Monday, March 8, 2010
AVALON'S REVIEW: THE ACADEMY AWARDS
I seriously do not want to get into all the hokey, boring, unfunniness that was the Academy Awards last night, because I tweeted all my opinions as I was watching it. It was great chatting back & forth with everyone as the Oscars were on, especially one of my favorite comics, Sandra Bernhard. Bill Maher was also on a roll with his humorous opinions of the most self-absorbed awards show of the season. Just as I thought everyone I said was going to win, won an award. I was happy for Mo'Nique's win, but I would like one day for a black actor/actress to win an award for a positive role instead of always playing the villain. A corrupt Denzel in Training Day, Halle Berry playing the lonely wife of a prison inmate who gets turned out by a racist in Monster's Ball. No one was as happy as I was when Katheryn Bigelow, who I predicted was going to walk away with an award won for directing The Hurt Locker (a film Hollywood wouldn't even touch at first) which also won for Best Picture. I have been a fan of Katheryn's since Near Dark, so it was great that her work and contribution in Hollywood was finally acknowledged. I don't care what everyone says, The Hurt Locker was a much better film than Avatar, so the haters can fall the fuck back. James Cameron shouldn't fret, though. He'll clean up at the awards show that appreciates shit like Avatar...the MTV Movie Awards. Oh and Oscar people, you heifers will not be forgiven for forgetting to mention Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett in the list of those who passed last year. Once again Farrah gets overshadowed.
Motion Picture: "The Hurt Locker."
Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart."
Actress: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side."
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."
Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker."
Foreign Film: "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Argentina.
Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' by Sapphire."
Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker."
Animated Feature Film: "Up."
Art Direction: "Avatar."
Sound Mixing: "The Hurt Locker."
Sound Editing: "The Hurt Locker."
Original Score: "Up," Michael Giacchino.
Original Song: "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" from "Crazy Heart," Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.
Costume: "The Young Victoria."
Documentary Feature: "The Cove."
Documentary (short subject): "Music by Prudence."
Film Editing: "The Hurt Locker."
Makeup: "Star Trek."
Animated Short Film: "Logorama."
Live Action Short Film: "The New Tenants."
Visual Effects: "Avatar."
- 5 Deadly Venoms
- Another Gay Movie
- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- The Bourne Trilogy
- The Circuit
- The Crazies (2009)
- The Dark Knight
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fluffer
- The Goonies
- The Lost Boys
- The Matrix
- The Monster Squad
- The Road
- The Road Warrior
- The Terminator
- True Lies