Sunday: 29.February.2004

Oscars 2004

Leap year. Or leap day, if you like. This is supposedly the one day when women can propose to men. Watch out guys. Note that this is *not* Sadie Hawkins day (which is November 15th). Leap year has been around since 45-BC.

Academy Awards air tonight (76th annual, at 5:30 here on the West coast). The Oscars are a big deal here in SoCal, where we live in the shadow of the Hollywood sign. Hosted by Billy Crystal. And the nominees are...

I'm not even going to venture a guess at predicting the winners this year, cuz they don't always select the best performances. I think the selection process is too political, and the Academy has been criticized for such. It takes into account what happened last year, and what other Awards one might be nominated for this year.

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Sometimes I get downright disgusted at their choices, which is one of the reasons why people have been tuning OUT in record numbers. (This wouldn't happen if they'd let me pick the winners.)

For example, there's no way Chicago was the best picture last year. And Jack Nicholson doesn't act anymore. He just plays roles as *himself*. He makes for great entertainment, but what he does isn't really *acting*. Those roles don't challenge him.

Movies are so subjective, anyway. The same flick I love, you might hate .. and vice versa. But the Oscars are still great fun to watch. And I get to vent my outrage when they make the wrong selections.

Every one I polled yesterday predicts Lord of the Rings will win the award for Best Picture. Yet, far as pure entertainment goes, I actually enjoyed Seabiscuit the best. Tho I doubt it will win.





Posted by Rad at February 29, 2004 07:46 AM

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