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Ed: 91 posts (including those from other authors)
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Jeff VanderMeer: 58 posts
Jackson West: 48 posts
Callie Miller: 44 posts
Melissa Gira: 41 posts
For making life seem relevant again. And all those torrented pre-Oscar screeners.
yes that stupid sunshine piece of shit didn’t get anything…Departed wins, that makes me happy, i want to grab martin scorsese by the eyebrows and kiss his head and then rub jack nicholson’s head, going to sleep now
Thanks to all the guest bloggers who chimed in with their time and words. Thanks also to the excellent Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders for hosting a fantastic party.
You can go about living your regular lives now. Until next year, that is.
To Ed and All…It was a pleasure.
I’m off to get my free stress test. Also, circumcised. Again.
at least babel didn’t win.
Thanks Ed! As usual, it was a lot of fun to participate! In fact, I’d go so far as to say I had more fun here than being a design judge at the Cal State Fair.
To Gwenda Bond for repetitions of “Man Candy,” or whatever.
To Ed Champion for being a good host and for the invite and for his lovely title rant re Little Miss Sunshine.
To Tao for showing us the world is larger than our eye-of-the-needle Oscar party.
To Nick for pimping lots of stuff.
I’m outta here.
Is it just me, or is it really lame that the Best Picture guy didn’t have Marty come up or the cast? Bizarre, no?
No more interpretive shadow dancing? I’m confused.
I want my money back
I was just remembering last year when Crash won and the server immediately crashed. I’m glad we weren’t all taken out by corrupt Boston cops.
We’re all gonna have a great time with Bertrand Russell in Hell.
“It’s a wonderful synergy of Diane Keaton and fucking right now.” — Meliss Gira
The best picture win for Departed must make Scorcese feel more certain that the Best Director wasn’t just a “finally give it to the guy” throw away.
Somehow this seems like a let-down. The best director win I thought was cool. But The Departed was not, for me, the best movie of the year. It was a very good movie, however.
“The first movie he’s done with a plot“????
“The first movie he’s done with a plot!”
– Edward Champion
doesn’t need any further affirmation to be counted among the greats.
Pretty obvious at this point that the Departed wins. Good night, and good luck! Thanks Ed, everyone, it was fun.
Sporting Lesbian Haircut #3, The Gracefully Aging Version. We likey: wide belt, the cuffs, and man, the glasses.
… because he knows it’s his last chance, really. But Forest Whitaker isn’t going to have another shot like this, and he deserved it …
Forrest’s speech started to devolve there at the end.
Man, Martin’s a head shorter than those other guys.
Somebody get the man a drink.
Jackson: “‘The Asian cinema’, cause it’s all in Asian.”
But I just wish it was for Raging Bull, or Goodfellas
It’s about fucking time.
Good luck, Marty!
Really, just perfect.
<3 <3 <3
Otherwise it would be embarrassing
The best part of the show by far. He has class and heart. He deserved it!
These anti-union douchebags are making me nauseous.
God, they really need to stop that.
Okay, call me drunk or call me sappy or both, but Forest has me crying. His speech is textbook Buddhism and for that, I admire him that much more.
Single-handedly making all of us feel like total jerks for saying anything terrible about anything at all ever about the power of cinema.
Gavin: The first thing expected to be heard backstage from Forrest Whitaker when asked about his Oscar, “Don’t fuck with it.”
I’ve always thought Whitaker was amazing in every role he ever had. He was especially brilliant in Ghost Dog. But he was also just a stunning presence in Last King of Scotland. In a personal and a historical-figure way.
Sorry Peter O’Toole. Looks like that really took the wind out of him!
Forrest Whitaker was incredible in that movie, I’m glad he won.
I can’t decide who I want to win! Forest! Ryan! No, Forest! No, Peter!
The “band” threw rolling papers UP and out of the pit?
Not My Ultimate Bad Guy.
…is classier than reading it off a scrap of paper, don’t you think? Helen Mirren is classy.
God, I just hope I look half that good when I am 50.
I think Merrin’s great and even though I haven’t seen The Queen, it seems deserving.
“You probably don’t have to buy the donuts tomorrow.”
I cannot take this man seriously if he utters such preposterous sentences along these lines.
What’s all this “I want to share this award with my fellow nominees” crap? Is the Oscar going home with any of the others? NO! Are they going to time share the Oscar? NO!
You know, the things about Indian hand readers is that they often fail to account for “courage and consistency.”
I was wondering when they were going to bust out Mr. Hoffman.
…Ugly Betty is better.
WTF is up with that hair, Phillip?
PS they didn’t applaud enough for the best dead people.
Ellen looks like she’s waiting for someone to throw her a top hat and cane in that outfit.
This genuinely becoming one of the longer, more painful ones. I don’t know if I’ll make it all the way.
Liking the navy satin suit but the black shirt?
The requisite slo-mo at the end, like someone waving good-bye … slo-mo always makes me cry
“People die you know,” said Ed.
“Not Cleopatra Jones!” cried Charlie passionately.
“Where’s fucking Altman?” asked Ed.
“Did he win an Oscar?” asked Liz.
“No! He’s dead!” exclaimed Charlie. Then added: “James Doohan fathered a child in his 80s when he had Alzheimers.”
I should win best screenplay for that dialog.
“Did he win an Oscar?”
“No, he DIED.”
Let’s applaud more for the actors we liked better… They’re all people and they’re all dead… it should be constant applause… Knew Mr. Scot would get a ton… as for Peter Boyle.
Changes made to the production so far:
1. Ellen’s suit swap.
2. Alan Arkin all Glengarry Glen Ross-like referring to his trophy upon Ed’s request.
3. The long-longed-for recognition of Canada’s contributions to International FILM. (unlike those Germans)
4. Comedy gets its day (as Jackson declared)
5. DEAD PEOPLE MONTAGE ALREADY