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Oscar Clean-up!

A few extra bits from the Oscars tonight!

-The awards for music and sound definitely found the correct homes tonight.  Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross did an amazing job with The Social Network, and I can’t believe I am writing about Trent Reznor on this blog.  Anyone who doesn’t think Inception deserved the award for sound design and editing didn’t go see that movie in a theater.  It was the best part of the film.

-Florence Welch continues her systematic takeover of award shows.  Much like the Grammys, “who is that redhead with the amazing voice?” was said in homes all across America.  The performance of “If I Rise” from the  movie 127 Hours was outstanding, and just one more reason for everyone to check out Florence and the Machine’s debut album Lungs.


-It was great to see many of Beliefnet’s Top 5 Inspirational Oscar Nominees earning honors tonight.  There really were a number of great and moving films this year.  As for my choices, I loved The King’s Speech and True Grit for the same reasons – they were serious, funny, and explored human relationships in a unique way.  All of the performances were incredible in both films, so it is really a wash for me.  They were both wonderful.

I’ll wrap this up before I start stereotypically complaining about the hosts (they were bad), what did you think about the Oscars tonight?

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posted February 28, 2011 at 12:26 am

I’ve really been digging Florence & The Machine lately — very creative music.
Anne & what’s-his-name were dumb. Their humor was base and crass in an unwitty, un-nuanced way. Bob Hope, dead, would have done a better job. In fact he did….
I’m sorry Inception didn’t get a little more credit at this year’s awards show, and I’m surprised that True Grit was passed over completely. (someone tweeted “Wolfman 1 Oscar, True Grit 0. WTF?” lol) That said, The King’s Speech is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. I’m glad the Academy gave it the recognition it deserved.
Totally unrelated: Your captcha insists that I enter an A with an umlaut. When the hell did Captcha go international and MORE annoying? :p

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posted February 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

I think being a remake hurt True Grit more than anything. Still, Wolfman having an Oscar and not True Grit is just insane.
The only award that The King’s Speech received which I was unsure about was Best Director. Not that the directing wasn’t fantastic, but it didn’t necessarily wow me.
Billy Crystal would have done an amazing job hosting – and he was there!
(for my captcha I get to enter the word “bacteria”)

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