Friday, September 08, 2006

Oh Ellen


We have our Oscar host!

I love Ellen. Sure, she's toothless, so I doubt we'll get any "Jude Law was in every damn movie" style zingers, but I don't care, her word-vomit caught-in-the-headlights schtick always makes me laugh. Will she dance? And more importantly, will Portia be in the front row?

And is this the Academy's way of trying to make up for last year's tragic Brokeback snub? A way to appease the ready-to-riot gays? Well... I do love Ellen, but nothing's gonna make that pain go away. You're still on my shit-list, Academy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Jared, that was the first thing that came to my mind too.

When the USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Envelope, Rolling Stone, BBC News, Stephen King, all pretty much go and point out how sad / wrong their decision was- some subtle (some not so subtle)- they have to know by now how incredibly bad they fu*ked up.

And personally, what’s really confirmed this is the attitude of people who never even cared about the Oscars to begin with… but they know a copout when then see one.

But Brokeback Mountain (and even Crash) are separate and apart from all this. My perceptions of either film will obviously never be marred by the whole Oscar debacle. I still look at Crash as a solid, occasionally thought provoking film that deserves a place among the top 12- 15 films of 2005… and I still look at Brokeback as the Best Picture of 2005- a landmark film, a timeless classic, a film I hold deep in my heart. I also my might add I still look back on the award season that was 2005 quite fondly. The BFCA, Golden Globes, Guild Awards, ISA and particularly the BAFTAs where pretty much fantastic.

Unfortunately my perceptions of the Oscars have been marred forever. What happened on March 5th, 2006 cut a lot of people deep. It stings and probably always will.