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Traditional Oscars rant

I owe you my (traditional?) Oscars rant. I’m just not sure what to think about this year’s Oscars.

The thing is, I don’t really appreciate Academy Awards. Two words: Gwyneth Paltrow. Three words: “Shakespeare in Love”. (ugh). And no, I don’t even want to start talking about “Titanic”.

However, I watch the ceremony every year. Whole ceremony. Yes, the painfully boring red carpet. Yes, the Sound Mixing award. I might or might not go to pee during stupid host’s jokes, but in overall, I’m there for all 5 hours or so. It’s like a tradition I started when I was about 12 or 13. So, I watch the ceremony and later brag about the whole thing, especially political correctness (vomit sound) and people who didn’t deserve the award.

Oscars often have their theme, and I really wanted to see which was this year’s. And no, I’m not talking about stage design or host’s costumes… A few years ago, it was black (sorry, African American) theme… And there’s always a hint of a gay theme. This year’s Oscar theme, was, however, “International”. Do I even have to explain why?

As for the winners… I have a big secret. No, I don’t have a crush on Mickey Rourke. The thing is… I haven’t seen most of the nominated films so I can’t elaborate if it was fair not to give an Oscar to Angie’s darling. However, I do like Sean Penn (though I’m not sure why…) and I liked the fact he was the winner. That was the only surprise of the night.

Best moments of the ceremony:
-Sean Penn crying while Ledger’s family accepting the Oscar.
-Gay screenwriter crying while Penn accepting the Oscar.
-Kate Winslet crying. Whenever.
-Look on some guy’s face when he saw Sophia Loren (or her dress).
-Beginning of Sean Penn’s speech.

Worst moments of the ceremony:
-Lame jokes.
-Javier Bardem MIA
-The remaining of Sean Penn’s speech.