Just thought I would give you my vair vair wise and considered opinions on the Oscars. As a bit of a film buff, I have long since given up taking much notice of the Oscars. (I still have been unable to find anyone who can explain to me why Nora Ephron didn’t win the Oscar for best screenplay for “When Harry Met Sally” Well – can you? I thought not.)
So, to sum up.
Best Actor——Daniel Day Lewis (A Good Thing)
Best Actress—-Jennifer Lawrence (Dunno. Didn’t see it. However am glad she won because of this ace thing. Ah Jack Nicholson. What are you like? Still.)
Best Supporting Actress—Anne Hathaway (Best award for heavy duty ACTING for three minutes while someone shaves your head and pulls your teeth out. He only stole a loaf of bread don’t forget)
Best Supporting Actor-–Christophe Waltz (have already shared my feelings about Quentin Tarantino films. Enough said I think)
Best Film—Argo (Indeed. Some controversy here about Affleck playing fast and loose with the facts but probably right decision.)
Best Director—Ang Lee (Does anyone know what Steven Spielberg has done to upset the academy? Someone, somewhere seems to have it in for him.)
On a slightly different subject, I know I am old and I know the young people enjoy edgy comedy but Seth McFarlane – you are a donk. The Oscar host served up casual sexism, “jokes” about sleeping with children, “jokes” about Jews. Neither the time nor the place.
While I am on a media riff. I did like Ripper Street. I know it is a bit formulaic and, like most people, I could do without any more women getting beaten to death for our entertainment but, on the whole, I think it was really well written. Phrases like “I know not this public house of which you speak your honour” were uttered with straight faces and I loved it. And, despite, Matthew Macfadyen looking like he was about to stick both his thumbs into his watch pockets and launch into “Consider Yourself One of Us”, I thought the whole thing was terrific.
Right, off to watch Danny Leigh’s documentary on boxing in the movies. Supposed to be really good. “I coulda been a contender. I could have been somebody. Instead of a bum.” Outstanding.