Lately I've gotten a few offers to co-write/guest post on other people's blogs. I think that its a wonderful idea and I've been waiting for someone to actually go through with it - and they did! I may just make this a semi-regular thing. So now, I present to you a very good friend of mine's thoughts on the Oscars last night:
Note: Do remember that these are the thoughts from another person. If you don't like it, don't dare take it out on me. This is merely to provide readers with a fresh (and hopefully comedic) look on new things I myself won't really write about.
The Best, The Worst, and the WTF… Of Oscars 2008
By Brandon Lewis
In a big F.U. to its own country, the Academy awarded all of the big acting honors to European actors! Daniel Day-Lewis, a British actor and previous winner for 1989’s My Left Foot, won for his movie There Will Be Blood. French actress Marion Cottillard (don’t feel stupid, I never heard of her either) won Best Actress for La Vie En Rose. In another upset, British actress Tilda Swinton upset acclaimed actress Ruby Dee for Best Supporting Actress. Finally, Spanish actor Javier Bardem took home Best Supporting Actor.
Stripper Glory. Diablo Cody won Best Original Screenplay for the movie Juno, but that’s not the best news. New York’s favorite “tell people’s business” newspaper The New York Post revealed that she used to be a stripper before she became the most sought-after writer in the business (that no one has heard of). Who said strippers don’t have talent? LOL.
Michael Who? Unless you are a major movie buff, you probably never heard of 4 of the 5 nominated Best Picture nominees. Little promotion made Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, and Atonement strangers to viewers, leaving little to care about.
Where Are You? No offense to Miley Cyrus or Heidi Klum, but where the hell was the movie stars? Remember the days of Tom and Nicole, Ben and Jennifer (Lopez), damn, even Cher! Instead, we get The Rock. The Rock!!! Are you serious? Next year, please, get the actors back.
Jon Stewart’s opening monologue. It was painfully unfunny. It was so obvious that the writers who were just three weeks ago were striking whipped that up at the very last minute. Even Jon Stewart, who has been a good host in the past, looked uncomfortable up there.
Honestly, the whole damn show sucked. From the out-of-place, choppy clip shows to the weird award ordering, the usually perfect award ceremony began to show some cracks. Yeah, it was always long, but seeing those great moments that only the Oscars could deliver made up for it. There were none. It was a glorified clip show, and people viewed it that way. Viewership was down 21% this year. I think it’s time for a tune up of Hollywood’s oldest vehicle.