2/25/2008

Random Oscar® Thoughts

- The Spanish portion of Javier Bardem’s acceptance speech was "Mamá, this is for you. This is for your grandparents and your parents, Rafael and Matilde. This is for the comedians of Spain who like you have brought dignity and pride to our profession. This is for Spain and this is for all of you." His mom is movie and television actress Pilar Bardem, who accompanied her son to the awards ceremony.

- Host Jon Stewart’s subtle bit about the ridiculousness of watching Lawrence of Arabia on an iPod/iPhone was on the mark. Pretty cool. Meanwhile, the Dame Judy Densch/Halle Berry joke by Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill was quite unfunny and went on too long. A double whammy, indeed.

- Amy Adams is adorable.

- Denzel Washington looked like he had something better to do. Or maybe he was upset that Ms. Ruby Dee didn’t win Best Supporting Actress for American Gangster. Can't say we blame him. Especially since it was Tilda Swinton (really?) who won.

- We called it: No Country for Old Men. Too bad we didn’t bet. (And aren't Joel and Ethan Coen among the most awkward dudes you've ever seen? Tommy Lee Jones tried to congratulate them and they just...didn't...know...what...to..do...)

- When we first heard the name we thought it was a dude, for devils have gender in Spanish, so Diabla would’ve been the correct nomenclature. And when we heard the lady in question had been a stripper, we weren’t surprised. What no one expected was this first time screenwriter to to win an Oscar®. So, Ms. Cody congratulations on winning for Juno. Oh, and please, don’t pull a Hilary Swank and get rid of your long-standing hubby now that you’ve captured Hollywood’s coveted golden statuette. What’s that? Too late? Anyway…


- That song from Once is a cutesy bit of chick-flick pap. Sorry...

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