Happy ending for Scorsese: Best Director, Best Picture. I'll put my schadenfreude away 'til next year.
Time for me to sign off, and Hollywood to get drunk. Final totals: The Departed, 4 Oscars; Pan's Labyrinth, 3; An Inconvenient Truth & Little Miss Sunshine, 2; and one each for Babel, Letters From Iwo Jima, The Queen, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and Marie Antoinette.
And his name is Al Gore. Melissa Etheridge wins Best Song? HA HA HA HA HA. An Inconvenient Truth now has more Oscars than Dreamgirls--take that, Geffen. It's The Gore Inevitability.
Oh--and Michael Mann's "America" montage is pretty badass too. A clip from American Dreamz ridiculing Bush and Cheney? Buster Keaton throwing a bomb at the cops (in Cops)? Denzel Washington as Malcolm X? Liberal hollywood in your face, red state bitches.
Thelma Schoonmaker wins Best Editing for The Departed. Looking good for Marty's remake winning Best Picture.
Ennio Morricone is a brilliant film composer. His iconic work with Sergio Leone; The Untouchables; Tie Me Up Tie Me Down; etc., etc., etc. The only reason to endure the unendurable epic The Mission is his score. So why the hell did they make him listen to Celine Dion sing??? (Why do they hate us, for that matter? Whatever happens in Vegas--like Celine's act--should stay in Vegas.) It's bad enough they didn't give Morricone an Oscar for one of the greatest film scores ever, Once Upon a Time in the West, but this?
Bad night for David Geffen. His Dreamgirls wouldn't have gotten anything if not for Jennifer Hudson; now his candidate Obama is in trouble: AL GORE gets his Oscar. OK, Gore didn't actually win one, but he made the speech. And a hell of a rouser it was.
First, the Oscar; next, the Nobel Peace Prize; finally, the White House. Watch out Hillary and Obama--the Gore Inevitability will flatten you.