Much weeping. Leo may go onstage and blow him.
Helen Miren just won, big surprise!
Helen Mirren brings the class.
I wanna blow Leo.
Did hell really just freeze over? The Pogues in a Cadillac commercial?!?!?!
Helen Mirren's acceptance speech=corny and unnatural.
4.5 hours -- how many Best Picture winners ran 4.5 hours?
God, I really hope Peter O'Toole doesn't win best actor.
reese has sripper hair...
Actually they will drag out Joe Pesci and scarifice him like a goat, David.
And he didn't! Forrest Whitaker won! Take that, O'Toole!
Quick watch and see if Peter OToole DIES RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT.
forest whittaker was an operatic tenor? what a sweet speech. and look at his wife. awww...
kt--half the women under 50 have stripper hair tonight.
Peter O'Toole has far too much class to give a shit if he wins an Oscar or not.
What happened to great acceptance speeches? None have been fantastic tonight.
Forrest is going to take his Oscar INTO THE NEXT LIFETIME! Word!
Does anyone else feel like this is an Oscar for total career as opposed to one role? Also, Ghost Dog rules. Monique wants to "squinch his little cheekies", and Joshica thinks this is more of a cumulative award. Jessica is pro-'Ghost Dog'.
Martin Scorsese was in the seminary?!
Definitely a career award.
Come to think of it...I don't think I've ever seen a Martin Scorsese film. I should go to IMDB and check...but yeah, pretty sure I've never seen one. Does that make me a bad person?
If Marty had NOT won, Gore would have walked on stage and asked for a RECOUNT.
Yeah, Departed was okay.
All in all this has been a forgettable AA. Decent year, not a memorable one.
Dammit!! 4.5 hours and then my stupid TV cuts out right before the best director award.
Was there a long ovation? Did Leo blow him? I long to know.
JoeytheGirl. Yes. Watch "GoodFellas" tonight.
agreed, David. send in the Streaker...
i never thought that jack would be the more sober half of any pairing. weird.
Anybody remember that Jack announced Best Picture last year? Please, just let Lex Luthor host next year...
Sorry, Megan, no blow jobs.
Damn, it's over, and no truck bomb.
Well, at least I didn't miss anything.
Forrest Whittaker's wife is freakin gorgeous! Hooray for pretty black ladies.
speaking of blowjobs - I wonder if that's what's behind this 15 more years with leo thing by MS - though leo was obviously looking for one from Gore
from hour 3:
Did they just say "the only movie he's ever done with a plot"? This is echoed by our other, less vocal partygoers.
"That is the nip-slip of our Super Bowl"-- Monique.
Apparently the tequila affects our posting skills. Long live Tres Generaciones.
God I love the live-slogging. And cheap champagne.
there were probably about 10 times during the departed where i thought to myself 'there is absolutely no way that would ever happen in real life'.
and not in a good, 'for dramatic' effect way.
I'd totally do that woman who played Queen Elizabeth.
Departed winning Best Pic and Director is a bit like Paul Newman winning Best Actor for Scorcese's THE COLOR OF MONEY instead of every OTHER (great) film he was nominated for. But oh well--they're make-up-for-before Oscars. Enjoy, Marty, we'll all pretend it was for Raging Bull/Goodfellas...
Just got back from my Oscar party--I lost the costume contest. Sadly, I stood next to a woman who was topless. It was bound to happen...
Sorry I missed the live slog. Jennifer Hudson is FUCKING HOT! But, please couldn't someone find her a red bra? Or some double sided tape? Her white was was a bit too much.
I enjoyed watching Byonce' give Jen Hudson the evil eye for stealing her movie.
I also enjoyed Ellen.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was hight, as was Diane Keaton, who looked stunning.
Our drinking game was everyone someone's speach was cut off by the band.
So there's the winner all surprised and excited when they announce their name, they run up the stairs, take the award from the presenter, then pull a piece of paper out of their pocket and start reading. Can't they just say, "wow, thank you, this is amazing." and leave?
Dude, I would not need a paper. I would have memorized my speech! Sure, some folks went on a little long but who really cares. We're on the west coast and we don't have to stay up until ung-dly hours to watch best picture.
Does anyone find it ironic when they are awarding people for acting, they can't memorize a 2-minute speech?
Notice J-Hud didn't need no paper, she spoke from the bra-exposed heart! To quote Camryn Manheim's Emmy Speech, this one's for all the fat girls!
J-Hud should have worn the spray on red dress that she performed in all night long. She looked hot in that. The brown thing with the pockets and the metallic Star Trek mini jacket, not so much.
The straps of the brown dress were cutting into J.Hud's flesh. Monkey's right, she should've just worn the red dress all night, or that bejeweled number she wore to the after party.
#39: No, it's not Paul Newman winning for Color of Money. Paul Newman is good in Color of Money, just not as brilliant as he may be in some other things. Scorsese's win is Pacino winning for Scent of a Woman, a lazy artistically underachieving bit of work that substitutes for actual good work.
Luckily, none of the losing director's seem to be the equivilant of Denzel Washington in Malcolm X in terms of being robbed.
Word, Neil, about Denzel losing for MX. The Academy only awards to coloreds when they play BIG SCARY BLACK MEN (witness Denzel as Itinerant Slave in GLORY, Denzel in TRAINING DAY, and Forrest in KING OF SCOTLAND), or when they play child-beating mothers in poverty (Halle in MONSTER'S BALL).
And can someone please cast the gifted Djimon Honsou in a role where he isn't SCREAMING? (Though that would probably prevent a nomination.)
Who did Denzel lose to? I have a horrible fear it may have been Jack Nicholson in "As Good as It Gets."
Ugh. It was Al Pacino for "Scent of a Woman." Lame.
Morgan Freeman played a big, scary black man in Million Dollar Baby? Jamie Foxx played a big, scary black man in Ray? Whoopi Goldberg played a child-beating mother in Ghost?
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