Here’s the main list of winners from the 80th Academy Awards, plus a link to the other winners. To sum it up last night: yawn. Obviously they couldn’t do much in terms of writing because of the writers strike’s end just a couple weeks before, so the producers had created a huge amount of clips for an Oscar clip show. They did air some, but not all, thankfully.
It was also shorter, which is always a plus, but I noticed that I kept changing the channel to watch the lame Asteroid, a 1997 made-for-TV disaster movie with Michael Biehn. What does that tell you?
Anyway, the main winners:
Best Picture: No Country For Old Men
Best Director(s): Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard in (La Vie en Rose, a surprise win)
After the jump, the others!
Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men, which I hear he’s incredible in this)
Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, an upset)
Best Original Screenplay: Juno (Diablo Cody)
Best Adapted Screenplay: No Country For Old Men (The Coen Bros.)
My thoughts: I’m more upset about Transformers losing the Visual FX Oscar to the big bomb, The Golden Compass! ARGH!
I wish I could go back to 1997 and take the Coen Brothers’ Screenplay Oscar for Fargo (a fantastic film, don’t get me wrong) and give it to John Sayles for Lone Star, and then give them the Best Picture and Director Oscars because The English Patient sucks.
And while I’m back in time, I’ll interrogate the voters why Dances With Wolves and Forrest Gump both beat Goodfellas and Pulp Fiction, respectively. Then again, these days they go for the darker material than ever berore.
I need to see some of these movies, but the dramas and indies bore me these days. One last thing, why does everyone in Hollywood and the media fawn over George Clooney?! He’s so overrated! And all his movies bomb, unless it’s Ocean’s whatever.
What did you guys think? Check out the full list of winners here.