Oscar has spoken, and “The Artist”, and everyone thought, has been crowned king… Meryl Streep was given another jewel for her crown, George Clooney was not.
So today’s topic of conversation is the Academy Awards, obviously. Yet I realize that many people won’t have watched the show, or don’t really have any connection to this year’s “class” of movies, so we’re going to broaden the discussion to the Oscars in general. If you’d like to comment on last night’s show specifically, that’s great, but if you’re still confused how “How Green Was My Valley” beat out Citizen Kane, have at it. If you’ll never forgive “Ordinary People” for beating out “Raging Bull”, let us know…
To me, as much as the Academy Awards are irritating at times, they’re still one of the most prestigious awards in the world. It’s also a very tough, tough task… and I think they get it right far more often than they get it wrong.
Personally, it seems as though “The Artist” has been given the awards months ago, and there was some precious little suspense last night. Streep’s win was shocking, because she definitely didn’t give the best performance of the year, but Oscar likes the things Oscar likes. Just look at “Hugo” winning best visual effects over all the movies it did… wow.
So let me hear it people, what do YOU think of the Oscars? Can’t wait to see the Red Carpet each year? Do you play in Oscar Pools? How’d your picks do? Happy for Streep? Pissed? What’s the biggest Oscar fumble ever? “Chariots of Fire” over “Raiders”? LOL What do YOU think of the Oscars