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Oscars 2007
Topic by: hamano
Posted: February 24, 2008 - 7:07 PM PST
Last Reply: February 25, 2008 - 7:17 PM PST

author topic: Oscars 2007
hamano
post #1  on February 24, 2008 - 7:07 PM PST  
I just got home from skiing and turned it on.

It's funny how much they're relying on what would normally be considered "filler" to lighten the load on the writers, clip montages (Waking up from Nightmares? Bees?) and "reality" (How the academy members turn in their votes, etc. with candid interviews) TV bits.

It was fun to see Tilda Swinton win. She's like the "accidental" movie star, whose career might have peaked with Orlando if it wasn't for the tight-assed agent she referred to.
hamano
post #2  on February 24, 2008 - 7:17 PM PST  
"Halle Berry" and "Dame Judi Dench"... who ARE they?
hamano
post #3  on February 24, 2008 - 7:19 PM PST  
oy, montage after montage of past winners.... no writers needed.
hamano
post #4  on February 24, 2008 - 7:31 PM PST  
iPhones and Wii's... lots of free product endorsements by Jon Stewart (or is he getting paid?)

Oh, look, there's Colin FERAL... you'd think he could afford a haircut and shave....
hamano
post #5  on February 24, 2008 - 7:36 PM PST  
Yay, Shahrukh Khan won Best Actor for Chak De India!!

The Bollywood Filmfare awards was also today.

hamano
post #6  on February 24, 2008 - 7:56 PM PST  
3 of the nominated songs are from Enchanted? What the hell?
hamano
post #7  on February 24, 2008 - 8:55 PM PST  
Wow, big night for the coen brothers...
hamano
post #8  on February 24, 2008 - 9:00 PM PST  
Hmmm... minimize the writers' role, and the show finishes 15 minutes early. It ain't the long acceptance speeches (they even game that singer/actress a second chance to give her acceptance speech) but the junk the writers put in that makes the Oscars run overtime.
NLee
post #9  on February 24, 2008 - 9:28 PM PST  
hamano, are you trying to set the record for 'longest monologue' in GC history? Seek help!
hamano
post #10  on February 24, 2008 - 10:14 PM PST  
> On February 24, 2008 - 9:28 PM PST NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> hamano, are you trying to set the record for 'longest monologue' in GC history? Seek help!
> ---------------------------------

You're not going senile, are you NLee? I've done much longer monologues here on GC since I joined....

Anyways, who was the young lady sitting with Viggo Mortensen? He doesn't have any daughters as far as I know.
AstroAppa
post #11  on February 24, 2008 - 10:54 PM PST  
yay for ONCE!
weezy
post #12  on February 25, 2008 - 10:43 AM PST  
Hamano, you should have joined us for our Oscar Live Blog event - we had lots of snarky commentary to add, especially regarding the 50 montages. When they started to play Celine Dione's Titanic theme song during one of them we were falling over ourselves.

You can replay it here!
weezy
post #13  on February 25, 2008 - 10:44 AM PST  
> On February 24, 2008 - 10:54 PM PST AstroAppa wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> yay for ONCE!
> ---------------------------------

Seriously! My favorite moment of the night by far was when Markéta Irglová was brought back on stage to deliver a very earnest and moving speech.
hamano
post #14  on February 25, 2008 - 10:50 AM PST  
> On February 25, 2008 - 10:44 AM PST weezy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Seriously! My favorite moment of the night by far was when Markéta Irglová was brought back on stage to deliver a very earnest and moving speech.

They figured, well, we don't have anything good from the writers, so why not? Plenty of time....

I looked for the live blog but THERE WERE NO LINKS OR ANNOUCEMENTS on the GC home page! So I was forced to start blogging on my own, incurring NLee's concern.

Next time there's a live event please make it easier to find!
underdog
post #15  on February 25, 2008 - 4:06 PM PST  
> On February 25, 2008 - 10:50 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On February 25, 2008 - 10:44 AM PST weezy wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Seriously! My favorite moment of the night by far was when Markéta Irglová was brought back on stage to deliver a very earnest and moving speech.
>
> They figured, well, we don't have anything good from the writers, so why not? Plenty of time....
>
> I looked for the live blog but THERE WERE NO LINKS OR ANNOUCEMENTS on the GC home page! So I was forced to start blogging on my own, incurring NLee's concern.
>
> Next time there's a live event please make it easier to find!
> ---------------------------------

this banner graphic with a link to the page ran ad nauseum (75% of all banners) on the home page, and atop every page for a week. It also was announced in the newsletter twice, and on GreenCine Daily, and in two places on GreenCine Central. We did later add an extra link on the home page in the Oscar DVD promo section, but another link on the home page would've been good, agreed. Hope you can join us for the next one - we'll try to do one again this year, long before the next Oscars, if we can think of a good occasion.

hamano
post #16  on February 25, 2008 - 7:17 PM PST  
> On February 25, 2008 - 4:06 PM PST underdog wrote:
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> this banner graphic with a link to the page ran ad nauseum (75% of all banners) on the home page, and atop every page for a week.

You know, that's EXACTLY where I saw it a couple of days ago. Then yesterday, when the damn Oscars were actually on, I logged on and the banner was something different. Greencine Primers or Rifftracks or something. So I hunted around the homepage and some other places (and entered the Be Kind Rewind contest) then I gave up... I started reading the last Dispatch I got too, but then Amy Adams suddenly appeared and I got distracted...

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