So what did everyone think of last night's Academy Awards
Certainly some interesting, funny, and heartwarming moments. I thought that Steve Martin was a great host. Very funny, and kept things light, despite the goings on in the world (and protests thereof at the show).
It was great to see Adrien Brody pull the Best Actor award, and give such a heartfelt and appropriate speech. Not to mention him laying down a fat 15 second smackeroo on Halle Barry!
I thought that Daniel Day Lewis was an equally worthy nominee for the award though.
Chicago cleaned house, taking home the coveted Best Picture award, Supporting Actress (a very pregnant Catherine Zeta Jones), and several other nods... We're actually working on an audit for one of their producers in that film which is based on Box Office receipts, so it's nice to see the flick get so much publicity and recognition. Should make our client a happy fella!
Nicole Kidman and her prosthetic nose won for Best Actress. Would've preferred Julianne Moore or Diane Lane myself, but Nicole was certainly deserving.
AOTC got shut out, losing it's one (or two?) categories it was nominated in. LOTR beat it out for one of them, but surprisingly didn't win much else. I'd have to agree with most folks that Gollum pretty much blows the AOTC Yoda away...
And the highlight of the night was of course when Michael Moorer won for Bowling for Columbine. Got a huge ovation, to which he responded with the (at some point) expected political statement about the war, at which time most of the cheers turned into resounding boos.
He said something to the effect of: "We live in fictitious times, with fictitious election results creating a fictitious president, who has lead us into a fictitious war for fictitious reasons." I would've preferred for a more subtle statement of protest as offered by various other stars in attendance, but oh well...
Not too thrilled about any of the musical numbers in the show, which seemed rather uninspiring to me. Another highlight was the surprise winner for the Best Song category: Eminem for "Lose Yourself" from 8 mile
. Barbara Streisand's face just wilted as she had to (annoyingly) announce him as the winner. Pretty funny! Too bad he wasn't there to accept the award though.
On a weird side note, one of the performers and Supporting Actress nominees - Queen Latifah - was at the El Pollo Loco fast food place right next to our office this evening! I live at the base of the hills where a lot of the celebrities live here in L.A., so I see a fair amount of them cruising the neighborhood...
So what was everyone else's thoughts on the show and the winners?
, I think you owe us some poll results on the matter, don't ya'?!