Oscar's Tin Ear

I usually don't write about pop culture, but I am so disgusted with last night's Academy Awards I'm making an exception. It's not that I didn't like Lord of the Rings, but give me a break. I think a sack of shit would've won if it had "Frodo's Poop" scribbled on it.

I'm mostly irked about that Annie Lennox song from LOTR winning Best Original Song. I remember when it played at the end of the movie, I felt like I was being whapped on the head by a soggy wooden club.

The Belleville Rendez-Vous (Real Audio sample here), on the other hand, was a delightful romp, which I thought deserved to win. Les Triplettes de Belleville was a marvelously fun movie, and the music played a large part in that. (There was no dialog.)

I'm tickled that Mitch and Mickey were nominated. Of course, Kiss at the End of the Rainbow didn't deserve to win any more than Blame Canada did, but it was nice to see it recognized.

This is terrible. My faith in Hollywood is shaken.

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re: Oscar's Tin Ear

The ineptitude of the Oscar voters was never more evident than after the 2001 awards, also known as "The Great Gladiator Debacle of 2001". Best picture and best actor for Gladiator was an absolute travesty, and visual effects was highly questionable. I actually thought that the major awards were pretty well-deserved this year.

re: Oscar's Tin Ear

You had faith in Hollywood to begin with? :)