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The Judges Have Spoken: Oscar Awards '04 . . . [Mar. 1st, 2004|06:40 am]
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The 2004 ceremonies happened to be quite good this year.

2003 featured a banner crop of Hollywood films. The Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress awards proved hard to choose in my opinion . . . any one of those nominees could have won.

Hobbit-lovers rejoiced . . . as Spielberg said, it was a "clean sweep."

Lost in Translation won Best Original Screenplay!

As for fun moments during the Oscars, I really enjoyed the performance of the "Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from A Mighty Wind.

That film, by the way, is a top notch watch . . . a wonderful mockumentary about a reunion of old folk bands.

Jack Black and Will Ferrell performed the "Lyrics to the Oscar Speech Cut-Off Theme Song."

Robin Williams and Billy Crystal had their moment together with Crystal mentioning to Williams, "You're the reason why we have a 5-second delay."

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson hammed it up quite well when they presented. That was a clever ploy to pimp Starsky and Hutch!

With the exception of the award for Best Picture, I really thought the Oscar show this year was a gem.

[User Picture]From: anthrogeek
2004-03-01 06:47 am (UTC)
i fell asleep way early, so i didn't get a chance to watch. do you really think LOTR deserved all of those awards?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-03-01 06:56 am (UTC)

It deserved the 'geek' awards . . . editing, sound, makeup, et cetera . . . they did a fantabulous job in the crafting and honing of the film. It screamed to hand it some awards, and those were worthy awards for the film.

I began to get nervous when some of the bigger awards went to it . . .

Then I cringed as they 'sold-out' and gave the credibility of Best Picture away with the Oscar award.

In particular, I thought that Mystic River and/or Seabiscuit, those two that I watched probably deserved to split the Adapted Screenplay award with Best Picture.

In other words, if LOTR won the Best Adapted Screenplay, it shouldn't have won Best Picture.

I'm really happy that Sofia Coppola won an award for her Lost in Translation screenplay.

As for Best Director, Peter Jackson only did 3 of those Hobbit films. I am glad he won . . . though I really was pulling for Lost in Translation to win all the big awards, just to 'keep it real.'
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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-03-01 02:11 pm (UTC)
I wanted "Lost in Translation" to win as well. I was really rooting for either Murray or Depp for actor. But then stupid Sean Penn got it. I was annoyed.
I loved how Blake Edwards accepted his Oscar.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-03-01 02:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, I totally forgot about that one!

Jim Carrey had some strange fascination with Kato, was it? Something mentioned about surprising his sister, while having sex with someone . . .

Then, Blake roared across the stage in the high-powered wheelchair, grabbed the Oscar on the fly, and crashed into the opposite wall of the stage set!

Oh, that ruled.

If he was responsible for Breakfast at Tiffany's, like Lost in Translation, it didn't win everything it should have, either, so . . .

I was making pretend commentary for Sean Penn when he accepted his award. Whatever he said, I'd change it to some angry statement, and I'd end it with:

"And you see this, Madonna? Hah?!? You said I was nothing, but F-YOU, Ciccone!"

Also, I think I blurted out . . .

"You see, Ciccone? You thought I was a hack, that I was terrible and dishonest. That's why I locked you in the closet . . . 'cuz you were STUPID !!! Eat this, you twisted wicked witch of the Midwest!"

I'm not sure how many people saw Mystic River, but it was a hell of a good performance, even if Penn was pretty much a toned down version of that character in 21 Grams. Penn was deserving of the award.

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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-03-02 01:06 pm (UTC)
You are right about Sean Penn deserving it, but I sill wanted Bill Murray or Johnny Depp to get it.
Madonna seems to bring her hubby's down. When she was married to Penn and his career wasn't at it's best. She married Guy Ritchie who made 2 excellent films ("Lock Stock..." & "Snatch") After she is with him he does "Swept away" And casts her as the lead as if he forgot about Madonna's poor acting in the past. I wonder how many good films were up Ritchies sleeve before Madonna destroyed it all.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-03-02 07:01 pm (UTC)
Madonna is forever to be separate.

Her perfect mate would be another vain loner. Both of them would succeed in living successful lives.

She's a prime selection for the term "friends with benefits."
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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-03-03 11:33 am (UTC)
Ah, friends with benifets. I have not heard that term for a long time.
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