The Oscars: My Top 10 Observer-ations

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10. Funny, but I don't think Justin Timberlake is Banksy. Is he?

9. As far as early-year Super Bowls of industries go, give me football (Super Bowl), followed by music (Grammys), auto racing (Daytona 500) and movies (Oscars).

8. Original score? Original song? Sound mixing? Sound editing? Enough already. There should be two Oscars awarded for sound: Soundtrack and sound effects. That's it.

7. The King's Speech looks very dull. Very English Patient-ish. But I'm going to trust the Academy and watch it. Bet I'm disappointed.

6. Wait, why is the color of Jennifer Hudson's face three shades darker than her chest and arms? And speaking of people in need of Garanimals for their epidermis, Christian Bale has black hair, a pink face ... and an orange beard.

5. Hell to me would be eternally listening to nothing but Randy Newman over-singing Disney/Pixar title songs - every stinking one of them which includes some variations of "Friend." Vomit.

4. Everyone breathlessly comments on womens' dresses at The Oscars. There's cleavage and leg and flowing chiffon and elegant colors. Meanwhile, every dude gets one choice: black tuxedo.

3. 94-year-old Kirk Douglas walking to the microphone with a cane was sad. But his mind was sharp as ever. Then Melissa Leo accepted an award for The Fighter, dropped an F-bomb and left using Douglas' walking stick, thereby surprisingly making Douglas only the second-most interesting human being on the stage.

2. While co-host James Franco kept reminding me of the cab driver in Scrooged, Anne Hathaway was sexy and spunky while breathing some fresh air into what is sometimes a stuffy show whose cumberbund is too tight. Kept waiting for her to get naked, but I guess it was a little optimistic that Love and Other Drugs would suddenly get nominated.

1. Considering Trent Reznor's deliciously dark past with Nine Inch Nails, I figured he had zero shot for an Oscar. The fact that he won for the soundtrack to The Social Network proves either that Reznor is a cleaned-up commercial sellout or that Hollywood has an open mind. I'm going with the latter.

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Bennettadison
Bennettadison

Dallas Observer...Your article is very fresh like my vegetables in my garden.But the movie of James Franco in 127 hours is touching my heart and inspired so much.-Danny Wettreich-

Richie's relieved ex-wife
Richie's relieved ex-wife

Enough already, Richie. We get it: you hate God and worship NIN. (One of those two is highly overrated. I'll let you decide.) I can just imagine you doing the P-90X thing while jamming to "Every Day is Exactly the Same." Let me know when you top 5'8", by the way. What a DB.

And by the way, I'm short, too. (5'8" exactly.) But at least I don't have a Napoleon complex about it!

Meat
Meat

Anne is a wonderful actress, and yeah, she's hot. I don't fault her for being enthusiastic last night, but she probably went a bit overboard with it. Then again, James Franco (who I also think is a wonderful actor) seemed like he wanted to be anywhere but there from the little bit that I watched.

Re: Kirk Douglas, I honestly thought he was dead. When he first started walking out, I was beyond confused. After that, it went from being kind of cool to absolutely embarrassing.

I saw 4 of the Best Picture movies. Of those four, I'd rank them 1. King's Speech, 2. True Grit, 3. Black Swan, 4. The Fighter. The probably got it right, but I must say that The Fighter bored me to tears. Great acting, sure, but just not a very exciting story to me.

Sports Panties
Sports Panties

Figures you would be the only person that thought the hosts did a good job. Shows what you about what is entertaining and what is not. One of the worst Oscar's I remember watching. Bring back Billy Crystal or Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin. Big fan of Anne Hathaway, she's extremely hot and a great actress but, got extremely tired of listening to her over clapping and yell for the people she was introducing.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

Proud to say I didn't waste one second on the Oscars. Wasting a few now though...dang it!

So far the highlight of the Oscar season was Ricky Gervais' fake scenario read on the Ticket last week.

King's Speech looks like it might be ok. More Chariots of Fire than English Patient I hope. The psycho swan movie? Not one thing I have heard about it makes me want to see it. Seen enough crazy females in real life to spend any time watching one on the big screen or on the little one. Movie watching is a sport.

kergo
kergo

What man would watch this? MSNBC had a Lockup marathon.....that's what the Kerg's watched. The last movie I saw in a theater was Kingpin. Did Terry Savales win anything? Hmmm?

Richie's Mailman
Richie's Mailman

Kings speech was pretty good. Went because the wife wanted to see it. It wasn't dull or stuffy. Made the Royals seem almost human.

Just because Kirk Douglas has a sharp mind, no reason to roll him out to the public. He's every bit as painful to watch as Dick Clark.

Franco must be the only star in Hollywood not to get his teeth whitened. His choppers make it look like he just moved here from England.

Didn't like the hosts. I agree with others who wrote that there was no chemistry. Any attempt at humor was a disaster, like Anne singing about Hugh Jackman and Franco coming out in drag. Give Co Co another chance.

just thinkin'
just thinkin'

Set a personal record last night by watching, at most, 15 minutes of the presentation. I lasted long enough to hear Anne Hathaway bellow like a junior high cheerleader and that was enough. Holmes on Homes was more informative and a helluva lot more entertaining.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Richie Whitt's SPORTATORIUMthe officialSPORTS BLOGof the DALLAS OBSERVER.meh.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I haven't seen it sir, but I hear there is atleast one part in, Black Swan, that would interest everyone but RW and Robm..

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Jackass 2 was the last movie me and Mrs. Brokenshoulder watched in a theater..we're pretty dang highbrow..(love Kingpin)

phe_75034
phe_75034

No kidding on Kirk Douglas. That was some uncomfortable TV. If my family were to let me do something like that in his condition, I'd write every single one of the spiteful bastards out of my will.

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

I have seen it, and yes indeedy there is such a part...

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