Tuesday, February 26, 2008

And the loser is ...

(Drum roll please)

The 80th Academy Awards.

As it turned out, the really big story of the Academy Awards this year was Jennifer Garner "being groped" by Gary Busey on the red carpet.

I have never understood the Joan and Melissa Rivers red carpet BS.

This is not Fashion Week. It is a film awards show.

Furthermore ... PLEASE get over yourself Jenn. I know animal actors that have more range than you.

Despite all the stupidity outside the theatre, perhaps the greatest moments of idiocy came during the show itself.

A) Firstly, Miley Cyrus is not a film professional and therefore should not be a presenter. We all know why she was invited, but apparently it didn't work since this was the smallest television audience in the show's 80 year history. It turns out that the presence of Heidi Klum and Sean Combs didn't help much either.

B) If you are going to do a montage of past Oscar hosts ... you might want to include all of them.

C) Add to that ... actor Brad Renfro was noticeably left out of the Academy Awards "in memoriam" tribute to Hollywood figures who died in the past year. Why? ... Because he died of drugs?
God knows that has never happened in Hollywood before.

An Academy spokeswoman said: ""Unfortunately, there isn't enough room to include everyone."

A life is worth three seconds, bitch ... three damn seconds.

D) Then, what really killed me was that there was absolutely no mention of Roy Schieder's recent tragic death.

Not only was he an amazing actor, but he was a part of some of the most important films of all time.

"All That Jazz"
"The French Connection"
"Marathon Man".

Fortunately, someone cut this nice tribute together on

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Blogger Dusty said...

I didnt watch this year...but I did see all the slams about the show, including short blubs from the show.

It was irrelevant to me..and evidently to a lot of people since the audience was so small.

But I heart you for giving me the basic premise. Thanks!!!!!!!!!! ;p

2:54 AM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

More reason to feel validated for my oft-questioned decision of the last four years for not watching any TV... i clicked on the YouTube of Gary Busey and WTF, Jennifer Garner? Really, get over yourself, dear.

Great post, Peter!

2:14 AM  

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