They’re over again for another year. And despite some complaints about the ceremony being a bit flat, I’m pretty happy with the results. I'm glad that Brokeback Mountain didn’t sweep the board – it’s good but not that good. I totally approve of most of the awards. Philip Seymour Hoffman finally getting mainstream recognition for the great actor that he is, and Reese’s lovely turn in Walk the Line gets credit. Pleased to see Clooney getting the gold man for Syriana, even though I found the movie a frustrating watch. The Brits get to whoop with joy as ‘one of ours’ gets the Best Supporting Actress award for the Contstant Gardener. That should make up for the Bafta disappointment then. And the best film? Crash is a good movie, and as I said, just glad that Brokeback didn’t take them all.
Us Brits never get to see the ceremony anyway. It’s probably shown live on some poxy cable channel but even so, most people have to get up for work the next day. And even though it is the main event in Hollywood’s calendar, and one I love, it’s really not worth falling asleep at my desk for. So I have to be content with internet coverage and online video clips.
Speaking of video clips, the best Oscar-related thing I’ve seen today is this video (via the mighty Londonist) from ace funnyman Peter Serafinowicz (he of Spaced, and Look Around You fame). Made me almost cough up my sandwich at lunchtime.
And speaking of video spoofs, there are a whole load of Brokeback spoof trailers out now apparently. I thought the Back to the Future one was good, but I really can’t be bothered to check through all of these.