Monday, February 28, 2005

Oscar Night Thoughts

Just a few observations:

1) What on earth is wrong with Renee Zellweger? DOES THE WOMAN HAVE EYEBALLS? Her whole face is all scrunched up like she is constantly sucking on an entire box of sour candy. I'll never understand why anyone looked at her at an early audition and said, "This gal should be in pictures!"

2) I have not seen the movie Million Dollar Baby but when it won, I got this sinking feeling in my stomach in anticipation of all the backlash that is sure to continue after the euthanasia controversy surrounding it in the past few weeks. Question: Why aren't people just allowed to make movies without being accused of having some political agenda? IT'S A STORY, NOT A HANDBOOK ON HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE. Can't we just be at peace with how in this particular story, the character chose to take a certain path? If you disagree with what the person in the movie does, FINE. I think we're in real trouble if we honestly think everyone is basing their morals around what they see in movies.

With that being said though, I think the Academy people were just asking for it by having Barbara Streisand present the Best Picture award to Clint Eastwood's flick. LIBERAL HOLLYWOOD! (On a side note, Hilary Swank's dress was wicked-ugly.)

3)Hooray! A screenwriting Oscar for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, my favorite movie in this past year!

4) Chris Rock = funny.


  1. Tracey--THANK YOU for your statement about Million Dollar Baby! I've been hearing all these people interviewed that are speaking out "on behalf of all disabled Americans" about the message the movie sends. ARGH! Such nonsense! Like you said, it is a MOVIE. Take it in CONTEXT. Or else start up a campaign on behalf of the prison workers of America about how Shawshank Redemption poorly depicted prison guards. Geez!
    I liked Hillary's dress though. :( I admired her for not feeling the need to drop her cleavage all over the place!

  2. Ok, I have to admit that the back of Hilary's dress was hot. I'll give you that! :-)

  3. Is it bad that I like Renee Zellwegger better when she's playing Bridget Jones than when she's being herself? ;)