Oscar Special

My thoughts on the Oscar ™ show:

This was the first Oscars that my son Sam watched. He’s 4.5 years old, but he made it through the whole show. Of course, we’re in Santa Monica so the show ended only at 8:30.

I had to explain the whole idea of the Oscars to Sam, but he caught on pretty fast. I don’t think he understands how many people it takes to make a movie, and he was unfamiliar with most of the nominees this year, but George Clooney got his attention early in the evening when Clooney mentioned Batman twice in his acceptance speech.

SAM: You mean, he made a Batman movie?
DAD: Yeah, a few yeas ago, he made a Batman movie.
SAM: What’s it called?
DAD: It’s called Batman and Robin. We’ll rent it sometime.

Sam, of course, was familiar with March of the Penguins, which I think was the only nominated film he saw this year.

He was glad that Crash won best picture, because Crash had the song with the burning car in it, and he liked that part of the show.

However, it seemed unfair to him that Crash won two prizes and King Kong (which he hasn’t seen) didn’t win any.

In the middle part of the show he went off to his own room to watch The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, then he came back for the end. But he remembered who everyone was and what movies were competing.

As for me, all I can say is that, for the first time in memory, I liked the set.

I noticed that Loreal was a “proud sponsor” of the Academy Awards. It made me wonder how many reluctant sponsors there were, or perhaps sponsors who were downright ashamed.

I’m sure there are many political things to be read into the competition, but it’s late.
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5 Responses to “Oscar Special”
  1. Todd says:


    Sam’s hoping that maybe Jurassic Park will win something next year.

    • urbaniak says:

      Re: ps

      It could happen. “Crash” won this year and Cronenberg made that years ago.

      • rennameeks says:

        Re: ps

        Ha, I thought of that movie the first time I heard someone talking about this Crash.

        I believe I heard some rumor of a Jurassic Park 4 in the works, so you never know….

        I agree completely about the set. The content was lacking, but the set was very classy, especially the marquee.

        • rennameeks says:

          Re: ps

          On a completely unrelated note, I just saw that you’re getting to/got to adapt The Giver. I’m incredibly envious and in awe of you all at once.

          You rock! 🙂

  2. monica_black says:

    At least Sam wasn’t bumed over Brokeback Mountain not getting any awards.