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… next year’s Oscars will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. I can’t remember if that’s before or after the Mayan calendar says the world will end, but just in case Feb. 26 is anywhere near the big day, let’s hope for a short ceremony. I’d hate to have the apocalypse interrupt the “In Memoriam” montage. (Although, come to think of it, that would be perfect timing, wouldn’t it?)
The nominations will be announced on Jan. 24, so if you’re really dedicated, you might want to start sitting in front of your TV set now.
Street artist Banksy, who was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award for his film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” has apparently responded to the fact that he didn’t win the award. (The documentary “Inside Job” did).
Here’s the image…
Quoth the article:
2010 ceremony: “Worst. Oscars. Ever,” said movie critic Peter Howell in the Toronto Star. “Yes, I know “I’ve said this before. But the Academy keeps coming up with new lows.”
2009 ceremony: In a piece titled “The Worst Oscars Ever,” The Daily Beast’s Lee Siegel said the “show was an embarrassingly contrived spectacle that only served to prove how insecure Hollywood is about …
If you’re sick of reading about last night’s Oscar ceremony, might I suggest you head over to the Register Star podcast sight and listen to us talk about it instead? Chris Soprych and I devote the first half of our weekly podcast to Sunday night’s gold-plated train wreck, with a few of our favorite comedic tweets as a bonus. Then, we discuss some actual movies — “127 Hours,” which earned Oscar host James Franco a nomination, and “The Cove,” the dolphin-killing documentary that took home a statue last year.
From his review of last night’s train wreck:
“Despite the many worthy nominated films, the Oscarcast was painfully dull, slow, witless, and hosted by the ill-matched James Franco and Anne Hathaway. She might have made a delightful foil for another partner, but Franco had a deer-in-the-headlights manner and read his lines robotically.
Incredibly, when former host Billy Crystal came onstage about two hours into the show, he got the first laughs all evening. This was the worst Oscarcast I’ve ever endured. It’s time for the Board of Governors to have a long, sad talk with itself.