Logan is hosting the Oscars. Hugh Jackman is trying what Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, and um Billy Crystal couldn't do- making the Oscars fun to watch now that Johnny Carson is gone.
But let's face it, weren't the Oscars always corny as hell? My earliest memory of the Academy Awards is of Robocop saving Pee-Wee Herman from the marauding ED-209, and how ashamed Paul Rubens looked to be a part of it all. And this is a guy who was caught masturbating in public, and played a superhero with incapacitating farts (the Spleen, from Mystery Men).
I liked Jon Stewart and Chris Rock's attempts, but they were too "edgy." To hell with that. I loved the Globes this year where everyone so plastered that Mickey Rourke and Darren Aronofsky were giving each other the finger, and Colin Farrell was so astounded that his eyebrows were scraping the ceiling. How can the Oscars top that? I like Hugh Jass as an actor; The Prestige was amazing and showed that he can hold his own against internet favorite Christian Bale, but what is he doing up there? Paying penance for Australia being a flop?
I wanted to go see it in theaters, but it was a busy year. I still think it got unfairly panned because Nicole Kidman once kissed Tom Cruise and the tabloids need to see her fail. I don't know if I'm even going to watch this year- the fact that The Reader and Frost/Nixon are up for Best Picture when The Dark Knight, The Wrestler, and Frozen River got snubbed shows just how out of touch they are.
Actually these words say it all: Nominated for Best Director, Ron Howard!