Feb 28, 2011

The Academy just doesn't get it


One of these days the Academy will get it right. Sooner or later there will be a year when everyone agrees with me and I won't have to moan about anything. Meanwhile, I won't be holding my breath, and instead  just give a quick account of my last night.

On Saturday I put my 'grand plan' on action and stayed up until four in the morning, thinking it'd then help me survive the following night. Well, as wondefully clever the plan was, it fell flat as I was up and ready to go at ten the next morning. So, with a poor night of sleep behind me and my inexplicable inability to take a nap preventing me from properly preparing myself, I swigged down a can of energydrink and hoped the Oscar ceremony would once again prove to be the best drug. It did! After the shortest six hours of the year were over, sleeping felt like the worst idea ever. I was even hoping for an early lecture to attend to. There weren't any, unfortunately.

So I had to force myself to sleep a few restless hours. But only a few. Which is why I won't be writing a proper post about the ceremony and the results today. I'm simply not capable. Only thing I'm capable of is staring at the clock and hoping it'd be ten already, so that it'd be okay to go to bed. The post will have to wait until the weekend, I'm afraid. There is just too much of everything right now. And not only too much time before bedtime. (I realised today it the last day of February. Which means that, according to my New Year Resolution, I should see Mulholland Drive today. However, I'm not stupid enough to do that, so I excuse myself for violating my own rules and see the film some day when my head isn't so hazy to begin with.)

One or two words about the Oscars, however. I was quite happy about the results, and felt the great minds were really thinking alike this year. Then two of the most important awards went where they shouldn't have gone, so that's that, the Academy clearly doesn't have enough great minds in their midst. Unlike majority of people, I liked both Anne and James. There were quite a few funny moments and I'm still giggling thinking about Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin's "You just got INCEPTIONED!" and Twilight the Musical. There we some really nice dresses, I think Scarlett Johansson and Hailee Steinfield's were my favourites. It was an awesome night, and next year is way too far away.

Oooh, not long before ten o'clock, now. I will sleep so well you won't believe it.


Photos from dailymail.com.

6 comments:

Marja said...

I was really disappointed with the young hosts. Hathaway was acting like she had downed 10 espressos and Franco looked like he wanted to be anywhere else but there. I say bring back someone who really cares about hosting next year, not someone whose name looks good on the ads.

Eeva said...

Yes, you and many other (most?) people. I admit I did expect a bit more of them, but I liked watching them anyway. I actually wished they'd given them more to do, like Anne's song should've lasted much longer! The girl can sing, y'all! I'll talk more about the hosts when I get the actual post done... sometime in the near-future hopefully...

Mikaela said...

The Baldwins Inceptioned-moment was THE BEST EVAH. That guy is just too cool..

Eeva said...

Last year I didn't like him at all as a host, but that was definitely a very cool moment, one of the best.

5plitreel said...

The problem with the Oscars that you can smell the winners, every time. Sometimes you only need a synposis and a director and cast that sets an alarm. I know already what's going to happen in 2013. I mean Eastwood is directing J.Edgar with Leo DiCaprio as Hoover with an eclectic mix of traditional acting veterans like Judy Dench and Naomi Watts, new comer Armie Hammer and a guy who's trying to make a comeback, Josh Lucas. The story ffocuses on his personal life as a homosexual and crossdresser. Is there any chance that DiCaprio would not win best actor?

Eeva said...

Agreed, predictability is one of the biggest down sides of the Oscars. I always hope for big surprise winners, but rarely get them... On the other hand, this year I got one (Tom Hopper) and wasn't happy at all. So. Hmm.

And yeah, sounds like Leo has the award pretty much on the pocket. Sigh. Sure, he'll probably be awesome, but sucks for everyone else who is awesome that year. And for us hoping for surprise winners.