Wednesday, March 08, 2006

My Oscar Post-Mortem

Every year after each Academy Awards telecast, I usually write up a quick post-mortem about the show. Anyways, I figure on sharing it with you fair readers. If you think that I may missed something that should have been noted, by all means let me know. Enjoy

Best Dressed Female: Bahar Soomekh, Jessica Alba, Keira Knightley, Sandra Bullock, Salma Hayek, Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman

Worst Dressed Female: Amy Adams, Naomi Watts dressed in burlap, Charlize Theron, Diane Krueger (see

Best Dressed Male: George Clooney, Terrence Howard

Worst Dressed Male: Ludacris wearing a velour smoking jacket, Phillip Seymour Hoffman (okay… I’m tired of the mobster look), Gary Busey (see

Best Dressed Couple: (tie) Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves

Worst Dressed Couple: Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter

Bad Hair Day: Tom Hanks, Tim Burton, John Travolta

Best Moment: Crash upset victory for Best Picture over Brokeback Mountain.

Lamest Moment: (tie) the skit by Tom Hanks’ about going to long with your acceptance speech, and Ben Stiller in a green lycra suit introducing the nominees for Visual Effects.

Funniest Moment: The montage about gay imagery in Westerns, and Jon Stewart’s crack about his anticipating Oscar’s salute to montages, after the 133rd montage of the evening is shown.

WTF Moment: The documentary filmmakers for March of the Penguins bringing stuffed penguins onstage during their acceptance speech.

Was that Really Necessary Award: The pantomime being performed during Kathleen “Bird” York’s song from the movie Crash.

Strange (yet appropo) Moment: The seemingly improvised introduction by Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep for director Robert Altman. If anyone has ever seen an Altman film, you’ll get the joke.

Best Speech: director Robert Altman whose sand castle metaphor was very poignant and touching. He also added a cute bit about his transplanted heart that came from a 30 year-old woman and because of that probably has another 30 years of life still in him.

Coolest Speech: George Clooney whose self-deprecating remarks about now being known as Academy Award winner along with his Sexiest Man Alive title and for being Batman.

Nice Recovery Award: Jennifer Garner, who nearly tripped on her dressed onstage but managed to stay on her feet.

The Other Nice Recovery Award: Reese Witherspoon, who seemed like she was going to pull a Hillary Swank by thanking everyone and forgetting to mention her husband, but she managed to save thanking Ryan Phillippe at the very end. Okay… admit it if you thought she was going to forget him. (Come on... the truth will set you free).

Happiest Winners: Members of the Three 6 Mafia after winning for Best Original Song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”. I think the group thought they were at the Grammys.

Omission of the Night: During the Oscar’s “In Memoriam” montage, the likes of Don Knotts, Dennis Weaver and Darren McGavin were not included. I know they died a week before the telecast, but couldn’t they have managed to include those three?


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