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
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took place in Los Angeles last night.
In the TV categories, Mad Men won for best drama series ensemble for the second year in a row.
"Glee" was also recognized, winning best comedy series ensemble. And "30 Rock" swept the best actor in a comedy series category with both Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey winning awards. "SAG is the heaviest of any award," Fey said. "It weighs 100 pounds!" Fey went on to confess "I really, really expected to lose."
In the TV drama category, the SAGs echoed the winners from the Golden Globes last week: Julianna Margulies for best actress award for her role in "The Good Wife" and Michael C. Hall won for his leading role in "Dexter".
On the film side of the fence, Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) took the first statue for best supporting actor...
Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey of NBC's "30 Rock" won for best acting in a comedy series, while the award for best actress in a drama went to Julianna Margulies of CBS' "The Good Wife." Gloden Globe winner Michael C. Hall of Showtime's "Dexter" won best actor in a drama series.
The evening's first film acting trophy, for best supporting actor, went to Christoph Waltz for "Inglourious Basterds."
For a full list of winners see me after the jump..>>>>>
The George Clooney movie "Up In The Air" had six nominations for the Golden Globes along with "Nine" and "Glee" led TV nominations with 3.
In the best actress category, Meryl Streep is nominated against herself for "Julia & Julie" and "It's Complicated" against Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, and Julia Roberts.
Mo'Nique got the nomination that people figures she would get for her role in "Precious." The Golden Globes will air live on all coasts January 17th, 2010 for the first time in the Globes history. Smart move with the Internet, the first show since the Oscars to air live on all coasts, so it is not ruined for people on the West Coast.
Here is a list of nominees. Were any of your favs nominated? Any you felt got screwed?-Dr.FB
The black woman comes in many beautiful shapes, styles, sizes, and obviously, color. Four of the most beautiful and strong black women are on the cover of Ebony magazine this summer.
Alicia Keys, Halle Berry, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Tina Turner grace the cover of Ebony.
For a list of all 25 black women who make us sit up and take notice,>>
We talked about the movie before and figured we should hit you up with the trailer before you "push us to. Eek. That was as bad as it sounded. Regardless, enjoy the trailer.-Dr.FB
(Please Note: This is NOT the Tyler Perry "Push". Yea, yea, we know we got them mixed up. But thank you to those that noticed. I appreciate it big time.)
Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, better known to us mere mortals as Queen and King of the Universe, join their clout and their production companies with Lionsgate to distribute Push: Based on a Novel by Sapphire. Harpo Films and 34th Street Films will work in partnership with Lionsgate who acquired North American distribution rights from Smokewood Entertainment Group. Push: Based on a Novel by Sapphire was a big winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, racking up the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, a feat previously accomplished only twice, and earning star Mo'Nique a Special Jury Prize for acting. The film is directed by Lee Daniels, and joining Mo'Nique in the cast are Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton, Sherri Shepherd, and newcomer Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe. The story is, of course, based on the 1996 novel by Sapphire.
The synopsis here is from Sundance Institute:
Precious Jones (Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her father's child - for the second time. She can't read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat. Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (Mo'Nique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Precious's instincts tell her one thing: if she's ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources
- Dr. FC
Source: PR Newswire