Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How Did the Oscars Get so Lame?

The Oscars will sink to a new low this year:
Oscar producers are taking "thanks, Mom" to another level.
Producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer say they'll incorporate nominees' mothers, who they call "mom-inees," into the Oscar show.
Proucers are looking for nominees' mothers to post updates on Twitter and to appear during the 90-minute pre-show program, they said Monday during the 30th annual Oscar nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Mominees? What the hell kind of crap is that? What do these producers do if "mom" turns out to be too drunk to Twitter and, instead, sends out the social media equivalent of a wet fart in church? What then? There are mothers out there who should be in prison. Then there are mothers out there that are the entertainment industry equivalent of handing free liquor and car keys to teenagers. Not good.

Never leave it to chance. They would be better off trying to stage a skit with little kids, cute animals, and Gary Busey.

The nominees, of course, are as follows:

Best Picture:
Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone
Actor in a Leading Role:
Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco
Actress in a Leading Role:
Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams
Black Swan, The Fighter, The King's Speech, The Social Network, True Grit

Lame. Never saw any of them, don't care. Yawn. 

Ten nominees for Best Picture? That's the surest way to institutionalize mediocrity. Now, no one cares if a film gets nominated. It's supposed to make ten films, rather than five, "more marketable." Please. Hollywood can't come up with ten good films in a year.
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