Commentary 25 Feb 2013 01:15 am

Oscars Stink

It was a long boring show. Seth McFarlane never got the appropriate timing for the joke telling and consequently blew every joke. He should stay behind the animation joke telling.

Congratulations to the makers of Brave and Paperman. Both are distinguished films, and now they’re more distinguished. Both are solid performances.

Congratulations to the EFFX people who did Life of Pi. I’m embarrassed that the Academy treated you so poorly wen giving a not-very-long speech. Especially in the light of the words you were about to say re the labor problems Rhythm & Hues is having. I can’t believe they shut off your mic. Such poor taste makes one wonder about the dignity of the show’s producers. It didn’t come off as very gracious, to say the least.

I won’t say bad about Argo, I’ll only think it. I’m pleased Ang Lee won Best Director and received a well deserved standing ovation.

On to 2013. Hopefully there will be more dignity in the end.

3 Responses to “Oscars Stink”

  1. on 25 Feb 2013 at 1:27 pm 1.Andrew said …

    I’m quite surprised by Brave winning the Oscar for best feature animation. It’s strange because Pixar has consistently won that award for years…but this time around I expected Wreck It Ralph to win because that seemed to be better received than Brave. Of course, the Disney company wins either way since Pixar is also a Disney subsidiary. But good for them and I’m glad that Disney animation studios did win the Oscar for Paperman (though part of me wanted to see Adam and Dog win).
    And seriously, why did the show cut off the Life of Pi Effx people so unceremoniously? They’ve already been mistreated by the Hollywood system, now they can’t even let themselves and the injustice be known (…though at the very least there was the protest at the beginning)?

  2. on 25 Feb 2013 at 4:59 pm 2.Joey P said …

    I was rooting for ParaNorman, but I’m neither surprised nor dismayed that Brave won. Likewise, I’d hoped that Lincoln might take Best Picture, but I enjoyed Argo.
    As for Seth, I thought he did pretty well. The man can certainly sing, I think we can agree on that. You may disagree with me on this, but I would have loved a tie between Kushner and Tarantino for Best Screenplay. At least there were plenty of films from 2012 worth celebrating.

  3. on 28 Feb 2013 at 4:09 am 3.john dilworth said …

    “I won’t say bad about Argo, I’ll only think it.” Ha HA HAA! I love that. I’m going to use this fairly often!

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