Morning all. Since this isn't one of the websites that will discuss fashion, or argue about who should have won versus who did win, I'm afraid you'll have to go elsewhere for that. If you are looking for a comprehensive breakdown of each and every category, complete with listing who was nominated, and dissecting the speeches line by line, there are sites for that too. As I stated at the top of the blog, this is for people who love movies, and I do, but given this year's crop of films I don't have a lot to say. This will probably polarize my audience, but not as much as Ricky Gervais did last night, so I have that going for me. That being put out of the way, here's my write-up regarding last night's awards show.
First of all, I'd like to give a shout out to Colin Firth for his Best Actor win for "The King's Speech." I have yet to see most of the movies up for nomination this awards season, but what I have seen of this one has me very interested. Personally, I like Colin Firth and was pulling for him to win when watching last night, so kudos for him.
Also happy to see that "The Kids Are Alright" won Best Picture - Comedy Or Musical. Great cast in this one, though again, I have yet to see it. Get used to this; just because I'm unable to go to theatres doesn't mean I don't have an informed opinion, so there. Of course, have to mention Annette Bening's win for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for her role in the film. This is another I'm very interested in seeing.
I saw "Toy Story 3" win Best Animated Picture last night. I actually own the Blu-Ray for this movie, but have declined to watch it due to the overwhelming number of people who are publicly declaring it to be a complete tearjerker. I figure that the last thing I need is to get more down than I already feel on a day-to-day basis, so I'm waiting until I am having a really good day to throw it in the player. Driving my wife and housemate mad with the fact I won't watch it yet, but there it is.
I also was happy to see "The Fighter" get some accolades as well. Both Supporting Role awards went to this film, to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. My own personal interest in this film has grown over the last month or so, and I am really looking forward to January 25th when the nominations for this year's Academy Awards are announced to see where it falls on the lists.
Now, I know myself. I know that what I'm about to write might get some of you scratching your heads, and I know that my opinion on the following topic is not the 'popular' one. I am just writing this as a warning for those of you who might take it the wrong way. Let me be clear - I'm not bashing the flick, or anyone who created or starred in it. Rather, I'm bashing the subject matter, and the subject matter only. Continue reading with that in mind.
I can't stand that "The Social Network" even got made. Seriously. We're talking about a movie that has become the critic's choice of this award season, and is likely to gather more nominations for the Oscars than any other film. Makes me want to be ill. We're discussing one of my favourite writers, Arron Sorkin, getting a win for Best Screenplay for this film, and it makes me shake my head in disbelief. David Fincher, the director of one of my favourite movies of all time (that'd be "Fight Club" for anyone interested), got awarded Best Director, and I hang my head in frustration. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for Best Original Score, and I am in shock. Trent Reznor? Trent freaking Reznor? From "The Downward Spiral" to a score for a film about a website? Are you kidding me?
I'm happy for these winners, I'm happy they made a film that is a critical success...but did it have to be this film? Really? And then, as a final insult, to have it win Best Motion Picture - Drama on top of it all...my mind reels in wonderment. I must admit, I am a Facebook hater, and I do apologize but I have many reasons. For those reasons, feel free to drop by my theme-less blog, Crap I Think About. Once the post is published, the name of the blog will become an active link, and please be aware that this is a blog with language and content intended for more adult viewing, but nothing pornographic. For now, let me just say congratulations to the winners, and I just wish it had been a different subject that the film you were winning for was about.
There you have my view of the big winners of the evening. No, I did not include each and every award. To put it simply, these are the awards and winners I care about, and that's why they are here. As for the television-based awards, I have a whole other blog for that, and I've posted my thoughts regarding those awards there, at Telly Vision. It too is a short write-up, again only focussing on the shows I enjoy. What can I say, I write about what I like.
Until next time, keep the popcorn warm for me.