Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oscar Reflections

Most Predictable Wins: Javier Bardem and Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, respectively.

Least Predictable Wins: Tilda Swinton and Marion Cotillard for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.

Most Awkward Speech: The Coens, with their somewhat nerdy and antisocial "thank yous" after winning Best Adapted Screenplay.

Best Decisions the Academy Made This Year: Falling Slowly wins for Best Original Song, Diablo Cody for Best Original Screenplay, and Ratatouille for Best Animated Film. (I literally cheered during each of these).

Biggest Screw-Up: Turning off the microphone for Marketa Orglova's "thank you" speech.

Biggest Act of Redemption: Bringing Marketa back out after the commercial break so she could give a beautiful and authentic speech.

Random Scene-Stealer that had nothing to do with the rest of the evening: Jack Nicholson, with random jokes and shots of his reactions throughout the night.

The Best Picture of the Year: No Country for Old Men

Why we allow these awards to influence our perceptions of the art of film is beyond me. Yet I am still going to watch every Best Picture winner! I'm down to only four left. I love movies....


  1. This year was definitely better than last year as far as entertainment goes. I thought Jon Stewart's first year hosting was better than this year, but he is a big improvement from Ellen who I just cannot stand.

  2. It's spelled "Irglova." My apologies, Marketa.