First award:Art Decoration: The Aviator
Wow-best supporting actor this early??Best Supporting Actor: MORGAN FUCKING FREEMAN!! About goddamned time!
Third Award:Animated Feature Film: YAY!!!! THE INCREDIBLES!!! WOOOOTTTT.
Fourth:Best Make-Up: Lemony Snicket.
No opinion cause I dont really care
God I hate Beyonce Knowles. So incredibly fucking overrated. butchered that french song.
Fifth:Best Costumes: The Aviator.
Ok, I am a little suprised by this. All these supporting Oscars makes me wonder if the aviator is going to get shafted later.
Sixth: Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchette, The Aviator.
She was gaining some serious momentum from what I read the last several weeks, probably as a result of the whole Aviator momentum gaining steam. I think Madsen and Sideways just faded out a tiny bit as we got closer to the awards. This might not bode well for Sideways.
Seventh:Best Documentary Feature: Born Into Brothels
I knew NOTHING about this pic, but I think its a huge upset over Super Size Me, which I read in quite a few places had most of the buzz.
Eigth:Best Editing: Lady from the Aviator
Hmm. The aviator is gaining serious steam now. I think its an absolute lock for either Best Picture or Best Picture right now. I didn't realize it had this much momentum. Too bad my sentimental pick, collateral didnt win
Ninth:Best Adapted Screenplay: Sideways
Not terribly suprised here. Seems awfully like a make-up Oscar to me, it really does. I have a feeling the film will be shut out other than this.Honorary Oscar: Sidney Lamet
I still hate Beyonce.
Tenth:Live Action Short Film: Wasp, Andrea Arnold.
Another movie I know nothing aboutl.
Eleventh:Animated Short Film: Ryan, Chris Landreth.
Ditto above commentary.
Twelfth:Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, The Aviator.
A little suprised by this, the Aviator is really sweeping these awards, which often points directly towards a best picture nod.
Thirteenth:Sound Mixing: Ray
. This makes sense.
Fourteenth:Sound Editing: The Incredibles
. Great! I thought this might get it, glad the Incredibles won again!
Fifteenth:Documentary Short: Mighty Times: The Children's March.
Sixteenth:Best Original Score: Finding Neverland.
Sad, moving tribute to Hollywood's recently deceased. Lots of big names on that list. Yo Yo Ma continues to absolutely rule, on a lighter note.
I still hate Beyonce, and she has some fat, fat thighs to go along with that jelly. Yuck.
Seventeenth:Best Original Song: Song from Motorcycle Diaries.
Eighteenth: Ooh finally a biggie!Best Actress: Hillary Swank, Million Dollar Baby!
From all accounts, she is very deserving of it. Two best actress oscars. This girl is going to be a serious power over the course of her career if shes careful with her roles and avoids the next The Core.
Nineteenth:Foreign Language Film: The Sea Inside
. Absolutely no suprise here. This was a lock.
Twentieth:Original Screenply: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Charlie Kaufman wins again. Wow. I really didnt like this movie, so I will pass on the commentary.
Twenty-first: Ok, finally, another biggie!Best Actor: Jamie Foxx, Ray!
No suprise whatsoever. I think we all saw this coming.
Twenty-second:Best Director: CLINT EASTWOOD!!
Who the hell doesn't think Clint rocks the house? What a super man, and it took him long enough to finally become a Hollywood legend for his skill as well as his action movie fame. Poor Scorcese. He will win it one day, just ran up against a brick wall tonight.
Twenty-third, and final:Best Picture: MILLION DOLLAR BABY!!!
Wow, this IS an upset. The momentum was clearly with the Aviator, but the Clint love won out!
A few concluding thoughts. I enjoyed Chris Rock, a lot. He is well spoken, very clever, funny, and more than willing to poke fun at absolutely EVERYONE. I feel like now that he has proved he wont burn down the theather or end every sentence with "RIGHT NIGGAS?" they might let him off the hook a bit if they invite him back. All in all, what I would call a successful, if uneventful debut. Far better than whoopi goldberg, dave letterman, and just about every other recent host.