Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thoughts on the 82nd Oscars

The Show:
First of all let me express my concern about the show. IMO the design looks great, but I'm in panic because I heard something about Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner being presenters. Hell, what's happening in this world? Why are they keep to the taste of 13-year-old girls? I don't know how it will turn out, but if my worst nightmare comes true then it's gonna be a show where HSM and Twilight "stars" are presenting the main awards, Sandra Bullock and Anna Kendrick will win Oscars, Meryl, Jeff Bridges and Mo'Nique will all lose and Inglourious Basterds will win Best Picture. I should not be so worried right, because I had the same fears last year, and the show was not that bad, actually even enjoyable (apart from the winners).
But I'm so scared. And this 45 second thing. I hope the winners will ignore it, simple as that. I mean Jeff Bridges waited 38 years for this moment and he has 45 seconds? Hell, Jennifer Hudson and Reese Witherspoon won Oscars before him and even a piece of dirt under his nail has 20 times as much talent as them.
With all these changes they might gain some new fans, but they are also gonna lose some old ones. But now I've given out everything, I'm positive and optimistic.

The categories:
If either of the frontrunners for Best Picture (Avatar or The Hurt Locker) win, I will be happy and satisified, even though The Hurt Locker is my absolute favorite. However, if Harvey Weinstein is right and Inglourious Basterds wins, I may jump out of a window. But I hope that quality triumphs over greed.
Best Director is pretty much locked for Kathryn Bigelow and I'm very happy about it. She's truly-truly deserving.
Same applies to Jeff Bridges and Mo'Nique. Their wins are just as locked and deserved as Bigelow's. Their achievements this year were truly-truly amazing, and I'm more than happy for them.
And Christoph Waltz: well, I'm beginning to get friendly with him winning the Oscar. The category this year is very weak and he (gosh, I can't believe this) is probably the best of the bunch. Whatever, I'm happy for him, he seems to be a decent person and he was not bad.
Oh and there's Best Actress: I'm still trying to refuse to believe that Bullock wins this one. I used to love her so much and I don't want to dislike her because of the win (well this is not gonna be her fault). And (I'm still shocked at my behaviour) when I re-watched The Blind Side with my sister, I actually liked Bullock in it, she gave a decent performance, but is it Oscar-worthy? No. I still hope that Meryl wins BAFTA because then the competition is going to be even more fierce.

What do YOU think?

7 comments:

Sage Slowdive said...

Mo'Nique will lose to Anna Kendrick?

LOL, uh no. It's Mo'Nique's, period. If anyone will upset, it more then likely will be Maggie Gyllenhaal.

dinasztie said...

No, it's only my nightmare, I did not say it's gonna happen. :-)

joe burns said...

I disagree with Sage. Why do people think that that Maggie has a shot. It's the Up In The Air girls who could surprise. As for Best Actress, I think Bullock will win,but I don't know. I think there will some sort of surprise.

dinasztie said...

I also think that there will be a surprise. E.g. my mom thinks that Gabby Sidibe will win, but I think it's unlikely.

Sage Slowdive said...

I think Maggie has that buzz factor since her nomination came out of nowhere. She doesn't deserve it though :D

I have a lurking suspicion Gabby will win, but it could just be wishful thinking.

joe burns said...

Well, yes, it came out of nowhere, but c'mon. I'm kind of thinking that Gabby could surprise too. It could happen if she wins the bafta, but I think that's Mulligan's. But I think that Gabby has a better shot at the bafta then Streep does.

Sage Slowdive said...

Well, the more I think about it, Gabby probably won't win, even though she should.

The Oscars today usually go with the person with the steam, and that's the piece of broccoli, Bullock.