Sunday, March 7, 2010


And Oscar 2010 is over. For a list of all the Academy Award winners go here:

Random thoughts:

I think I liked composer Michael Giacchino's acceptance speech the best, where he encouraged those kids who might not have the same positive support he received from his parents growing up. He told them to believe in themselves and to always chase their dreams. Hopefully this is just the first of many wins for the talented Mr. Giacchino.

Mo'Nique, Sandra Bullock and director Kathryn Bigelow all gave touching acceptance speeches.

I liked that Dug showed up in the proceedings, and that Robin Williams didn't make an ass out of himself.

What was up with that lady who interrupted that dude as he was accepting the award for Best Documentary Short? Bitch couldn't wait her turn and at least let the man finish before taking her turn. And she didn't even say sorry. Not cool.

The hip-hop dancing to the nominated movie scores was just weird (and I like seeing that style of dance on So You Think You Can Dance with the right music playing with it).

I thought the tribute to John Hughes was well done. As a writer, producer, and director he was responsible for so many great and fun movies whose impact is still being felt today. Witness the upcoming remake of his National Lampoon's Vacation (and you know the studios will likely reboot Home Alone in a few years). Ferris Bueller, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club still hold up today. No one wrote teens the way Mr. Hughes did, and he did it without all the foul language and situations prevalent in so much of what passes for teen movies these days.

Also, it was nice of The Dude to accept the award for Best Actor for Jeff Bridges, man.

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