I didn't watch the Oscars last night. Well, yeah I did, a bit of them. But I missed all the big awards. I saw that Alan Arkin won, which I was pleased about, although I really wanted Jackie Earle Motherfucking Haley to win. Oh well. At least the nomination should get Jackie Earle some more work, and that's good enough for me.
Good to see that Scorsese won, but I haven't seen the movie, so I have no idea how good it was.
And how is it that I saw 20+ movies last year and still hadn't seen most of the nominated movies? And it wasn't like I was seeing a bunch of crap, either.
I thought it was kind of funny how much of a platform they gave Al Gore. I could just see the whole right wing jumping up and down about the liberal Hollywood elite. And really they'd probably have a point, but fuck 'em.
I'm not sure what I think about Gore running this time. If he stays away from Joe Lieberman and doesn't get back on the "clean up Hollywood" trip he got on in 2000, then maybe. I actually voted for Nader in 2000 because Gore/Lieberman made me so sick. I dunno. For some reason I'm liking Hillary Clinton less and less, and I've always said she shouldn't run because she's unelectable. Obama? I'd like to like him, but honestly I haven't done the research. I want James Carville to run with Billy Bob Thornton as his running mate. I've been saying that for years, but no one will listen to reason.