Mr. Showbiz is doing live coverage of the Oscars.
March 25, 2001 4:29 PM   Subscribe

Mr. Showbiz is doing live coverage of the Oscars. I'm breaking a handful of MF rules by posting this, I realize, but I think it's really cool, and it hasn't gotten nearly enough press. (The Big D decided to put all its press behind, whose live coverage isn't nearly as fun.)
posted by dan_of_brainlog (15 comments total)
I'll be here at Mr. Showbiz HQ the entire evening, though I won't actually be participating in the auditorium-style (moderated) chat. (I'm breaking the self-promotion MF rule. I also feel a little silly plugging my employer, but it's all fun and excitement over here, and I wanted to share. :)
posted by dan_of_brainlog at 4:33 PM on March 25, 2001

Wow, two self-posts in a row. I feel lucky.
posted by OneBallJay at 4:35 PM on March 25, 2001

Who really cares about the Oscars anyway?
posted by Bag Man at 4:44 PM on March 25, 2001

Julia Roberts does.
posted by rodii at 4:59 PM on March 25, 2001

Yeah, but who really cares about Juli-- oh, nevermind.
posted by bradlands at 5:13 PM on March 25, 2001

It's a straight thing; You wouldn't understand.
posted by anildash at 7:30 PM on March 25, 2001

No, no, no. I'm straight and I don't care about the Oscars. It must be something else...
posted by davidgentle at 7:43 PM on March 25, 2001

It's a normal thing; You wouldn't understand.
posted by rodii at 7:48 PM on March 25, 2001

I'm normal but.......

Starts again.

Dan, whatever you are on, I think you should consider sharing it with the rest of the class.
posted by lucien at 8:33 PM on March 25, 2001

No, but really (sorry, David, just can't pass up a straight line--you know I don't mean it)--

Hey, I know, let's talk about the Oscars!

"Gladiator" gets best picture--ugh. Big slow doofy bloated Joaquin Phoenix-infested carcass of a movie. Hollywood at its woodenest.

I'm trying to figure out why the Academy loved "Erin Brockovich" too, but at least I didn't hate it. And while I don't think Julia Roberts is that great of an actress, I think she's…worthy.

I think it's cool that Martha Gay Harden won. And I think pretty soon the Academy is going to step back and notice how consistently good Ed Harris has been for so long. He's good in good movies, good in crap movies, usually the best thing in them.
posted by rodii at 9:18 PM on March 25, 2001

Said Russell Crowe: "When you grow up in the suburbs of Sydney, or Auckland, or Newcastle like Ridley Scott and Jamie Bell --"

Both of whom grew (or are growing) up on Teesside. Which is nowhere near Newcastle. Sheep-fucker.
posted by holgate at 9:29 PM on March 25, 2001

Hmmm, I wonder if rodii frequents Metababy?
posted by Neb at 9:49 PM on March 25, 2001

You ever wonder if the Oscars are like the State of the Union? Does the Academy send one movie star to North Dakota on Oscar night so that if LA gets nuked they'll at least have one guy to fall back on?
posted by aaron at 10:28 PM on March 25, 2001

Confusing to the gateways of always.
posted by edelstone at 6:20 AM on March 26, 2001

The Oscars have always been about Hollywood rewarding what it sees as the best attempts to bring in more money for filmmaking's establishment.

That said, I thoroughly enjoyed Gladiator. I could watch Russell Crowe kill people all day long.
posted by Loudmax at 10:15 AM on March 26, 2001

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