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Monday, March 06, 2006

Come on......Crash won the Oscar for Best Picture?

We won what? Are you sure?

Crash' Pulls Off Best-Picture Oscar

By DAVID GERMAIN, AP Movie Writer 21 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES - The ensemble drama "Crash" pulled off one of the biggest upsets in
Academy Awards history, winning best picture Sunday over the cowboy romance "Brokeback Mountain," which had been the front-runner.

"Crash," featuring a huge cast in crisscrossing story lines over a chaotic 36-hour period in Los Angeles, rode a late surge of praise that lifted it past "Brokeback Mountain," a film that had won most other key Hollywood honors.

"We are humbled by the other nominees in this category. You have made this year one of the most breathtaking and stunning maverick years in American cinema," said "Crash" producer Cathy Schulman.

Lead-acting prizes went to Philip Seymour Hoffman as author Truman Capote in "Capote" and Reese Witherspoon as country singer June Carter in "Walk the Line," while corporate thrillers earned supporting-performer Oscars for George Clooney in "Syriana" and Rachel Weisz in "The Constant Gardener."

"Brokeback Mountain" filmmaker Ang Lee did win the best-director prize for the tale of two old sheepherding pals who carry on a love affair they conceal from their families for years

Lee, whose martial-arts epic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" won the foreign-language Oscar five years ago, became the first Asian filmmaker to win Hollywood's main filmmaking honor.

"I wish I knew how to quit you," Lee told the audience crowd, reiterating the film's most-quoted line.

Call me dumbfounded. Because I thought Crash was indifferently reviewed while Brokeback Mountain was lavishly reviewed and praised.

I didn't watch the Oscars because I watched other things. Like I do every year.
In fact, the local news was blathering on about dresses and shit, so I went online. And here I am, slightly confused. Because that movie was a seriously heavy favorite.

But since I didn't watch the show, I don't know how people reacted. I mean, if I cared, I'd have bet money on Brokeback Mountain to win and I don't think I'm alone. So they gave Ang Lee best director instead, and the fundies won't be able to bitch because a film about race is easier to deal with than gay cowboys.

posted by Steve @ 12:07:00 AM

12:07:00 AM

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