Oscars Open Thread

I wasn’t sure I wanted to liveblog this year’s Oscars. After all, I’m trying to keep track of the broadcast and the online, interactive stuff. Plus, some friends at the Fayetteville Observer are already liveblogging. But I can’t resist throwing out a few comments. Feel free to leave a comment or two, if you’re so inclined.

Update: While I’m thinking about it, check out the Oscar coverage on the Risky Biz blog and Anne Thompson’s column on Errol Morris’s Oscar doc, one of my favorite segments of the show.

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  1. Chuck Said,

    February 25, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

    Yeah, it is a bit odd, but she’s so deeply associated with Scorsese that it makes sense.

    I probably comment on this every year, but I find the dead people montage incredibly odd. I’m never sure how to respond.

  2. Chuck Said,

    February 25, 2007 @ 11:53 pm

    Wow, it’s bad when you’re making jokes about being that far behind schedule. Quite frankly I think the Oscars should just embrace it. They run late. Big deal.

  3. Chris Said,

    February 25, 2007 @ 11:54 pm

    Schoonmaker and Scorsese — having worked together so long, I imagine they must have a very close friendship. I think it’s kind of nice, LOL.

    The In Memoriam montage — well, I think a big part of my response each year is: “Wait, did I know he died?”

  4. Chris Said,

    February 25, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    Helen Mirren — big surprise there 😉

    On how late they’re running: yeah, if the show is good, people won’t care. Why fight it?

  5. Chuck Said,

    February 25, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    Helen Mirren is a good choice. Not a big surprise, of course. Love the awkwardness (carrying her purse on stage).

  6. Chris Said,

    February 25, 2007 @ 11:57 pm

    I get why she was paying tribute to the Queen, of course, but was she saying that her Oscar was the queen? Confusing little moment there…

  7. Chuck Said,

    February 25, 2007 @ 11:57 pm

    Chris, yeah, that’s how I feel about the “dead people” montage.

  8. Veronica Said,

    February 25, 2007 @ 11:58 pm

    Yeah, the ending of Mirren’s speech was a little odd.

  9. Chris Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    Love that little host comment (what’s that guy’s name again?) — ‘are YOU ready?’

    Well, dude, we’ve been watching for 4 hours. What do YOU think?

  10. Chuck Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    The “I give you the Queen” bit was kind of strange.

  11. Chuck Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:03 am

    Isn’t it Chris Connelly? I think he’s been about 40 years for like twenty years. But, nah, we’re not ready. Maybe Celine Dion could sing a couple more songs?

  12. Chuck Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:10 am

    So it was a mediocre film, but I’m glad that Forest Whitaker won. He’s really a great actor who has been under-appreciated until recently.

    Really moving speech, by the way. Glad they didn’t cut him off.

  13. Chuck Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:11 am

    Woohoo! So fantastic that Marty finally won. And a very generous speech.

  14. Chuck Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:12 am

    Of all the times for my server to get overloaded. How annoying.

  15. Chris Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    yeah — lost a few comments there. but WOO HOO marty. that was a nice moment.

    And THE DEPARTED wins! Shock — but a NICE shock.

  16. Chuck Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:15 am

    Good for Marty! Glad The Departed won for picture.

  17. Chuck Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:17 am

    Guess I was right after all.

  18. Chris Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:19 am

    well, a good night, in the end. signing off. ‘night, chuck.

  19. Dylan Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:20 am

    Sorry I’m just now getting to join in…

    Glad Marty won… You could kind of see it coming when The Three Film School Directors were standing up there, but it was a nice moment…

    Hey Chuck, I’ve been meaning to mention this to you, but in Roger Ebert’s book “Awake in the Dark” (Which is strange to read right now, because it sort of feels like he’s writing his own career-eulogy) there is an EXCELLENT section on documentaries… If you haven’t yet, you should…

  20. Chuck Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 12:22 am

    Good night, Chris. It was fun. Hey, Dylan. Thanks for the tip on Ebert. I’ll be sure to check it out.

    And, yes, as soon as I saw Coppola, Lucas, and Spielberg come out, I knew the deal was in the bag.

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