Monday, March 06, 2006

I'd like to thank the Academy...for nothing

I wasn't going to watch the Oscars as part of my ban on all awards shows (except for the Golden Globes because that involves TV). I am especially bitter toward the Oscars because I hate them ever since they didn't even nominate Paul Giamatti for "Sideways". Um, hello, acting doesn't get better than that! But I love Jon Stewart, and I wanted to see how he did so I did end up watching them.

Things that were awesome about the Oscars:
- Jon Stewart
- Dolly Parton
- Reese Witherspoon
- Jennifer Aniston
- Will Ferrell & Steve Carell
- Ben Stiller
- George Clooney
- Fake smear campaign ads-especially the one about sound editing

Things that were not awesome about the Oscars:
- Pretty much everything else

Why do I keep watching these? All they do is suck time out of my life. Seriously it takes like 4 hours to hand out roughly 6 awards to a bunch of boring movies that nobody I know even goes to see-except Sharda who sees every boring movie (Gosford Park). Here are my opinions on the movies that were nominated for Best Picture. I haven't seen any of them, but really how important is that when giving an opinion on something? Not very I say.

Capote - Bo-ring! Every clip of this movie put me to sleep. Did Truman Capote really talk like that?

Good Night, and Good Luck - Yeah it's black and white so... no. I mean I love me some George Clooney, but this has to be boring, right? I don't know-I'll probably end up renting it.

Munich - This looks pretty complicated and like I might be worn out mentally afterward. It's probably a good story, but I can say with almost 100% certainty that I will never see this film.

Brokeback Mountain - I want to see this movie. I'm curious - not bi-curious (sorry Steph) - just curious to see what all the fuss is about. How will I get through, "I wish I could quit you!" without laughing, though?

Crash - Diane and Drew went to see it and said it was horrible. So I asked them to tell me the whole story. I seriously wanted to punch them in the throats just for telling it to me. Me seeing this = false. I guess a lot of people were shocked that this won because there aren't any gay cowboys in it or something.

Obviously I have pretty sophisticated taste in movies considering I won't see any of the above, but I did rent "Flightplan" and "The Dukes of Hazzard" this weekend. I mean come on, Academy, where's your love for the Duke cousins??


russ said...

You live in the 'burbs somewhere, right?

sharda said...

you shut your mouth sarah. the oscars award season is the most wonderful time of the year. it is my christmas.

also diane and drew have the worst movie taste ever.

Sarah said...

Russ, yes I do. I think if I was cool I could say something like "'Burbs representin'" or something like that, but I don't know how to say that.

Sharda, don't be mad. I'm sure someone else out there like "Gosford Park". Diane and Drew have awesome movie taste-just like me.

Anonymous said...

For the are not my type, I just really get a kick out of seeing you squirm. George Clooney...yow-za! Hot and political...mama likey! That is my type.

So, I was going to plan an outing to see the foreign film from South Africa that's been highlighted all over NPR, Sharda is interested? I mean, it might not have the special effects of Howard the Duck, but still it sounds awesome...yeah, how are we friends? -Steph

Oh, that girl. said...

I effing DO NOT heart the academy's. SInce I went on that damn cruise and missed THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT EPISODES of greys anatomy and then this???? WTF!!! I need to see my Grey's Anatomy. It makes me love Sunday nights.

Eileen said...

You rented Dukes of Hazzard? And then told people? Oh the shame....

Of course I actually own a copy of Gosford Park so it's possible our movie tastes don't overlap

Diane said...

I seriously can't believe CRASH won. Actually, i can because the Oscars suck. That movie was so awful.

Sharda- all I'm saying is the Talented Mr. Ripley was good...oh wait.

Anonymous said...

You need your own TV show to recap things.

Rebecca said...

The "I can't quit you" part is actually kind of sad, so I think you should be able to get through it without totally cracking up. But I could be giving you too much credit! ;)

Wenchy said...

I liked "Walk the line"

Sarah said...

Eileen, it's okay. We can still be friends. :)

Wenchy, me too! That's the only one I saw, but it wasn't up for an Oscar.