Tuesday, January 31, 2006

(Just a side note, re: Oscar noms)

This morning, E! messed up and kept running a screen showing that Charlize Theron had been nominated in the best actress category for her performance in (you'll love this) "Aeon Flux" rather than the Silkwood-esque "North Country." I wonder if an intern is now interning elsewhere...

And, forgive me, but, William Hurt got nominated for his awful, awful over the top performance in "A History of Violence"? Puh-leeze! He wasn't just chewing on the scenery, he was devouring it whole! I sincerely was embarrassed for him. I know that "Violence" is based on a graphic novel, but, jeez, Hurt was way over the top. (And his facial hair was awful, too.) Note to Mr. Hurt: go rent Road to Perdition and see how graphic novel baddies translate beautifully to the big screen.

Ah well. Perhaps it's just me. Very simply, either I have no taste, or the members of the academy were smoking crack when they cast those ballots.

Maybe they got their ballots from Florida.

(Yeah, nothing like a really old election joke to show my finger's right on the pulse of the American psyche!)

Aeon Flux. Heh heh heh. That cracked me up.


gadgetgrl said...

I saw Richard Hurt in Richard III at the Manitoba Theatre Centre a couple years ago and I thought he was wretched in it. He gobbled up that scenery like it was a bucket of marshmallow fluff. I thought the production was actually not that bad -it was different = but I was NOT impressed by him. His voice sucked too-not great for the stage.

Merujo said...

I've never been impressed by William Hurt. I loathed him and his awful accent in "Gorky Park" and it's been downhill since then. I guess he's just not my kind of actor.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't dig "Sideways"! I found it incredibly depressing, too. A drunk who steals from his mother and a guy who is getting married to someone because she's basically his last hope, yet he's still gettin' it on with a total stranger two days before the wedding. Sad.

(Maybe I wasn't sophisticated enough to appreciate it...)