Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscar Follow-Up

I'm actually very pleased with the results from last night. I couldn't be happier that "Falling Slowly" won and it was a smart move by the show to allow Marketa back out to give a speech. Very well done. What shocked me the most however was during the montage of the previous 79 winners for Best Picture. Just look at this ten year stretch:

1969: Midnight Cowboy
1970: Patton
1971: The French Connection
1972: The Godfather
1973: The Sting
1974: The Godfather Part II
1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976: Rocky (Over Taxi Driver and Network)
1977: Annie Hall
1978: The Deer Hunter

And now the last ten years:
2006: The Departed
2005: Crash
2004: Million Dollar Baby
2003: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2002: Chicago
2001: A Beautiful Mind
2000: Gladiator
1999: American Beauty
1998: Shakespeare in Love
1997: Titanic

Holy crap, what slap in the face. What happened?? NF, is there something you can do about this please? Thanks.

1 comment:

NF said...

Working on it. Every day. Every night. Cormac was the coolest motherfucker in the place last night, and I didn't even watch it. I just imagine that was how it went. To adjust one of my favorite Jon Stewart lines ever: Diablo Cody 1, Terrence Malick 0.