Oscar Winners - blow by blow

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    Best supporting actor - George Clooney - Syriana
    Visual Effects - King Kong
    Animated Feature Film - Wallace & Gromit
    Live Action Short - Six Shooter (Martin McDonagh)
    Animated Short Film - The Moon and the Son
    Costume Design - Colleen Atwood (Memiors of a Geisha)
    Makeup - Howard Berger & Tami Lane (Chronicles of Narnia)
    Sawyer Award - Gary Demos
    Best supporting actress - Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener)
    Documentary Short - A Note of Triumph: The golden age of Norman Corwin
    Documentary Feature - March of the Penguins
    Art Direction - John Myer (Memiors of a Geisha)
    Set Decoration - Gretchen Rau (Memiors of a Geisha)
    Original score - Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain)
    Sound Mixing - Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek (King Kong)
    Honorary Oscar - Robert Altman (MASH, Nashville, Shortcuts, The Player, Gosford Park)
    Original Song - Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard - "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp" (Hustle & Flow)
    Sound Editing - Mike Hopkins, Ethan Van der Ryn (King Kong)
    Foreign Language Film - South Africa (Tsotsi)
    Film Editing - Hughes Winborne (Crash)
    Leading actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
    Cinematography - Dion Beebe (Memiors of a Geisha)
    Leading actress - Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)
    Adapted Screenplay - Larry McMurtry, Dianna Ossana (Brokeback Mountain)
    Original Screenplay - Paul Haggis, Bobby Moresco (Crash)
    Director - Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
    Motion Picture - Crash
     
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    ahem....it's Wallace and Gromit :eek:)

    <---- proud owner of that movie.
     
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    It's apparent you're a parent when...

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    LOL - I'm just getting back at you for teasing me about TexMex!
     
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    Well, That's All Folks!
     
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    Clooney SO outed himself....

    yay George!
     
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    Yah, I have to agree.. who brings a guy to the Oscars when you are George Clooney!! I mean, isn't he "dating" Lucy Lu??
    Stronzo... I take it back, Clooney is gay. You have my deepest apoligises for doubting you.:cool:

    And I have to admit, I was surprised that Phillip Seymour Hoffman won for Best Male. I figured that Heath Ledger would have won given all the hype geared towards the film.
     
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    jb, no need for an apology.


    I was mostly referring to the opening scene with Clooney and John Stewart in bed together.. but yes that too. Clooney's dating Lucy Liu?? If so she's just the beard. He's dating Lucy Liu about as much as Matthew Mcconaughey is 'dating' Penelope Cruz:rolleyes:

    I think, by in large, the awards kinda sucked small dong.
     
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    Very small dong!!:biggrin1: Dull with the exception of the cowboys clips in the beginning and the clips for the best actress. Those were hilarious:biggrin1:

    BTW... I loved the new pic in your gallery Stronzo
     
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    In your face, homos!
     
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    Crash was a great fucking movie. :biggrin1: There is no arguing that. The cast was FILLED with stars. How can you lose:cool:
     
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    Thank you, Dr. Dilznick, for helping me make the point I hope to make here.

    I observed, some time ago, that I did not pay much attention to the Oscars. (For a reference, see this thread.) The reason, aside from the fact that I'm simply not that interested in most movies, is that I view the Academy Awards as a 3-plus hour-long commerical for the motion picture industry. (I don't watch the Tonys, Emmys, Grammys, or any other award show either, for the same reason.) I see the Oscars as being little concerned with the art of making films and completely about the commercial end of the business. The winners are always (it seems) financially successful films and the focus is on them. Should you doubt me: consider how long the awardees of commercially unviable categories (for instance, best foreign-language film, for which an Oscar is a tremendous honor) get to speak about their award versus how long awardees in the commercial categories (best actor, actress, etc.) get to speak. For all the platitudes the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences spew out about how the Academy Awards honor the art and technology of storytelling, the bottom line is this: the Academy Awards solely exist to put butts in the seats of theatres and always have, essentially as the representative from the Academy described midway through the telecast.

    I actually watched the Oscars, from beginning to end, for the first time tonight, because I had seen Brokeback Mountain and found it to be the best movie I had seen in years, if not in my entire life. Understand that I have not seen Crash (in fact, I had never even heard of it before tonight) and I assume by virtue of its nomination, it is a good film worthy of consideration for Best Picture. But I am not the least bit surprised that Brokeback Mountain did not win Best Picture: the Academy simply doesn't have the guts to choose it as best picture, regardless of whether it is or not. If theatres in mainstream America refuse to show it because they are afraid of its message, and as a consequence, it's not going to make boatloads of money, it's not going to win a high-visibility Academy Award, plain and simple. In my view, the Academy simply chose the least controversial film in the category in an effort to cover its ass.

    So am I surprised that a film with a gay theme didn't win? Not particularly. Not as long as theatre owners-- and the public at large-- say "in your face, homos". Welcome to the real world.
     
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    That blew me away too.


     
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    The saddest moment of the evening was when screen legend Lauren Bacall came out to announce a tribute to Film Noir (one person here knows why this is so important to me)...anyway, she shuffled out, was winded when she got to the podium, couldn't read the teleprompter...and her hair, makeup and frock were flawless. Sad stuff. She's always been such a sharp lady.
     
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    True, but her quick and undaunted recovery shows the class women that she is.
     
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    Yes, I failed to mention that she pulled it out at the end. God I love that woman. She loves herself enough for all of us:biggrin1:
     
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    "You know it's hard out here for a PIMP!!!"


    Yes, I am STILL tripping. "Hustle and Flow was a great movie as well.


    Tough call between Brokeback and Crash. Both great movies (Mrs. Lex and I see all the Oscar nominated films). Crash was very heavy-handed (in a good way).
     
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    Brokeback didn't play in the regular theater here. It's gonna be in the dollar theater and I want to see it on the big screen so...I still haven't seen it. 'Crash' was sensational.
     
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    Motherfucking Reese Witherspoon got best actress for her terrible portrayal of June Carter Cash? We like her and all...the acceptance speech was like Elle Woods at graduation. Maybe they gave her an award for having such a pretty husband.
     
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    I actually got roped into seeing this and it was pretty decent actually. I busted up laughing when Heath Ledger turned his wife over on her stomach. The thing that pisses me off, though, is that it seems like anyone who says anything except "this movie is great" gets labeled as a homophobe.
     
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