Monday, February 23, 2009

Academy Awards 2009

I'm happy about:

Hugh Jackman was charming and delightful, of course!

I laughed aloud with joy when I saw Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens in the performance with Hugh Jackman and Beyonce.  So funny and perfect.  I totally thought of Christy and Danny!
Slumdog Millionaire deserved to win Best Picture.  This made me so happy and I'm so glad it got recognized ALL NIGHT LONG.  Did you see how many freakin' awards it got! I'm so proud of this movie!
A.R. Rahman getting two Oscars and then performing at the Academy Awards was BEAUTIFUL.  I can't believe it!  I cried.  He's so wonderful.  Also, I think Danny Boyle is crazy but wonderful for making this movie.
Kate Winslet.  Wow.  She's always been one of my favorites, if not THE favorite.  If I could be someone else, I'd want to be her.  How freakishly beautiful is she?  And so so talented.  Katy and I agreed that our favorite outfit was the back of her dress.  The front is pretty too...just not as pretty as the back.  Can't find a good picture of it though.
I'm unhappy about....

Sean Penn sucks.  I like Robin Wright (because she's pretty) so I've tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I just don't like him and don't respect him.  We've always known he was crazy, but now he's personally offensive.  Guess what Sean, my grandchildren most likely won't feel shame because of my vote for Prop 8.  Bite me.  Also, how dare you.

I really really really really wish Richard Jenkins had won Best Actor.  Did you guys see The Visitor?  His performance was incredible.  I could cry just looking at him.  I was thrilled that he was nominated, but I think he deserved to win.  

I was concerned at first that Benjamin Button was going to take EVERYTHING, but then Slumdog fought back.  Relieved.  It did win a heck of a lot of awards though.  Oh well, not the important ones.

Also, I was furious at the Gandhi allusion--that was even worse than the Braveheart part.  Maybe I took everything too personally--but I do love being equated with British tyrants who  murder Sikhs.  Katy and I were yelling curse words (not very bad ones) at the screen--and at Sean Penn, of course.  Very disappointing.

BUT then Slumdog won Best Picture and I was happy again.  

8 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I didn't watch it. I couldn't. But I am now curious as to what Sean Penn said....

Katy said...

Good summary, I agree with it all (which you know since I was there shouting not-that-bad swears right along with you). Even as I hacked my way through classes and wished for death, I remembered the Slumdog won, and everything was not quite so bad.

Kyle said...

Sean Penn's timing is a horrible cake-eater, that silly vat of incoherent lint!

karenanderson said...

But did you cry at the obituary part when you saw Paul???

Whitney said...

thanks for the recap-didn't get the chance to watch but now i'm curious 8)

Jaclyn said...

Love the recap-- love the Oscars-- love Kate-- miss Heath-- can't believe I haven't seen Slumdog-- never thought I'd see Beyonce sing with Hugh-- not sure I wanted to

Nancy said...

I'm so glad I didn't bother to watch it myself...this was way better! Thanks for the recap!

Christy said...

What a cute recap. I agree on everything. I'm really glad I muted Sean Penn-I had no desire to hear what he had to say. I thought Robin Wright left him? I was surprised to see them together.