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05 March 2006 @ 11:32 pm
 
HOW DO YOU GIVE THE BEST DIRECTOR AWARD TO ANG LEE AND NOT GIVE THE FILM HE DIRECTED THE AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE? WOULDN'T THE BEST DIRECTION MAKE IT THE BEST FILM?!?!

FUCK YOU, CRASH, YOU SHITTY SHIT MOVIE.

AND FUCK YOU, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, FOR TAKING ALL THE TECHNICAL AWARDS AWAY FROM BETTER MOVIES BECAUSE THE ACADEMY VOTERS BOUGHT INTO YOUR ORIENTALIST BULLSHIT.

i'll be pissed off about this for a couple of days, at least. just warning you all.

i know i'm the only one who cares. but really, c'mon.

i am NEVER watching the oscars again.
 
 
Mood: RAGE AT THE ACADEMY
Music: though stephen colbert's bits were funny
 
 
 
theotherjoey on March 6th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
There was one reason to watch this year's oscars. That is, the host and his allies (Colbert, etc).

They often don't give director and best picture to the same movie. Like with Saving Private Ryan and Shakespeare in Love.

Course, I thought Clooney ought to have won both...out of those nominated.

Mellenabsentmammoth on March 6th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
but best screenplay and best film usually correlate, and with the addition of best director, you think it'd have the edge over crash, which was lousy.

clooney is awesome, he should have won all three, as should some of the other nominees.

stewart and co. were pretty good too i thought.
theotherjoey on March 6th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
I didn't think so...didn't Lost In Translation and Sideways win Best Screenplay the past two years? That's usually the "throw a bone" category. This year was an exception...in that Brokeback won for Adapted and Crash for Original, which surprised me. I actually thought George Clooney would win that one.

LA people (execept perhaps LA Weekly readers) seem to love Crash for some reason. So do my parents and one of my friends. Most likely this is a result of liberal self-rightiousness and the like...patting themselves on the back for caring about racism, being flattered that it was showing many different parts of LA, and such. :P

As was noted in New York magazine though, almost no East Coasters liked it.

I didn't think it was "lousy" though, just not particually great. The acting was almost great enough to make up for the fact that it was gratingly obvious and self-important. And I did like that Haggis stole his screenplay's structure from Magnolia, which in turn fused the styles of Network and Short Cuts.