Monday, 8 March 2010

The Oscars: Where James Cameron Got Beat And This Made Me Happy

James Cameron has had enough victories, including Titanic ridiculously beating the masterpiece that was LA Confidential back in 1997, so even those who like his movies can appreciate this little humbling. Did you see his face when the victorious Avatar techies thanked him profusely? Fucking entitlement defined. So to see Oscar pick the right movie certainly was a pleasing and redeeming sight to see. The whole thing was otherwise by the book, and everyone who was expected to win won, with the mini surprise of best adapted screenplay going to Precious. And behalf of everyone who had to suffer through all the crushing hype Avatar has received and had justly punctured yesterday... This day is our validation (until someone reminds us of Avatar's 1.5 billion worldwide, anyway).

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker (yeah)

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow ( The first female best director winner.)

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges ( The dude abides)

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock ( Kind of silly, but her speech was charming enough to make me OK with it.)

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Of course)

Best Supporting actress: Mo'Nique ( people expect me to have a problem with this but I really don't. Mo'Nique was awesome)

Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher

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