Monday, February 25, 2013
OSCARS WERE PREDICTABLE by Pamela Powell
"Argo" took home Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. "Life of Pi" was on top with 4 Oscars in the categories: Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects. "Lincoln" took home 3 little gold bald guys in the categories: Best Actor and Best Production Design. And finally, "Django Unchained" brought home Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay. Best Actress went to Jennifer Lawrence, Best Foreign Film to "Amour" and Best Documentary to "Searching For Sugar Man."
While I love movies and the Academy Awards, the drawn out production lends me to look at other aspects of stars that, to be honest (this is Reel HONEST Reviews), I'm not proud of. For example, I was critiquing the men with their really long, stringy, old-thyme rock band hair styles. Then there's Quentin Taratino that couldn't be bothered to tie his tie properly? Really? Maybe Sally Field should have helped him out as she did with the ever-young Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And I am always so captivated by the uber-botox of the stars. Nicole Kidman is gorgeous, but there is something creepy about her face not really moving. I like my smile lines and my ability to raise my eye brows. I like the fact that my kids know how I am feeling based on my expressions. But again, I am doing what millions of others did last night...looking at the aspects that have nothing to do with the entertainment industry's shining night of awards. I'm not proud of it, but maybe shorten it a bit and people wouldn't be looking at that.
I'm glad it's over. Maybe some decent movies can be released on the upcoming Fridays to entertain us all. Life can get back to normal which brings a big smile to my face (and you can see the crow's feet around my eyes when I do it)!