Sunday, February 24, 2008

Why I Don't Go To The Track Or Play The Lottery

Okay, so I know my Oscar predictions absolutely blew, but hey how awesome was it to see Tilda Swinton win for Michael Clayton? Made my night and it made the rest of what seemed to be a very short broadcast all the sweeter. So congrats to Tilda, the masterminds behind Once, Diablo and every other independent minded person who won tonight...well done.

6 comments:

Steve Langton said...

Always very difficult to predict the winners, especially this year. We don't get the ceremony live here unless we subscribe to Sky satellite, but just heard the results on the radio. I'm delighted Tlda won, and hope to see MICHAEL CLAYTON soon as it's just come out on DVD and is at the top of my rental list. What did you make of NO COUNTRY bagging 4 awards?

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Steve...I didn't have a problem with all that NO COUNTRY won as it is an amazing film. I can't wait to see it again...I did prefer MICHAEL CLAYTON and THER WILL BE BLOOD but that's just me...thrilled, really thrilled to see Tilda win...

Pete Emslie said...

The highlight of the awards for me was seeing Marion Cotillard win for "La Vie en Rose". She was my personal choice, though I didn't believe she would win. From her reaction and exuberant speech, it looked like she was as shocked as anyone that she had won the Oscar. I enjoy surprises like that!

Overall, a very enjoyable and tasteful show with kudos to host, Jon Stewart, who would seem to be the natural successor to Bob, Johnny and Billy. I particularly enjoyed the music performances by the absolutely adorable Amy Adams and Kristen Chenoweth singing two of the songs from Disney's "Enchanted". Frankly, I thought Amy Adams' role in that film was worthy of an Oscar nod - just one more example of how terrific films and performances that are not dramas are usually overlooked by the Academy these days. Ah, for that glorious bygone era of "An American in Paris" and "My Fair Lady" when musicals were a major contender come Oscar time...

Rogue Spy 007 said...

I was pretty satisfied with the winners. I did think that "No Country For Old Men" to win Best Picture. I actually wanted Viggo to win Best Actor for "Eastern Promises," but I figured it was between Daniel and George. I was surprised, but thrilled, that Tilda Swinton won Best Supporting Actress. I had thought that Ruby Dee would win it. Highlights of the night include the performance of Once, Marion's win as Best Actress and her reaction, and also Tilda's win and speech. It wasn't the best show ever, but I enjoyed it. I was happy with the winners.

Lastyear said...

Marion was the biggest surprise.Glad to see the song from Once winning.Hated the Enchantment songs-reminded me of the Alan & Marilyn Bergman crap we use to have to listen to year after year.Also it looked like Amy Adams lip synced.I was hoping NCFOM would win for editing since it was edited by the Coen bros who due to union rules had to credit it to a fictional person-loved the picture of the grizzled old dude they used.Wonder who would accepted it?

Jeremy Richey said...

I haven't seen ENCHANTED, LA VIE EN ROSE or ONCE so I really can't comment on them...I was fairly satisfied with the results among the ones I had seen and it was nice to see so many Europeans getting recognition throughout the night...thanks for the comments...