Oscar Follow-up: How'd I Do?
The 78th Academy Awards® have come and gone. Before they came, though, I wrote an article about the films I would choose if given the chance. I'd only seen a couple of nominated films, so it made my choices kinda hard in some cases. But how'd I do?
Let's find out... together.
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: George Cloony
Hot damn! I got one right off the bat! Of course, I haven't seen Syriana, the movie for which George actually won the Oscar. I voted for him because he was so good in Good Night, and Good Luck. Considering that Good Night, and Good Luck got COMPLETELY SHAFTED, I think that the Academy probably gave him this Oscar for the same reason.
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
I got this one right, but I don't give myself very much credit for it; it was really a no-brainer. I mean, come on, Corpse Bride better than Wallace & Gromit? And Howl's got such mixed reviews.
Best Animated Short Film: The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation
Sometimes you can just pull a right answer out of your ass. I haven't seen this film, but it was directed by John Canemaker, who has some esteem in animation circles, so it seemed kinda likely, even though it was up against a Pixar film.
Achievement in Visual Effects: King Kong
Achievement in Sound Mixing: King Kong
Achievement in Sound Editing: King Kong
Boy, I was spot-on with these. I gave King Kong three awards, and so did the Academy. These same three awards, in fact. Woot.
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): "IT'S HARD OUT HERE FOR A PIMP" from Hustle & Flow
Well, wha'd'ya know? Dolly Parton went down in flames, and I was right there to say it was gonna happen. True, I only voted for this song because I wanted to hear the announcer say "Pimp" on television, and then I ended up not even watching the awards show. So I guess nobody is really the winner in this one. Except for the guys who won the Oscar for this song. Also, incidentally, the only people to thank Gil Cates in their acceptance speech.
So, let me count... I got seven out of twenty-four. That adds up to be 29%. That adds up to be a big ol' F. But considering the only film I saw that was nominated for any serious awards (I don't count Kong and its sillly technical awards) was COMPLETLEY GORRAM SHAFTED, I think I did pretty well.
COMPLETELY GORRAM SHAFTED!
Hey, maybe sometime this year I'll write an Article that isn't related to the Oscars. How's that sound? Good? Good.