I found it hard to believe that nine pictures were nominated. Nine? They couldn't narrow it down? The only movie I saw was "The Help." Good movie, but not Oscar worthy? Perhaps if they'd stayed true to the novel. I haven't seen an original, creative thought, push the envelope movie in years. Maybe Oscar got it right this year with "The Artist." If not Viola Davis, glad Streep won. Good for Plummer too. I miss the days of real movie stars, not the flashes in the pan, tabloid fodder celebrities.
Oh by the way...am I the only one bothered by Adam Sandler when he talked about watching great movies and how he was motivated by movies to make movies. Really? Adam Sandler? Adam Sandler gets to talk about making movies and what inspired him? Aackk!
Post by alliehalliwell on Feb 29, 2012 3:22:55 GMT -5
I wasn't bothered by Adam Sandler. He is mainly a comedian but he's slowly branching out into some serious roles and yes, a lot of ridiculous ones. What I got by his comments were that by the time he's 85, he will have tried everything. Hopefully he'll give up the horrible roles like Jack & Jill (Which I will avoid watching if my life depends on it) and choose more interesting roles like he had in Punch Drunk Love. I think he CAN act, he just choses to have fun.
Anyways, I found this year's Oscars a huge improvement over last year's. Anne Hathaway and James Franco can act but their hosting of the Oscars was awful. Billy Crystal did a good job. Funny, and I really liked some of the montages/interviews they had. I also liked the performance by Cirque Du Soleil. I think however, the Agist jokes could have been left out. So what if Christopher Plummer and Max Von Sydow are in their 80's? I found jokes about their age to be in poor taste but I'm glad the men took it with ease but comments like that just prove that our society has issues with old people. I wasn't the only one that thought this too. A friend commented to me about this.
And Billy Crystal isn't in his 20's so why did HE make those jokes? Didn't make any sense at all. But I found those comments to be the complete opposite from last year when Anne Hathaway stated randomly a couple times "We're young" which was just weird.
Most of the nominated movies I've never heard of and I think I've only seen ONE which was Harry Potter. lol. That should have won out for special effects.
I love the speech Christopher Plummer gave & and I like the little bit betweeen Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. It was cute. I was actually hoping for Viola Davis to win too but I would have been happy with either of them or even Michelle Williams. All great actresses.
I know people have been talking about this in media but what was with Angelina Jolie's stance? Why did she have to show her leg? I know people love her being sexy and all but am I the only one that just finds it annoying? I liked her so much more when she was in movies like Hackers where she was NORMAL and didn't cater to the media. I think one of the reasons I find it annoying is that she's deliberately making herself only appear 'sexy' which I've noticed actresses who do that have a short career span. 10 more years and she'll find the roles she gets offered to be rather limited, whereas someone like Meryl Streep will be classy and yet fun without showing off random body parts (despite the age difference, I think Meryl would pull it off if she wanted to). Anyways, my point is, the weird stance was just lame, awkward, and it was like Angelina was pimping herself out.