Or were this year's Oscars BORING??? Even if Johnny Depp was there and cheated again for his award, there was just no point to it. The only bit of excitement I got was seeing snippets from a documentary I worked on during the Robert Boyle Honorary Lifetime Achievement Montage. Not to mention most of the movies just don't look that interesting to me. I ended up only seeing Juno and Sweeney Todd as well as the Bob Dylan film that just boggled my mind but honestly the writers could have done more and John Stewart just doesn't do it for me at all. Bring back Billy Crystal! And what was that bullshit about leaving Brad Renfro out of the tribute section!!!! He was an amazing actor who I had the pleasure to meet years ago briefly. His passion for his art outweighed his heroin addiction as we watched him rehearse.
And what's with this inanity about Diablo Cody getting annoyed with the shoemaker because he had wanted some free advertisement and got upset because no one had told her that they cost a $1million??? She got upset and ended up wearing flats that were also designed by the same shoemaker instead. This from a woman who was a stripper!!!! Whatever happened to just going with the flow and accepting any publicity as good? She even stated on her blog that it's making her look like an attention whore (supposedly not her fault) Would she have rather asked the shoemaker to take the money he spent on the shoes and donate it to her favourite charity? I am thinking not. I guess she doesn't remember the days of I'll dance on your lap if you dance on mine.
And BTW she supposedly had these shoes custom made for her Oscar dress yet couldn't be bothered to get a new dress (in case you didn't notice that was the same or damn near close to the same dress that she donned for the BAFTAs!!) I guess you can take the girl out of the strip club but not vice versa. Don't get me wrong I liked Juno (not loved but liked) but it certainly wasn't an Academy worthy film. I am really tiring of the stripper, office whore, waiter, etc who is an aspiring screenwriter in this town or the people who blog in hopes that some bored publishing giant or agent will stumble upon their writings and email them with a 5 book deal! Don't you know everyone is working on their big break in Hell A or at least some use that as their excuse for not having a real job. But a majority of these "screenwriters" are too scared to even join the WGA or send in their scripts because they might face rejection and why do that when they can sit back at home writing and rewriting and hoping that by some miracle they will be discovered. I find it more refreshing to find a person in this town who wants nothing to do with Hollywood. So there you have it my recap of the Oscars - disappointing to say the least. And just one year I would love to see someone wear a true haute couture dress instead of those pageanty gowns all in the same colour. Come on ladies - we know you have the contacts!!!!