Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscars 2007

Or, who cares anymore?

Maybe that's not fair. I'm glad that Martin Scorsese finally got a best director Oscar, even if it's for a film I haven't seen, but I'm of the opinion that the Oscars started to matter less when

  • they stopped saying "and the winner is..." and started saying "and the Oscar goes to..."
  • all the men stopped dressing in formal wear and started looking like they were going to one of those soap opera funerals
  • I stopped recognising half the people there
  • I stopped fancying anyone there
Although my trusty People magazine feed did provide me with this great exchange between Joan Rivers and Michael Sheen, who plays Tony Blair in The Queen.

Rivers: What do you think about Tony Blair? Cause you're English
Sheen: Well, Welsh.
Rivers: I know, but Wales IS in England.
Sheen: Well, over here it is.


Andrew Farrell said...

This reminded me of the Samuel L Jackson slavery story, the #1 hit on google for which is Wee Justin!

Trish Byrne said...

That is an excellent story.

Paul said...

Re: Sam Jackson, excellent story indeed.

I am glad Forest Whittaker won an Oscar. His speech made it obvious that he is serious about acting. I look forward to the prospect of seeing him in more lead roles.