The Oscars Were Amazing & Boring

Sandra Bullock.
Sandra Bullock.

Sandra Bullock. Photo: GettyImages.com

Let's be honest here; until the last half hour, the Oscars were pretty much boring. 

We knew Monique was going to win, and everything was not a shock or least bit amusing until the end.  Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin were good.  They did not run too long or do anything unneeded.

Weather George Clooney was really upset or it was all part of an act was the only thing interesting until the end.

Then came best actress.  When I saw Oprah out there, I am like there is NO way Sandra Bullock is going to win the Oscar.  I was like the girl from "Precious" in her first role is getting it.

So, yes, I was shocked when Sandra Bullock's name was announced.  I was happy. She was stunned.   Having to hear for months from Julia Roberts how she turned down the role for " The Blind Side" like it was  something beneath her, I was worried.   I was worried that Sandra would not get roles that would garner her an Oscar let alone a nomination.   I am happy to think that now any movie that has Sandra in it will have in the credits Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock.  I like the sound of that a lot.

The Best Actor going to Jeff Bridges was not a surprise because the Academy usually gives it to roles like that.  Perhaps George knew that and that he was not going to win. 

Then, came the big ones.  I think James Cameron already had a place in mind where he was going to put his Oscars in his house.  Barbra Streisand came out and already I was like....hmmm...something interesting is about to happen.  Interesting indeed as when Kathryn Bigalow's name was read, shock then applause went through the crowd.  Yes,  James Cameron was married to her so it was interesting that an ex-wife and ex-husband went against each other in the same category but it is not what defines her.

Then came the big one and Tom Hanks, and everyone was like OK, she got best director but "Avatar" is def getting best picture.   I was stunned and the entire crowd was left with mouths open as Tom announced "The Hurt Locker" and it went from a boring Oscars to an Oscars to be remembered as an underdog war movie trumped a James Cameron movie.

An interesting show and some other notable moments:

Ben Stiller dressed as a character from Avatar.

Farah Fawcett being left off the list of those who passed this year.  I guess when you die the same day as Michael Jackson, everyone forgets about you. 

Also, Bea Arthur was left off the memoriam list as well.  Tre lame.

The John Hughes tribute was brilliant.  Sigh.

What did YOU think of the Oscars?-Dr.FB


Sacha Baron Cohen Oscar Skit Gets Cut; Cameron Says “Do It!”

Sacha Baron Cohen As Bruno With High School Football Team.  Photo: GQ Magazine

Sacha Baron Cohen As Bruno With High School Football Team. Photo: GQ Magazine

So it seems a skit at the Oscars which was to feature Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Stiller where they poke fun at Avatar is not going to happen.

This because the Academy does not want to upset James Cameron. 

When asked about the skit last night, James Cameron said to go ahead and do the skit and he was not aware it had been cut. 

One has to wonder if the Academy will change it's mind and let the skit stay now.

What do you think of the Academy even cancelling the skit in the first place?-Dr.FB


Hurt Locker Producer BARRED From Oscars

The Hurt Locker Promotional Poster
The Hurt Locker Promotional Poster

The Hurt Locker Promotional Poster

A Hurt Locker producer will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards this Sunday.  His crime?  He was sending e-mails out to Academy voters telling them to vote for his movie for Best Picture.  That is a big no-no.

The producer is Nicolas Chartier and IF the Hurt Locker does win for Best Picture, he will be able to get his award at a later date. 

An executive meeting was called about this situation on Monday to barr him.  He sent out the e-mail around Feb. 19th urging people to vote for his movie instead of a movie with a budget of $500 million, an obvious reference to it's competition for Best Picture, "Avatar" by James Cameron. 

My naivete, ignorance of the rules and plain stupidity as a first-time nominee is not an excuse for this behavior and I strongly regret it," Chartier wrote.

The other producers will be able to attend the movie.  The Los Angeles Times broke the story on the e-mail and published it.


Avatar About To Sink Titanic Record

Avatar Movie Poster

Avatar Movie Poster

While you are reading this, Avatar may be passing Titanic as the biggest box office movie of all-time world-wide.

While not taking inflation into account, Avatar sometime Monday or Tuesday will be passing Titanic.  Only one can wonder what is going through James Cameron's mind as he has directed both movies.

Have you seen "Avatar" yet or do you think it is all hype?-Dr.FB


Behind The Scenes Of Avatar

Here is a behind the scenes look at "Avatar" and it is pretty cool. The clip is about 22 minutes long but totally worth it.

Have you seen "Avatar" yet? What did you think?-Dr.FB


Avatar Rakes In $73 Million Despite Weather

Avatar Movie Poster
Avatar Movie Poster

Avatar Movie Poster

Even with the horrible weather on the East Coast, Avatar was able to rake in $73 million dollars on it's opening weekend and the movie may make more this weekend since many were not able to see it and because of word of mouth.

The movie almost made $10 million in Imax.

Did you all see it this weekend?  Did you see it in 3-D? Let us know!-Dr.FB