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80th Oscar Ceremony

Much Ado About Lohan

Alarmed that Katherine Heigl might be doing a better job sabotaging her career than she is, Lindsay Lohan has magnanimously withdrawn her name from consideration for this year's Emmys. What? You missed Lindsay's tour de force performance…

Kung Fu Panda

Who would‚Äôve guessed a tubby bear with an eating disorder could deliver a bigger kick than Indiana Jones? If I were a kid, on the basis on this summer‚Äôs movies I wouldn‚Äôt want to be a race car driver, or a rocket scientist, or an…

Courts Can’t Decide Retroactive Oscars

It isn't that big of a surprise that the courts opted out of giving the long-suffering Crash producer, Bob Yari, a retroactive Oscar. Yesterday, the 2nd District Court of Appeals denied the "right of fair procedure" as applicable to this…

Sunday Morning Shoot Me, Just Shoot Me Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lxcMMGOhFA Peter Guber and Peter Bart, on today's Sunday Morning Shootout, only two weeks late with an Oscar preview featuring Amy Ryan and Javier Bardem. Pretty speedy for these guys, since they're…

Oscars Leave You Feeling Out of Touch?

Do many Americans feel "left out" of the Oscars? Here is one point of view from the News Democrat (Montana): The only show that makes me feel more out of touch with the rest of society than the Oscars is the Grammy awards. But, since I…

The host with the most? Or is Stewart toast?

As Dave Lettermen observed, "I think it takes a lot of nerve for a show that is 4 1/2 hours long to give out an award for editing." The most popular annual complaint about the Oscars is that the show lasts too long. The speedy pace of the…

16th Minute of Fame, and Counting

Here with your Daily Dose of Diablo, is The Huffington Post, apparently just catching up to the "price of fame" angle that we've been talking about for the past 4 months. Seems like there's a "backlash to the backlash" now, with a new wave…

Popcorn vs. Milkshakes

In a couple of hours, I'll post results of yesterday's poll in some kind of semi-organized manner, complete with the pretty pie charts. It's already easy to see which write-ins were most predominant. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the…

Enough Already, Give AMPAS a Break

You know, I've never been one to defend the sometimes silly decisions AMPAS makes, but reading all of the post-game stuff is a bit tiresome. Yes, the show got the worst ratings ever. No, it wasn't a great show. Yes, it was probably Plan B…

Javier Bardem’s Acceptance Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzx1X9Y6sPk I know there are those on this site who think that Javier belongs to them. But can I just say that watching him accept his award makes my female parts go primitive. That's all I'm saying.

Contest Winners

Adam Bernstein Alice Villalobos Brandon Weinbrenner Brian Erickson Clint Tsao Gene Springs gerald granozio Congratulations to AD reader Brandon Jones for correctly predicting 20 categories at this year's Oscars. This makes him our grand…

How Insular is Our World?

Commenter John writes: You know, I thought it was a fantastic Oscar telecast. Great hosting, great presenters, everyone looked great (well almost). DESERVING winners. Interesting Lifetime Achievement winner. Nice musical performances. The…