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Oscar fever!

February 25th, 2007 (10:33 pm)

Ellen Degeneres: a couple of decent moments, but she's wrong for the gig. The bits where she walks the aisles were pretty painful. The Oscars needs charm, self-effacement, and just a little elegance -- not so much as to be unapproachable, but a little dapper. Man, too bad David Niven's dead.

This is not a good night for the stars to look good. Maybe it's me, but a lot of them aren't looking their best. Too much Botox and surgery, too much hard living.

Wow. George Miller was *lit* when he gave his acceptance speech.  I dunno what he had to drink, but I want one.

Melissa Etheridge's song was great, and her performance was amazing, but wow was that screen a step in the wrong direction. I get what they were trying to do, but did the whole BIG WORDS URGING ACTION thing remind anybody else of 1984? "Make your home more energy efficient." "Require higher fuel efficiency standards." "Vote for politicians who will institute new climate change policies." "Spend two minutes daily in ardent hatred of Emmanuel Goldstein."

Is it me, or when Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway walked out holding hands, did Meryl Streep go, "Whoo!"  'cause I sure did.

Holy crap, Catherine Deneuve and Ken Takagawa look *awesome.* Stylish, sleek, glamorous without being over the top. And they played off each other delightfully. ...um, can somebody cast them together in a movie? A comedy of manners, or something? Or a spy flick? 'cause they're *hot.*

Somebody feed Cate Blanchett a sammich.

Eastwood presenting the honorary Oscar to Ennio Morricone.  Aw, FUCK YEAH.  (My favorite Morricone score ever: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST.  They used the opening sequence in the sound-effects sequence they did.  Nice to see Woody Strode get a good close-up at the Oscars.)  Montage is pretty good... HEE!  They listed ORCA among his credits!  If I were Morricone, I'd've bribed 'em to leave that one off.  At least Celine Dion didn't sing "We Are One."

...aw, Ennio Morricone.  His acceptance speech is in Italian!  Nice -- it'll play very well on the TV back home. ...and Eastwood is translating.  OF COURSE, EASTWOOD KNOWS ITALIAN.

Philip Seymour Hoffman has Nick Nolte hair.

...aw, I was rooting for Peter O'Toole.  But Forest Whitaker is cool.

Coppola, Lucas, and Spielberg are really cute.

MARTIN SCORCESE.  Fucking FINALLY.