Mar 10, 2010

Oscars 2010: The Winners

Two awesome comedians hosted the Oscars, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Now after seeing these guys on SNL for all those years, I was totally expecting better. Hell they didn't even do the song and dance at the beginning of the show. They gave that to Neil Patrick Harris. If they were gonna do that they might as well have had NPH host the whole thing. He did a great job at the Tony's. Jackman was way better last year.

I also had slight issues with the telecast. Why did I not get performances of the Best Song nominees, but instead dances to the Best Score nominees. I know Adam Shankman was one of the producers of the show, but you still could have included your dancers in a Best Song performance. And getting to actually hear "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" would have been nice.

But now onto the good stuff, the winners. First the Best Supporting Actor, Christoph Waltz. His breakout role in Inglourious Basterds was the overnight sensation moment this German actor had been waiting for his whole career. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I hear his performance was awesome. Plus, I just love his attitude. He's seems like such a great guy enjoying the ride.

Now onto Best Supporting Actress, Mo'Nique. We all know Mo'Nique as a comedienne and sitcom actress, but her dramatic turn as Mary, Precious's mother, was nothing short of amazing. You forget that is Mo'Nique all you saw was that Mary, confused and mean. And Mo'Nique's tribute to those that came before her was a great touch. She wore blue and gardenias in her hair in honor of the first African-American Academy Award winner, Hattie McDaniel, who wore the same color and the same flowers in her hair when she picked up her Oscar for Gone with the Wind. What a nice touch, especially since they both won the same category.

Best Actor was reserved for the Dude, Jeff Bridges. I personally thought that this should have gone to George Clooney for his awesome performance in Up in the Air. But you know the Academy, sometimes they just give the award to someone on an ok performance to celebrate their entire career. And this was the time for Jeff. I gotta love how grateful he was to his parents for bringing him into the industry. And his appreciation and love for his wife and kids too.

And my best dressed and one of my favorite people, Best Actress, Sandra Bullock. Sandra's role in The Blind Side was awesome. She embodied Leigh Anne Tuohy. Truly one of her best performances. Plus, she is the first to win a Razzie and an Oscar in the same year. And Sandy is so awesome she went in person to accept her Razzie too!

Now onto the category I was most looking forward to, Best Director. For only the fourth time in history, a woman was nominated. And this wasn't a chick flick either, The Hurt Locker, was a gritty war flick. And Kathryn Bigelow got it. The first woman honored as Best Director by the Academy. Having Barbra Streisand give her the award was a nice touch. Plus Kathryn winning out over her ex-husband was just too sweet!

And then in the shocker of the night, The Hurt Locker won Best Picture! Everyone thought it would be Avatar, but the little indie movie, not the biggest grossing one finally won out. Now if you have a chance go and check out The Hurt Locker. It's a great action-packed movie!

And while you're at it check out some of the other nominees. I saw 6 of the 10 Best Picture nominees. I recommend The Hurt Locker, The Blind Side, Precious, Up and my personal favorite Up in the Air.

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