowns!!! Love Celine Dion's! But not the colour tho...

Simple American said...

"America voted: Jennifer Hudson = American Idol reject. But good enough for the Oscars. Talk about irony."

Just shows that the Academy does not think like the average American. Otherwise George Lucas would have an Oscar.

L B said...

Hahaha, I was up all night watching it live too, although I nodded off at various moments.. Thank you for filling in some of the blanks for me! But I was happy Jennifer won Best Supporting Actress, especially over some stiff competition..

may said...

I totally missed it since it was while I was sleeping, and decided to skip it when it replayed, 'cos I'd already read the results online! haha! what a kill-joy...

rinnah said...

angel: Wish I could fit into one of those gowns! LOL! Maybe one day I'll go to Hollywood and try to be a seat-filler...

simple american: I was hopping mad when Jennifer was voted out of American Idol, but the Golden Globe and the Oscar now more than makes up for that.

I felt kind of bad for George Lucas when they made fun of him for not having an Oscar.

lb: Hello! Welcome to my humble little blog!

Everyone's rooting for Jennifer. Now I gotta watch Dreamgirls and see for myself. Still haven't seen it yet.

may: Haha... I used to read the updates online and skip the replay too, but since I was at home this year and had Twitter to play with, I decided to do my own update! But overall it was rather long-winded and I was bored at stages. So you're better off not having wasted over 3 hours on the tee-vee!

fishtail said...

I totally missed it, because the only television in the house was being used by housemates to watch some soapy Korean movie. Not a problem though, cos the last time I watched the Oscars live, it just went on and on and on .. and I don't mean those Thank You speeches.

rinnah said...

fishtail: Consider it a savings of over 3 hours! (4 if you count the pre-awards show...)