So, we watched The 79th Annual Academy Awards last night. For the most part I was pleased. Loved The Departed so I was happy to see it win the top honors. But as far as I'm concerned Pan's Labyrinth was robbed! Robbed blind I tell ya!! Yes, yes I didn't see any of the other foreign nominees. But that doesn't matter, Pan's should've won, that's all there is to it. In fact, they should've won every category they were in as far as I'm concerned. And if you still haven't seen it yet shame on you. It's as good as I've been saying if not better. Isn't that right Natalie? You weren't disappointed at all in going to see it were you? So go on and get, all of you.
Now here's the thing that pisses me off. Well, annoys would be a better way of saying it. It annoys the ever loving shit out of me. When there's multiple people winning for a category everyone needs to make their speech short, very short, to give the others time to say what they'd like to say. There were so many people this year, hell, every year there's so many people, that are standing back just itching to get their time at the mic and almost as soon as they walk up the music starts up and they can't say a damn thing. I don't remember who it was or what they won for but in one of the groups the 1st guy to start talking was going so damn slow. He wasn't even trying to get through what he had to say to let the other guy talk. I think they even started the music on him at the end, if it wasn't right then it was right after he stepped back. I was practically yelling at the guy to just shut the fuck up already and let the other guy talk. But nope, no chance in hell for him. And if you're too damn selfish to move it along then you get with the others and make one speech for all of you and you damn well better make sure you leave enough time to get their loved ones in too, not just your own before the music starts up.
Nope, pissed, pissed was the correct language to use to describe what I am about this situation.
And once again, quit your damn clapping at the dead people. It's impolite on so many levels. But the main one is that the ones you don't know or barely anyone knows hardly get any claps. They're like, "oooh, no ones clapping, let's clap just to be nice" type claps. And then the ones like Palance and Boyle get loud claps. Yeah I know, everyone loves 'em, so do I, but everyone else deserves just as much recognition as those two. So dang it, hold your applause until the very end. Or better yet no clapping at all, have the moment of silence last throughout the whole damn picture showing time and the whole time after as they're heading into commercial.
Ok, I'm done bitching now. Had to get that off my chest.
Media quote of the day: My name is Ofelia. Who are you? - Ofelia
Me? I've had so many names. Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am... I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness. - Pan
[Referring to Costello] Do you want him to chop me up and feed me to the poor, huh, is that what you want? - Billy Costigan - The Departed