With all the incredible sympathy feeling The Social Network movie awoke in me, I still don’t have a Facebook account. But I want to make a correction. Of course not all the movies nominated for Oscars deserve the nomination. They cheapened this fact widening the number, for the second year in a row. By “they”, I mean “the Academy”. So the winner will be greater. With the SAG Award now as another push in the morale, the production team for The King’s Speech feels closer to the award than ever. Unfortunately, after this year’s Golden Globes, the winners there can be regarded as not meritorious as deserved. Of course, HFPA supporters directed almost with all the possible means, the attention from bribery to Ricky Gervais’ nasty routines. Nasty but true, not all of them very subtle, and of course far to be liked by persons with an evident lack of the sense of humor.
Some of them were subtle for me, I haven’t got first the “famous Scientologists” thing, as to a not very direct reference to Cruise and Travolta, even if Tarantino as well mentioned a good few years ago that Cruise is gay and he doesn’t understand how the girls are turned on by him. It was a role in a movie, not an interview, but it was a statement, not an artistic expression, Cruise was a person, not a fictive character. I was thinking at Jason Lee or Giovanni Ribissi (without any gossipy information at hand) instead of John Travolta. I really don’t know if the guys were upset, in fact it’s good the people still speaks of them. They’ll never win an Oscar with their manner of performance, even if I have an exception for each: The Collateral for Cruise and A Love Song for Bobby Long for the other. They acted, more or less impressive. Bad luck than if they haven’t an award home, yet they have been nominated.
The Academy members, Golden Globe awarded for comedy roles in TV productions but without being nominated or awarded by the AMPAS, will vote for the most complex movie produced last year with the great award in mind (at least), if not only for a lot of box-office money, and that is The Social Network. I’m sorry for Inception, I’m sorry for The King’s Speech, awards related with this movies will be others than The Best Picture. I think Inception will win some thing for technicality and effects, Mr. Firth was far and away the best male this season, so it seems impossible to leave the award to James Franco or Eisenberg, even if both deserves it. I’m glad that I shall not have the surprise to find Aronofsky’s movie win more than the female best for Portman, but maybe I’m wrong. Maybe they’re gonna give best director to the guy. He has this kind of twisted freaky success, and I’m going to stop because I’m going to repeat myself. Actually I’m nervous for things totally different than oscars, or movies in general, I’m nervous of the bruhaha in Egypt, and I prepare a future post with what I think.
I have to let now Twitter and Facebook to “coordinate” the revolution in Tunisia and Egypt. I feel so empty…
First pic is from Democracy Now and the other, from a Ceausescu fan site.
So long, folks!
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