just procrastinating

Monday, March 01, 2004

I didn't quite stay up and watch all of the Oscars since we usually go to bed between 10:00 and 10:30 in these parts, so I missed the Best Actor, Actress and Best Picture awards. I am disappointed that Bill Murray didn't win for his performance in Lost in Translation which I saw. If not Bill Murray, then I would have liked to see Johnny Depp take it, but he was a long shot. If anything they should have just given it to Bill Murray as a belated recognition for his portrayal of Carl Spackler, as man struggling to maintain a land besieged by gophers.

I'm glad Renee Zellweger won for Cold Mountain and she had a nice acceptance speech. I think she looks better with a little weight on her. I was waiting for Tim Robbins to spout out about Bush and the war after he won for Best Supporting Actor, but he took the high road. Way to go, Meat.

I only saw Seabiscuit and Lost in Translation this year, so I didn't really care so much about the Best Picture. The whole Lord of the Rings thing just hasn't appealed to me yet, since I never read the books and that fantasy stuff just doesn't do it for me. I like Sci-fi or anything time-travel related but this whole middle-earth thing? I dunno. Once they are all out on DVD I think that I will sit through them, because everyone I know who has seen them has given good reviews. Also because of their importance, it would be like not seeing the Star Wars trilogy, which in my mind is unthinkable.

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