Post-Oscar Thread

A first in Oscar history: Kathryn Bigelow wins Best Director for The Hurt Locker, which also won big picture.

Sandra Bullock takes Best Actress on a night when Precious seemed to rule. Mo'Nique wins for best supporting actress.

Jeff Bridges for best actor in Crazy Heart -- I really liked Michelle Pfeiffer's introduction of Jeff Bridges.

Christoph Waltz was one of my favorite performances of the year, I'm so glad he won for best supporting actor for Inglorious Basterds.

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as co-hosts are getting good reviews. I didn't think they were funny or memorable. [More...]

The show itself was less glitzy and spontaneous than usual. Even the dresses were less glamorous, lots of beige, cream metallic, not much color.

What did you like about the show? Which films are you now wanting to see? And of course, where do you think it fall short?

Update: Who was that horrid woman who grabbed the mike from her co-winner for one of the short film awards and then wouldn't let him say a word? (Answer here, video here.)

Question: Does Oprah have a financial stake in Precious?

Who looked great? Demi Moore; Sandra Bullock; Kate Winslet; Cameron Diaz and Meryl Streep.

Who could have done better? Sarah Jessica Parker (pretty but shapeless Chanel); Maggie G. (LA is not Hawaii); Vera Farmiga (looked like a stuffed seashell); Mariah Carey (too polyester-ish looking and skimpily cut); Jennifer Lopez (pretty top line and color but way too much material); Sigorney Weaver (toga night?) and Charlize Theron (it looks better when you see a full shot of her than it does when you just see the top, but it's still ugly.)

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    Congrats to Katherine Bigelow (5.00 / 4) (#5)
    by nycstray on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:28:00 PM EST
    As happy as I was that she won, a part of me wondered how many women's films did not get the support they needed to get off the ground, get exposure etc. Hopefully things will change and we don't have to wait years to see more films directed by women, and see more women nominated for directing at the Oscars.

    One more ceiling broken, hoping for many more to come ;)

    Wasn't it great that Barbra Streisand (5.00 / 5) (#10)
    by hairspray on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:37:10 PM EST
    gave out the award to Kathyrn Bigelow?  I recall when a film Barbra directed years ago won best picture and a few other awards, but the academy chose to ignore her for director.  It was really hers but politics or misogeny were working.  I was sad about that.

    It was (5.00 / 4) (#17)
    by nycstray on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:43:42 PM EST
    I remember when she didn't win years ago. And the saddest part of that sentence is "years ago" and it took till now?!

    I actually teared up when KB won. And BS gave her the award. Had a flashback to my enthusiasm in JrHigh when women's lib was making waves . . .  and here we are all these years later . . . .


    She's directed more than one that (5.00 / 1) (#29)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 03:20:40 AM EST
    was award-worthy. She did win the Best Director Golden Globe for Yentl. but wasn't nominated for the Oscar. Then, Prince of Tides was nominated for Best Picture, but lost to Silence of the Lambs. I recall that being a major disappointment year for Barbra.

    And Nick Nolte (5.00 / 1) (#72)
    by BackFromOhio on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 05:45:16 PM EST
    who gave the performance of a life time, for which Barbra deserves at least some credit, was ignored.

    He got the Golden Globe (none / 0) (#87)
    by Inspector Gadget on Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 01:58:44 AM EST
    but, I thought he over-acted the part to an extreme and was very disappointed in his performance.

    James Lipton & (none / 0) (#88)
    by BackFromOhio on Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 08:39:18 PM EST
    I heartily disagree.  But, as they say, that's what makes horse races!  

    Barbra had some pretty good (none / 0) (#91)
    by hairspray on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 11:28:53 AM EST
    movies, as you say.  Yentil was wonderful.  The movie I liked a lot was "Up the Sandbox"  It was a kind of Walter Mitty spoof. I am not sure that she directed that tho.  I found many of her films had underlying themes that were missed by the crowd who were so busy painting her as a loud difficult female.

    I loved that (5.00 / 3) (#36)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 08:46:17 AM EST
    Barbra really paved the way. Really would have sucked if she had had to hand it to James Cameron. I think that presenter choice must have been made with knowledge of the winner.

    :) Streisand doesn't come out for big events (5.00 / 1) (#58)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:03:06 AM EST
    unless she knows exactly what she's getting into. My guess is they guaranteed her the moment would be one she would treasure, whether they came right out an admitted knowledge of who the winner would be, or not.

    I enjoyed the show last night. Extremely happy for Bigelow. (She and Elizabeth Hurley could be sisters!)


    Interesting isn't it that the first woman won (5.00 / 2) (#54)
    by esmense on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:53:28 AM EST
    with a war movie? Women often seem to have to prove they can be as macho as, or more than, men before they can break the ceiling.

    tim robbins (5.00 / 3) (#9)
    by Turkana on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:36:21 PM EST
    was hilarious.

    ten years from now, people will appreciate the brilliance of a serious man. haven't yet seen hurt locker, but it looks great.

    Have you seen "A Single Man"? (5.00 / 2) (#11)
    by oculus on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:37:14 PM EST
    unfortunately not (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by Turkana on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:41:06 PM EST
    and i love colin firth.

    two small boys and not enough babysitting means i haven't seen many movies, this year.


    The approaching whirlwind (5.00 / 1) (#46)
    by jondee on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:13:06 AM EST
    very Old Testament. The Coens seem to like to slip those kind of mythic-scriptural reference points into their films. The left-open-endedness is the Great Mystery..what the Rabbi was talking about during that great Band of Gypsies accompanied sequence when he says "who knows what Hashem wants?"

    I didnt see that ending as a cop out at all. But that's just me.


    Wrong movie. I think I see the problem (5.00 / 1) (#53)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:43:24 AM EST
    as to why Colin Firth had no chance of winning Best Actor!

    I'd like to see him in a Coen (none / 0) (#69)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 03:05:50 PM EST
    brothers film though. Maybe as the next guy that Javier Bardem character terrorizes.

    I've seen it (none / 0) (#73)
    by BackFromOhio on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 05:46:15 PM EST
    kinda depressing, but the performances are wonderful.  Firth was masterful.

    Yes, Tim Robbins (5.00 / 2) (#20)
    by shoephone on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:51:11 PM EST
    gave the best intro of the evening.

    Michelle Pfeiffer 's intro for the (none / 0) (#78)
    by bridget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 06:29:12 PM EST
    "dude" was the best IMO.

    So thrilled that Jeff Bridges finally got his Oscar.

    Sad Meryl Streep didn't win hers. That was a huge disappointment to me since her Julia Child was a truly gifted performance.

    Otherwise, this was the worst Oscar show since ... well, the last worst Oscar Show.

    Last year's was the best after years and years of mediocre shows thanks to the amazing talent of the Wolverine. He should have been given the job permanently. Why not? Is because he is from Australia? Just wondering.

    The Hosts Martin and Baldwin this year were not just boring but lacked any charm. And The opening number was one of the very worst ever. Pity.


    a great film (3.66 / 3) (#14)
    by sher on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:41:53 PM EST
    by the Coen brothers

    You are thinking of "A Serious Man." (none / 0) (#16)
    by oculus on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:43:03 PM EST
    yes (n/t) (none / 0) (#18)
    by sher on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:45:05 PM EST
    I agree. I thought it was a little stereotypical (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by shoephone on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:49:21 PM EST
    in parts, but overall, I really liked it. And the ending was great.

    Bigelow is fabulous talented (5.00 / 4) (#32)
    by mcl on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 03:37:34 AM EST
    Have admired her work as a director ever since her 1987 film "Near Dark." She suffered from having mediocre scripts to work with, but with "The Hurt Locker" she got a great script and knocked it out of the ballpark.

    Sandra Bullock also deserves recognition for her work. For some reason a lot of folks seem to get a lot of hate on for her, but she's built up a fine repertoire of work in light comedy. She's sort of the Claudette Colbert of the 90s-early 2000s.

    A great performance, and well-earned (5.00 / 2) (#37)
    by KeysDan on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:05:19 AM EST
    Oscar to Christoph Waltz for best supporting actor.  Indeed, his character, Colonel Hans Landa, was truly the support and undergirding to Inglorious Basterds, with either a success or failure based on how the character was played.  And, in my view a success.  Although, I must say that Brad Pitt did a pretty good job,  much better than expected from some of the preview clips portraying a pretty boy with a southern accent in need of more coaching lessons.  Quentin Tarantino spells like he dresses, but he is great in my view.

    I'm just very happy (none / 0) (#1)
    by CoralGables on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:23:14 PM EST
    I went two for two in the prediction category.

    Perhaps Jeralyn will set you (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:24:47 PM EST
    up for Oscars Left.

    That would mean (none / 0) (#4)
    by CoralGables on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:27:38 PM EST
    I'd have to pick them all. I prefer to cherry pick.

    Plan to see "Hurt Locker" and (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:26:05 PM EST
    "Last Station."  Will pass on Sandra Bullock.

    Your judging Sandra (5.00 / 3) (#7)
    by CoralGables on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:32:37 PM EST
    on Ms Congeniality instead of for her work in The Blind Side. She did an excellent job and it's worth seeing just to see her change in acting style. The film itself never had a shot at Best Movie but she was wonderful and worthy.

    Agreed. Bullock took serious time off (5.00 / 3) (#23)
    by Cream City on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:05:28 AM EST
    from movies, turning down more of the froth at which she is so good, a great comedienne -- but she wanted to break that stereotyping so sacrificed to accomplish that.  She waited, and she finally got a shot at a serious role and is excellent at that, too.

    So I also suspect that those so critical of her here have not seen The Blind Side and may have one of their own.

    The nominees all were deserving, and that says a lot for a lot of women who are doing what it takes to be taken seriously -- and doing so graciously, as Bullock did in her acceptance speech, sharing it with all of them.  From what she said of their weeks together, it sounds like a good and supportive group.  Good for them all.


    Well said (5.00 / 3) (#31)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 03:33:35 AM EST
    I, for one, am a solid Sandra Bullock fan. She is a very good actress (never heard of "Two if by Sea", though) who simply got most of her work in Romantic Comedy. I thought she did great in The Net, Murder by Numbers, 28 Days, In Love and War, Premonition, in addition to all her comedy roles. Personally, I think it takes a much greater actor to pull off the comedy bits.

    Also 'Crash' (5.00 / 1) (#40)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:07:37 AM EST
    I didn't like that movie much, but I liked her in it.

    I applaud her for "Speed" and (none / 0) (#51)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:41:54 AM EST
    "While You Were Sleeping."

    Yet, you have no interest in seeing (none / 0) (#57)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:58:54 AM EST
    the work she did to earn herself an Oscar.

    Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies for a rainy weekend indoors.


    Secrets of the Ya-Ya sisterhood (5.00 / 1) (#74)
    by BackFromOhio on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 05:49:14 PM EST
    was also an excellent movie, and Sandra Bullock was excellent in it, although I think the fellas won't like it if they generally don't like anything that could come under the rubric of "chick flick".

    Interesting, as I didn't care for (none / 0) (#60)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:25:08 AM EST
    "Practical Magic" either.  Probably saw that one because Aidan Quinn was in it.

    Here's another reason for you (none / 0) (#62)
    by CoralGables on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:37:32 AM EST
    to see it then.

    If only to see the well played bit parts of Sandra's husband turned in by Tim McGraw (a registered Dem I might add).


    It had the best line of any movie this year (none / 0) (#71)
    by samtaylor2 on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 05:01:59 PM EST
    The husband says to Sandra Bullock about Michael's tutor something like, "Who would have thought we would have had a black kid living with us before we met a Democrat."

    The entire cast (none / 0) (#63)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:09:45 PM EST
    was a collection of some of my favorites: Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Diane Wiese, Stockard Channing, and Aiden Quinn....great music, too.

    You certainly are defensive about Bullock, (none / 0) (#64)
    by shoephone on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:17:01 PM EST
    which I find odd. But whatever. To each their own. I happen to think she's a ridiculously bad actress.

    How silly of you (5.00 / 1) (#65)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 02:13:49 PM EST
    to come up with such a foolish comment. Entertainment is as individual as each person who views it. The criticism has been completely without substance and I see no reason for anyone to try to diminish the award for any of the recipients. You do. We're different. So what?

    Well, I think, factually speaking, (5.00 / 2) (#66)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 02:32:37 PM EST
    she is a very good and talented actress. You, personally, may not like her nor the movies she makes, but she is by no means and by no measure of the craft a "ridiculously bad actress."

    I personally can't stand Michael Bolton, but, factually, he is a good and talented singer.


    Mea culpa. (none / 0) (#26)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:23:27 AM EST
    I liked Sandra's acceptance speech (none / 0) (#92)
    by hairspray on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 05:34:15 PM EST
    best of all.  In addition to thanking many people and acknowledginh her competitors rather humorously she thanked her mother ever so poignantly. Then she gratefully  acknowedged the  opportunity she had to portray the very worthy woman of the film.  At the end she said something to the effect that "here's to all the mothers who take care of all the children wherever they find them."  What a tribute.

    Actually, I am judging her on (none / 0) (#8)
    by oculus on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:35:45 PM EST
    "Two if by Sea."  

    Never saw it (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by CoralGables on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:42:29 PM EST
    I'll take your advice and consider myself lucky.

    She said she would appear in person if she won (5.00 / 1) (#35)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 08:14:22 AM EST
    and that is why she got it over Mylie Cyrus...they just wanted to get her there. She walked out to accept pulling a wagon full of DVDs of All About Steve and said she was giving one to every member of the audience.

    I'm all for Mylie Cyrus (none / 0) (#39)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:06:53 AM EST
    being deprived of awards, even the ones for bad acting.

    Both are good movies (none / 0) (#6)
    by samtaylor2 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:29:07 PM EST
    Though I am not sure why Sandra Bullock won for her role, I would recommend the Blind side and her performance was good.

    I look at it as a joint award (none / 0) (#38)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:05:58 AM EST
    for 'The Blind Side' and 'The Proposal'. I thought that was a pretty cute comedy, but of course they can never give an Oscar to a comedic actor, for some reason.

    I think it was a joint award for (none / 0) (#93)
    by hairspray on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 05:36:39 PM EST
    her role in the "Blind Side" and for the strentgh and character of the people who were the subject of the movie.

    your update (none / 0) (#12)
    by Turkana on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:39:43 PM EST
    you confused actor fisher stevens with actor gary sinise.

    thanks, indeed I did (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:19:17 AM EST
    just deleted that question. Much appreciated.

    I am watching but not listening to (none / 0) (#21)
    by oculus on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:53:17 PM EST
    Barbara Walters' Special.  The clothes.  And the dazzling smiles.  And the look of stunned disbelief on the faces of some of the younger actors.

    This year is the last (none / 0) (#22)
    by caseyOR on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:56:58 PM EST
    Barbara Walters has said that this year is the final Oscar special that she will do. Can't say that I am going to miss them.

    story behind (none / 0) (#25)
    by kmblue on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:21:45 AM EST
    who Jeralyn called "that horrid woman" is in salon.com's collection of oscar stories tonight.

    Did the male director's 87-yr. old (none / 0) (#28)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:40:26 AM EST
    mother block the woman's path to the stage with her cane?  Inquiring minds want to know.

    To the (5.00 / 2) (#43)
    by CoralGables on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:33:37 AM EST
    vexation of all, obviously not successfully. The Academy should have provided the mother with a walker for more efficient blocking purposes... or used Quinton Aaron to protect Roger Ross Williams' blind side.

    Oprah and Precious (none / 0) (#27)
    by caseyOR on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:30:19 AM EST
    In answer to Jeralyn's question about Oprah's financial interest in Precious-- she is a producer and that generally involves a monetary stake. Oprah is not one of the original producers. She signed on later in the game and was a key player in promoting the movie.

    I don't consider Sandra to be Meryl, BUT (none / 0) (#34)
    by seabos84 on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 07:27:41 AM EST
    Sandra gave a real nice acceptance speech, and I've always liked her smart ass side - good for her.

    (although I'm sick of white people saving the non white people stuff, and I'm white and work in a non white sliver of the world - it is patronizing)

    I kept changing channels, too many commercials, so I missed lots of it. yawn.


    What a shame (5.00 / 4) (#55)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:54:40 AM EST
    (although I'm sick of white people saving the non white people stuff, and I'm white and work in a non white sliver of the world - it is patronizing)

    Maybe if you went to the Oscar website and replayed Sandra's acceptance speech you would see how beautifully she tied her award, those who supported her and the theme of the movie she won for (based on a true story, btw) together. She was hardly patronizing.


    When Sandra Bullock accepted the Golden (5.00 / 1) (#89)
    by BackFromOhio on Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 08:47:00 PM EST
    Globe for best actress this year, she talked about how family doesn't mean those related to you by blood, but those who "have your back"; then she thanked her husband for always having her back.
    It was quite a touching moment, at least for me.  

    I was talking about THE MOVIE (1.00 / 1) (#81)
    by seabos84 on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 07:02:57 PM EST
    maybe in your color blind bliss you missed the white woman and the black male teenager?

    I work out in reality in an urban school, and we get inundated with white do-gooders from the university and from the other agencies with all their happy happy we're all family baloney -

    what is NEEDED are concrete ideas with real steps and REAL services - and THE MONEY to pay for the ideas and services.  Instead we get more happy happy group therapy which works great in the affluent neighborhood$ where mo$t everyone ha$ plenty of re$ource$ anyway.  

    Are you sensitive to my comments cuz you're 1 of the over paid parasites wasting my time with meetings?



    So, you think the Movie (based on true story) (5.00 / 1) (#84)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 08:24:25 PM EST
    was patronizing and the real people involved were less than genuine? They were in the audience.

    So many problems in this world really are solved one step at a time. Perhaps many people learned something valuable from this film.

    But, I'm unclear why you are attacking the theme of the Movie in a little side thread about Sandra Bullock's acceptance speech for best actress.

    The Oscars are hardly a topic that should insight your kind of anger.


    Well, perhaps you'd prefer the BOOK (5.00 / 2) (#85)
    by Cream City on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:52:29 PM EST
    which was, of course, not fiction.

    You could opt to ignore all the happy happy family that the awful white people provided to a poor kid who never got the time of day from his own family.

    You could just count up what the kid NEEDED and the REAL services that the awful white family provided, which cost them a lot of real MONEY.  You'd have to do it, though, as the family does not seem to ever have kept track.  

    The food budget alone to fuel that massive young man must have been amazing.  Clothing in special sizes must have been pricey.  Tuition, books, for a private school . . . happy happy now?


    I hope some of these movies (none / 0) (#41)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:09:54 AM EST
    make it back around to the theaters now, even if I may have to spend a weekend in Tampa to see them. Orlando gets the same 10 movies on every screen in town. Drives me crazy. I'll rent them if I have to, but I always prefer the big screen.

    I guess... (none / 0) (#42)
    by kdog on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:20:37 AM EST
    Zoe Saldana was the fairest of them all...she got the cover of the NY Post and the NY Daily News this morning.

    I concur wholeheartedly:)

    Really? (5.00 / 1) (#44)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:37:24 AM EST
    From the waist up, I would concur. But there was a whole other thing going on with the purple poodle fur skirt and clunky shoes.

    She was wearing clothes? (none / 0) (#45)
    by kdog on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:55:58 AM EST
    I missed that...couldn't get past that angelic face I guess...she's a looker and a half that Zoe.

    Here is an entertaining fashion (none / 0) (#47)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:23:07 AM EST
    discussion for all of us who spend way too much time looking at Oscar dresses.

    fixed link (none / 0) (#48)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:24:19 AM EST
    here. sorry!

    Strike 2? (none / 0) (#49)
    by CoralGables on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:39:36 AM EST
    How about

    this one

    that wasn't/isn't a cooperating link


    Strike 3 (none / 0) (#50)
    by CoralGables on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:40:14 AM EST
    Those gals are really harsh critics. (none / 0) (#56)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:57:32 AM EST
    Wonder what they look like?

    PS  I liked Sarah Jessica Parker's dress.


    I thought i was harsh (none / 0) (#59)
    by CoralGables on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:09:17 AM EST
    but won points for originality with Charlize Theron last night in describing her as looking like two soft serve ice cream cones, but Slate's description of "reach-from-behind-and-grab-my-breasts dress" was far worse.

    My description for originality was easily topped at the Washington Post this morning though by someone that described it as "cinnabon appliques".


    I also liked Kathryn Bigelow's dress. (none / 0) (#61)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:27:23 AM EST
    Not her hair.

    Charlize Theron is such a classic (none / 0) (#90)
    by BackFromOhio on Tue Mar 09, 2010 at 08:49:14 PM EST
    beauty, she should just wear simply, elegance, IMO.  Wasn't it Coco Chanel who said something to the effect that if you wear a show piece dress, others notice the dress; but if you wear elegant clothes, others notice you?  

    I did too (none / 0) (#68)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 03:03:12 PM EST
    We seem to be in the minority. There is no mystery left about what her body is like under there, after all the other clothes she has worn over the years. Might as well wear a cool retro loose dress.

    Kathryn's dress was very nice (5.00 / 1) (#70)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 03:12:51 PM EST
    Cameron's current wife left even less to the imagination on the state of her body. Scroll down the photos. Anorexic is the word that comes to mind.

    I wasn't going to say it (none / 0) (#82)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 07:04:58 PM EST
    but since you went there, yes.  Either she is ill or anorexia, you can tell from the muscle mass destruction.

    I like Suzy Amis a lot and (none / 0) (#83)
    by bridget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 08:01:36 PM EST
    was shocked when I saw how thin she is now.

    Cameron seems to change wives with every new blockbuster. Linda Hamilton was next to him on the Titanic/Oscar show. Then shortly after they got divorced and he married Suzy Amis who starred in Titanic.

    Lets have a look at the female actors in Avatar ;-)

    btw. Linda Hamilton was amazing in Terminator II.


    I don't get why (5.00 / 1) (#75)
    by BackFromOhio on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 05:56:32 PM EST
    current fashion seems to favor making women's dresses & skirts far too tight around the hips. In one episode on Project Runway last season, a contestant's outfit was criticized by the judges for being too tight -- oh yes -- it was the brocade dress made by the ultimate winner of the competition to match her episode-winning Aspen outfit, & Nina Garcia criticized the dress as being too tight.  But this season, lots of stuff has gotten the nod that I find too tight and wrinkling, even if the wrinkles are over skinny bodies.

    Dang. It's at slate.com (none / 0) (#52)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:42:05 AM EST
    on their front page at the moment. Sorry the linky goodness is not working!

    My 2 cents: (none / 0) (#67)
    by lilburro on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 03:01:59 PM EST
    Gabourey and Precious in general were robbed!!

    As Jane Alexander (none / 0) (#76)
    by BackFromOhio on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 05:57:19 PM EST
    once said, getting the Oscar for best acress/actor is all about a body of work; the award rarely goes to a first time nominee.  

    by the way, jeralyn (none / 0) (#77)
    by DFLer on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 06:22:48 PM EST
    Quentin's movie title is spelled "Inglourious Basterds"

    I never noticed till last night that both words are mispelled, on purpouse.

    Jeralyn, I don't know if Oprah has a financial (none / 0) (#79)
    by bridget on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 06:42:52 PM EST
    stake in Precious but it seems that certain people tried hard to get Hollywood interested in Precious.

    Acc. to Ishmael Reed Tyler Perry donated one million plus to the NAACP and the film received a huge payback. Six awards from the NAACP I think it was.

    Interesting article by Reed:

    Precious and the Payback
    The NAACP House of Shame


    P.S. I didn't see Precious yet and would be interested to know what people who saw it think about it. No Spoilers, please!

    Martin and Baldwin (none / 0) (#86)
    by cal1942 on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:34:01 PM EST
    were both funny and memorable.