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08 March 2010 @ 01:49 am
Oscars reaction  
Pretty much everywhere in the news, but still...

I just watched The Hurt Locker today, and I've loved Kathryn Bigelow since Strange Days, so I was thrilled with her win and the film winning. (I haven't seen all of the nominated films yet -- Inglorious Basterds, An Education, A Serious Man and Up in the Air are what I haven't seen -- but of the the six I have, I'd definitely have given it to this.

Sandra Bullock didn't deserve the nomination, let alone the win, but I don't care because I love her and I loved her speech. I teared up. :) Her and all of the other acting wins went exactly as expected. And as much as I did think Meryl Streep deserved it because her Julia Childs was amazing, since it's been so long since she's won, I'm okay with her not winning for this because I'd like to see her win again (and she damn well better) for a brilliant performance in an all-around brilliant film. I've only seen the actress categories winners, but Monique DEFINITELY deserved that Oscar. That was a fantastic, shattering performance.

On the shallow end, favorite dresses: Anna Kendrick and Cameron Diaz (and I don't evgen like Diaz). ETA: Oops, I forgot, I also loved Queen Latifah's dress.

Martin and Baldwin were okay. It was nice seeing NPH singing, but it just didn't really fit the show. The dancing segment was well-done, but why the heck was Kayla the only one who really got such face time? (And over the closing credits too!) Ugh! Overpimped as always. I did recognize her, Kathryn, Russell, Travis and I think Jacob. Which other dancers from So You Think You Can Dance did I miss? The Stiller-Avatar joke was hilarious, and Tina Fey/Robert Downey Jr. were by far *the* best presenters. Loved them.

Oh, and after watching The Hurt Locker, I'm joining the rest of the world who's seen him in anything, and I'm officially in love with Jeremy Renner. Now excuse me while I go to Netfix and find all of his films, thankyouverymuch!
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oso_intricateoso_intricate on March 8th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
I started watching about the time they announced Best Editor. I missed the whole opening, so I'll reserve judgement on the whole NPH thing until I see it.

BUT OMG THE HURT LOCKER. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM ABOUT THIS. I've had reservations about the Oscars for the last couple of years. But tonight might be a turning point back to celebrating actual art and achievement instead of popular buzz.

AND OMG JEREMY RENNER be sure to watch Lords of Dogtown. :)
Arabian: Ralph Fiennes01arabian on March 8th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
He wasn't bad at all, in fact, he was great (per usual), it was just out of place, and by the end of the night, pretty much forgotten.

I'm so glad that I watched it before the Oscars. It was very good, and I'd completely forgotten about Ralph Fiennes (my favorite actor) having a small role.

I added Lords of Dogtown to my Netflix.
zellie: tv | californication : mehleucocrystal on March 8th, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
Much as I loved The Hurt Locker, I would've given director to Bigelow (so I was very happy about that, for more than one reason), Screenplay to Up in the Air (I think I might be biased there though, or even to District 9), and film to Basterds (but the Academy will never award Tarantino, not likely anyway, no matter how brilliant his films are). I also would've given the statue to Firth over Bridges, much as I love The Dude (which is a lot).

Do not talk to me about Cinematography, however, lol. I'm still fuming.
Arabian: David Duchovnyarabian on March 8th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched UitA or IB, so I can't say to those two, and I'd always give the Osar to Firth. Unless Ralph Fiennes was the other nominee.
harper47harper47 on March 8th, 2010 10:13 am (UTC)
I missed the opening and most of the ending and just saw bits and pieces but I'm thrilled for Kathryn and Sandra. It was particularly sweet to see Kathryn win sitting right in front of her douchebag of a husband Cameron. Hee!

Sandra looked gorgeous and so did Meryl (in a Chris March gown - go Chris!). Lots of pretty clothes this year.

I didn't see any of the dance segments but I'm not surprised at Kayla getting face time. Shankman directed after all.

Very predictable oscars.
Arabian: Chelsie & Markarabian on March 8th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
He may be a douchebag, but they apparently have a great relationship and he's been saying over and over again that he thinks she should win. And he was very obviously enthusiastic when she did win.

Aww, I didn't realize that Meryl was wearing Chris again. Woohoo!! She must love him. Awesome.

The face-time of Kayla was ridiculous. And even more obvious, because the guy she danced with was wearing a hat so you couldn't see him. Plus, she was the only blonde.
(Anonymous) on March 8th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
I've read far too many things about James Cameron to change my opinion. The way he dumped his first two wives and the arrogant way he acted when Titanic was big . . . . . . . well to me he will always be a douchebag. I think he saw the way the wind was blowing and made nice. I would if I were on national tv.

Yes, Meryl used Chris again. So thrilled for him. He was bubbling over it on Tom and Lorenzo's website last night.
harper47harper47 on March 8th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Oops - sorry thought I was logged in.
Arabian: ATttD - Sorryarabian on March 8th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
NM. I got this before the anon one. Got it now.

Edited at 2010-03-08 06:01 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Logan_Hiarabian on March 8th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't get me wrong, he's an ass, that's not even a question. I just know that he's had a great relationship with Bigelow for years (he's helped finance/produce some of her films), and so when he genuinely isn't being an ass, I make note of it. Because it's so rare.

So happy for Chris!! Does this not make him the most consistent high-profile PR-ee ever?
Brandy: Chuck.Chuck and Sarahbrandyleigh on March 8th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
I wasn't able to watch the Oscars, but I'm glad to hear that The Hurt Locker and Katherine Bigelow both won. And you're right about Sandra Bullock, but I like her so much that I don't mind.

And yeah, Jeremy Renner is wonderful.
Arabian: Chuck & Sarah02arabian on March 8th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just couldn't NOT be happy for her, even if she really didn't deserve it. :(
marikenobimarikenobi on March 8th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
I see him JR and all I can think is the episode of Angel he did in the first season!
Arabian: Beauty & the Geekarabian on March 8th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
I don't remember the episode, but I know I've seen it because I was watching the show then.
marikenobimarikenobi on March 8th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
it was in the ep Sonambulist, the one where Angel kept havign this weird dreams about killing people and he thought he was doing it but it was one of his proteges...
Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on March 8th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Don't remember, but I'm sure that JR was AWESOME in it. :)
Cynical Bitchunicorn23 on March 8th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
ABC must feel like fools now that Jeremy Renner's getting all this attention. He was on that ABC show The Unusuals last year and ABC decided to cancel it. Their loss is Hollywood's gain, I guess.

I was so thrilled for Kathryn that I actually cried tears of joy. Her movie, The Hurt Locker, was my horse in this race ever since I saw it around mid-2009. Well-deserved and congratulations to her. What an accomplishment.

Agreed with you that the best presenters were Tina Fey and Robert Downey, Jr. I need to watch that again. It was funny as hell. I'm willing to bet that Tina wrote that. Alec and Steve were just alright, a bit uncomfortable during the opening but they had some funny bits here and there. I think my favorite part of the opening was them poking fun at George Clooney, hee.
Arabian: BrookeWhitearabian on March 8th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Hah, I didn't remember until you said it, but I totally remember that he was the lead in The Unusuals. Eh, I get why they canceled it; I watched it for Amber Tamblyn and I did like him, but it was pretty bad.

Tina Fey and RDJ were just fantastic. And the poking at George Clooney was my favorite part of the Alec/Steve stuff.

And, of course, YAY for The Hurt Locker.
Laura.imthelonely_one on March 8th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
I loved Sandra's whole look. She looked super classy.
Arabian: Sheldon Cooper02 - Luminous Fisharabian on March 8th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
She looked amazing!!! The shots of her in the audience (especially when Forest Whitaker was doing his speech of her) ... just WOW!
S.: a quote for all occasionsartic_fox on March 8th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
I liked Cameron Diaz's dress too! And I'm not a huge fan. There were lots of pretty dresses this year actually.
Arabianarabian on March 8th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
I was meh on a lot of the dresses, but I tend to not agree often with the majority, LOL! Yeah, I'm not a fan of Diaz, but it was a lovely dress.
leosgreens: handsleosgreens on March 9th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
How come you haven't seen Inglourious Basterds? Obviously this has been said a million times, but Christoph Waltz is a friggin' revelation.
Arabianarabian on March 9th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
I have it waiting for me. I just haven't found the time to watch it.