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Title: Everyone watching the Oscars?
Posted: March 07, 2010 (07:43 PM)
I'm keeping track at work. Current highlights:

Neil Patrick Harris doing the surprise opening song and dance routine. I love that guy, though I couldn't get into Dr. Evil's sing-along-blog (sorry Will).

Christophe Waltz won for best supporting actor. No surprise there but it is a nice confirmation that all is right in the universe.

Up won best animated, another non-surprise, though there were many good animateds this year (Coraline was great, for instance, as was Nine).

Logorama won the best animated short, which is nice seeing as it took them 6 years to make it. Probably no one but me has heard of that film, though.

I sadly didn't know any of the live action shorts, which is depressing considering I'm trying to make a short.

In other news, the Baldwin-Martin pairing isn't as hilarious as everyone thought it would be.

zippdementiaUser: zippdementia
Posted: March 07, 2010 (09:01 PM)
More highlights:

Ben Stiller coming out dressed as a Navi. That was awesome.

Avatar NOT winning many awards. It really doesn't deserve to win anything outside of art direction.

One of my favorite parts of the awards is the "in memoriam." Nothing like honoring the life work of someone and remembering when they were great. Michael Jackson, Patrick Swazy (sp?)... and Lary Gelbart, who did MASH, one of my favorite all-time shows. But where the hell was Farah Fawcitt?

joseph_valenciaUser: joseph_valencia
Posted: March 09, 2010 (01:14 PM)
It was an alright ceremony. A few things bugged me:

1) No nomination for Ponyo. :-(

2) The interpretive dance segment was awful. The only time the dancing really fit with the music was during the "Avatar" segment. WTF @ dancers doing "the robot" to the Ellie Theme from "Up."

3) No best song performances. "Down in New Orleans" would've brought down the house. On a similar note, not nominating Facilier's theme song was a minor travesty.

4) Avatar winning for "best cinematography". WTF, most of the shot composition and lighting was done through the comfort of post-production. It falls under visual effects more than actual cinematography. "Bastards" was robbed, I say.

5) WTF @ the horror movie clip show.

Aside from that, it was a pretty agreeable Oscars. I give my personal "win of the night" award to Michael Giacchino. He wrote the best music of the year, and it was great that the Academy didn't do anything lazy like giving the award to Avatar or Hurt Locker. (Those movies had good music, but c'mon.)

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