These award thingees get old, quick. Sure, it's nice to see some of the winners win (I like Clooney and was happy he won) but it's like, everyone jumps on these bandwagons and suddenly Phillip Seymour Hoffman HAS to win all the best actor awards. And Heather Ledger or David Strathairn, Viggo Mortenson, Hayden Christenson (JESUS CHRST, I'm KIDDING) etc, are left with nothing. It's silly to allow ONE winner. And although I enjoy seeing Clooney win, that means Matt Dillon (a revelation in CRASH) gets, well, nothing?
Out of all the movies, and after all the screeners and marketing (for those companies that can afford to remind people of the movies they released) goes out into Variety, etc, we have decided to agree that Phillp Seymour Hoffman is worthy, and the others sucked balls.
Guy Who Makes Sense: What about Bill Murray in Broken Flowers? Can we vote for him?
Hollywood: No, no, they released that movie a long time ago.
Guy Who Makes Sense: It was 2005 though, right?
Hollywood: Yeah, but we've decided not to think back that far. We're gonna give it to Seymour Hoffman this year. It's just easier that way.
Guy Who Makes Sense: He's got my vote!
And Ang Lee is the best DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (well, he HAS to win Oscar, right, because he won the other awards), while the hacks that directed Munich, Gardener, Jarhead, Kong, Good Night, etc, get to go home holding their cocks.
Now, am I saying Seymour Hoff doesn't deserve his kudos? No, of course he does. And Ang Lee is a terrific director (should have won for The Ice Storm, too). I just don't agree with dismissing the others.