The Oscar thread; Update: Goracle (almost) announces! Update: Gore wins Oscar for Best Social Consciousness; Update: Scorsese wins

posted at 7:17 pm on February 25, 2007 by Allahpundit

Tonight’s the night Hollywood takes a break from disclaiming responsibility for any of the culture’s ills to congratulate itself for having so much influence over the culture. The tension mounts: Is this the year for Scorsese? Will black actors take home three of the big four? If they do, will the Goracle use his “black voice” for his acceptance speech?

I haven’t seen a single movie on the long list of nominees so I couldn’t care less who wins except with respect to Best Actress, where, as always, I root for Kate. (N.B.: Mirren’s a mortal lock.) It’d be cool to see “Borat” win too, I guess, if only for Cohen’s speech. We’ll have some sort of video later — probably Scorsese, possibly the Gorebot if he says something jerky. Which he probably will.

As I write this, the photo wire is at 73 pages and counting. (He’s wearing Ralph Lauren.) Consider this an open thread for predictions, running commentary, etc. To start the discussion, I offer you two clips of Fox News’s red carpet coverage this afternoon. Their entertainment reporter, Lisa Bernhard, gets lost in the shuffle sometimes on FNC. Clearly she wanted to make very, very sure that didn’t happen today.

Update: It’s starting early. From DeGeneres’s opening monologue:

Update: Cute.

Update: Dog bites man. This isn’t an awards ceremony, it’s a fundraiser.

Update: Supposedly the winners aren’t known beforehand, but surely they didn’t bring Lucas, Coppola, and Spielberg together to hand an award to Paul Greengrass.

Coppola has an Oscar, Lucas has a billion dollars, and Spielberg has both. Advantage: Spielberg.


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Oscar who?
Well damn, I thought it was gonna be Oscar de la Renta, a fashion thread.

Uh, like I give a rat’s… Hollywood will bow before my middle finger before I’ll bow before them.

Amen to that!

And I thought Allah was gonna be the Mystery Blogger on Michelle & Kirsten’s new show! Mark Cuban?? Feh.

bamapachyderm on February 25, 2007 at 11:02 PM

Hollywood and Gore . . . truly a matched pair. Either would make one gag, but together they’re intolerable.

rplat on February 25, 2007 at 11:03 PM

Well the good thing with Hollywood taking up Global Warming as their cause is just like Aids they’ll get bored with it and go on to something else.

mlong on February 25, 2007 at 11:03 PM

HAAAAA!!! Look at the picture Drudge is showing of Manbearpig! Priceless!

bamapachyderm on February 25, 2007 at 11:04 PM

If FNC sticks with the program, they need to post links to the blogs cited. It seems pointless to have a blog show without a web presence.

and chill out on the graphics…

rw on February 25, 2007 at 11:04 PM

Good show, Michelle and Kirsten. A little rough around the edges in spots, but real good for a debut. Michelle is a natural in front of the camera. She could anchor the news if she had to.

jaleach on February 25, 2007 at 11:07 PM

I’m watching “It’s Out There” on about a 15 minute Tivo delay right now (switched over as soon as the Goracle finished up). The mystery blogger just made his first “appearance”. I’ve been assuming ever since this was teed up this morning on FNC that AP would indeed be the mystery guest. Are we sure he’s not?

flip on February 25, 2007 at 11:07 PM

Meh, I think I take it back. The more we learn about the mystery blogger (including his punctuation errors) argue against our fair thread host being the man behind the curtain.

flip on February 25, 2007 at 11:09 PM

I’ve been assuming ever since this was teed up this morning on FNC that AP would indeed be the mystery guest. Are we sure he’s not?

I’d never appear on TV. You couldn’t pay me enough.

Allahpundit on February 25, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Told you! Gore wins a politically correct Oscar as surely as Kyoto Protocol will create worldwide jobs for environmentalist fanatics and improvish the rest of us – starting with the United States.

Can’t the Democrats elect Gore to some predictably rabid Democrat position, say senator from Mass. or something?

omegaram on February 25, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Heh, looks like Beth (bamapachyderm) is doing the same as me. Not watching the Oscars, just reading the various open threads.

LGF’s is pretty entertaining too.

I’d never appear on TV. You couldn’t pay me enough.

They have those blue dot things these days, AP. And those nifty voice alterers, too.

Vinnie on February 25, 2007 at 11:14 PM

Can’t the Democrats elect Gore to some predictably rabid Democrat position, say senator from Mass. or something?

omegaram

they’ve tried that for two years
third time’s the charm?

Defector01 on February 25, 2007 at 11:16 PM

What is this stupid thing with the screenplay nominations where the presenters actually read portions of the sceenplay describing the action onscreen?

When did they start that?

Mark V. on February 25, 2007 at 11:16 PM

Did any of these Hollywood types ask Al what he would do about climate change if he were ever in a position of power like..oh I don’t know…maybe Vice President or something?

RW_theoriginal on February 25, 2007 at 11:22 PM

Just watched my DVR of Michelle’s show. Looked good; I didn’t have any problem with the graphics like some others.

Michelle looking as beautiful as always. The show was OK if mostly frivilous… But then, I’d tune in to see Michelle reading the phone book.

If FOX was smart they would replace Greta (or O’Reilly) with Michelle and let her do a full hour of something significant.

LegendHasIt on February 25, 2007 at 11:26 PM

Gore wins Oscar, Dixie Chicks win Emmies. Susan Sarandon has gotta be thinking, “Damn! I could won an award if I’d just made a video of myself sleeping.”

smellthecoffee on February 25, 2007 at 11:27 PM

Ethridge just won the Oscar for best song for song for The Manbearpig movie. She thanked her ‘wife’ And Algore.

LegendHasIt on February 25, 2007 at 11:30 PM

Can a woman have a wife? Can a man have a husband? Guess in Al Gore’s world.

StuLongIsland on February 25, 2007 at 11:33 PM

This is going to be on T.V.?

When?

locomotivebreath1901 on February 25, 2007 at 11:33 PM

Look at the picture Drudge is showing of Manbearpig! Priceless!

No kidding! As in: Tuxedo rental $500, cheesy fictomentary $1.5M. Breaking wind on stage at the Oscars–priceless!

smellthecoffee on February 25, 2007 at 11:33 PM

Predictable – every opportunity to vote for the Politcially Correct “Inconvenient Truth” and the Academy goes for it. Etheridge won for musical score, again predictable, openly homosexual woman advocating politically correct notions of global warming.

What pains me is how many in the United States can be swayed in their opinion by sheer “star power”.

Perhaps there is good news however. Perhaps they will move to swift development of Fission Power and hydrogen as a vehicle fuel source. Wow, wouldn’t that me something.

omegaram on February 25, 2007 at 11:33 PM

Who would have ever have called that! SCUMBAG!!!! Should have won for Science Fiction!

NEMETI IN SYRACUSE on February 25, 2007 at 11:42 PM

Bank of American Advertisement show people of different racial groups, “Everyone Should Be Given an Opportunity” is this for their illegal alien loans? They telling white lies on tv.

StuLongIsland on February 25, 2007 at 11:53 PM

I just got home and found out…GORE WON FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY!!!…who saw that coming?
WOW.
I mean WOW!
Who could have guessed?
Not me, that’s for sure.
Wow.

billy on February 25, 2007 at 11:55 PM

Real men care nothing for the Oscars.

They watch Dogfights

instead. H/t to Stanley Kurtz for reminding me that History Channel is counterprogramming the Oscars.

Bryan on February 25, 2007 at 8:48 PM

Heck yes!!! I’m watching History channel right now……well it’s a commercial. Check out the show ShootOut during the week. Next up BSG and Hannity! Don’t forget to catch the Military channel.

VikingGoneWild on February 25, 2007 at 11:56 PM

Wait, there’s been a mistake, Gore’s Oscar was supposed to be for:

Best use of PowerPoint.

JeffB. on February 26, 2007 at 12:13 AM

Best thing that could have happened to Billary/Obama….and all us on this side of the aisle. We might as well put the next 10 months of the Dems run for the nomination on the Jerry Springer show. This is going to be a hoot. The asylum doors are open and the cameras are rolling.

Limerick on February 26, 2007 at 12:17 AM

As by the numbers as it has ever been. Kudos to the “winners”.

But, aren’t we all winners now that AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH has been validated as a “documentary” and thus the “truth” can now be “told” to the world?

Sigh.

Mibrilane on February 26, 2007 at 12:18 AM

Well, at least it was just an Oscar that he won, hopefully not a presidency.

kevcad on February 26, 2007 at 12:18 AM

Viva Scorsese.

Vincenzo on February 26, 2007 at 12:20 AM

Ahhhh ! ! Gore the fiction man finally in his rightful
place. Wasn’t tipppppper Hollywoods arch enemy just a
few years ago ? ? ?

Texyank on February 26, 2007 at 12:23 AM

I have a question. I’ve seen An Inconvenient Truth, only because I had to write a review of it.
How many other Hot Air posters have seen it?
The reason I ask is because HA readers are, almost by definition, people who are interested in public affairs.
If AIT is such an influential doc, well, how many people were actually influenced by it.
So have you seen it?

billy on February 26, 2007 at 12:24 AM

And it’s one, two, three
What are we fightin for?
Don’t ask me I don’t give a damn
Next stop is Teh-Ran

And it’s five, six, seven
Open up those pearly gates
I ain’t got time to wonder why
Gore said we’re all gonna die!

Limerick on February 26, 2007 at 12:28 AM

Way to go Marty.

Griz on February 26, 2007 at 12:34 AM

Here’s the info on the “live action short” Oscar–”West Bank Story,” which is simply a moral equivalency absurdity on the Isrealis and Palestinians. I interviewed the director/writer/producer, Ari Sandel, who is as leftist, ignorant, and an apologist for Islamofascism as can be.

Debbie Schlussel on February 26, 2007 at 12:42 AM

So have you seen it?

No, but then I’m not a masochist. I’ve read enough about it to know it’s drivel, and I try not to waste time on drivel, although I confess to enjoying reading blogs.

smellthecoffee on February 26, 2007 at 12:48 AM

So have you seen it?

billy on February 26, 2007 at 12:24 AM

billy…yep….I also read these following works by the astronomer Percival Lowell;
Mars (1895), Mars and Its Canals (1906), and Mars As the Abode of Life (1908).
Just because someone famous says it don’t make it so.

Limerick on February 26, 2007 at 1:02 AM

I watched some clips, and then read the script and looked over sites that reviewed in and the accompanying documentation. Watching Al Gore’s movie is like watching the Nightly News vs. reading blogs. It’s full of emotion masquerading as argument. Serious people should not be concerned with emotion laden fiction, when the real science is out there for the reading.

JeffB. on February 26, 2007 at 1:05 AM

Do the Oscars have any relevance anymore? I spent the time the Oscars were on watching two documentaries on DVD (City of Steel: Carrier and Cosmos episode 7: The Backbone of Night), doing laundry and working on my website.

It’s for sure that I have not seen any of the movies nominated, since the last time I was in a theatre was for Star Wars Episode 1 – that was, what?, five years ago?

Rusty Bill on February 26, 2007 at 1:11 AM

I’ve never, ever cared less about the Oscars. 2006 was the worst year for film since 1802.

Halley on February 26, 2007 at 1:14 AM

So have you seen it?

billy on February 26, 2007 at 12:24 AM

Nope, billy. I don’t have to see it–I know what they’re selling…and I ain’t buying.
Also, I can’t take Algore talking about anything for any length of time, much less hours and hours.
I have read Lomborg’s “The Sceptical Environmentalist” and Michael Crichton’s “State of Fear”
and both debunk the global warming hoax pretty thoroughly.
It’s a Communist crock which aims to get impoverish wealthy Western nations by either confiscating corporate profits or shutting down productivity using the excuse that they’re “causing” “climate change”.

Jen the Neocon on February 26, 2007 at 1:17 AM

billy on February 26, 2007 at 12:24 AM

I always hate these questions. If you say you have seen it, then you have given money to Gore, and you say you have not seen it, you get slammed with the old “will if you didn’t see it, how do you know it is wrong” stuff.

Not saying you are saying that, just sayn I hate those type of “do you still beat your wife” questions.

right2bright on February 26, 2007 at 1:46 AM

When we get tired of the-earth-is-heating-up craze I wonder what will be next? It would have to be something that lawyers could make money on. Hmm…

Maybe something like antibiotics are killing us all. The lawyers could bankrupt the drug manufacturers and Gore to do a documentary so he could make enough to maintain his private jet.

Just thinking ahead; we WILL need another crisis when this one doesn’t pan out.

Mojave Mark on February 26, 2007 at 1:47 AM

I was just thinking:… If Hollywood is so committed to the worship of Gore and comitted to the concept of “global warming”…

They should lead the way: no more filming on location: Everything filmed on a hollyqwood backlot; No more soundstages lit with a million watts of lights and five hundred thousand watts of airconditioning.

All actors, directors and technicians live in small, energy efficient apartments within easy walking/bicycling distance of the studios.

No more limos, no more personal or chartered jets. If you HAVE to go somewhere, take the bus, or at least fly on a commercial passenger flight. (John Travolta could make do with an old Piper Cub instead of his 707, Gulfstream and Lear if he REALLY needs to pilot his own craft.)

etc.

LegendHasIt on February 26, 2007 at 2:11 AM

When I was a kid it was the global ice age. What will it be another 30 years from now?

Catie96706 on February 26, 2007 at 2:34 AM

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnnnn……..

Just waking up from a nap, had my son to take of, before I went down, put up an “auto-auction” on E-bay for my “Vomit Buckets”………..

“checking……. by the way, before the “Oscars”, I cashed in my 401K and ordereed 1,000,000 of them………”

“OH MY GOD, I AM SOLD OUT, THE LAST ABOVE THE AUCTION PRICE!!!!!!! YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEE HHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!”

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH……BBBBBBBBWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Have fun, kids, I’m cashing in and will check in on you from time to time…………… YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

PinkyBigglesworth on February 26, 2007 at 2:38 AM

Ellen DeGeneris’ joke that Gore won the election is not funny, and it has not been funny since George W. Bush won the election in 2000 fair and square, according to the rules of the election, in spite of the Democrats’ outrageous attempt to steal the election and insult the voters.

The harping about Gore winning the election when he did not, would be similar to a baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, or football team claiming that they scored more points in one of their games, even though they lost more games in the playoffs. In fact, if the Yankees win four out of seven games in the World Series, but the Mets scored more points over all during the World Series, it does not matter. The Yankees won the majority of the games, not the Mets.

In the election, Bush won the Majority of the states, not Gore. Furthermore, it is questionable how many popular votes Gore actually won when there appeared to be rampant cheating on the part of Gore’s operatives, dead people voting, illegals voting, people voting over and over and over again, Gore supporters lying about civil rights and voter violations which never happened, although Democrats did engage in them, Democrats keeping Bush supporters out of the voting booths, using force and intimidation to do so, Democrats with voting machines that they should not have in their possession, and found tampering with the election process, trying to steal the election and cheat the voting public at every turn.

Nevertheless, even when Bush scored the highest number of votes in election history in 2004, Democrats were still finding ways to whine and dismiss Bush’s win, attempting, once again, to raise issues over voting, claiming that Kerry won, and so on.

DeGeneris is full of crap in such a sick, perverted joke, and the Hollywood snobs, parked in their cushy chairs, dressed in their expensive outfits, wearing their expensive jewelry, looking down at all the little people, like gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus Hollywood, all willing applauded her BS joke.

These people are incorrigible!

I also love the talk about global warming. Here they are, a bunch of rich elitists, all with their noses in the air as if they are some kind of sensitive, earth loving hippies, while they are living the life of consumers, expending more money and hurting the environment more than Joe and Sally raising five children, and working a real job in which Joe, with a higher IQ and a better education than most of the Hollywood snobs posses, and Sally, also smarter than most of the Hollywood snobs, and also with more sensitivity and true compassion than Hollywood snobs posses, actually do live their lives more in harmony with the earth than the Hollywood pretenders.

Nevertheless, I have no doubt that many citizens who tune in to the Oscars love having the Hollywood elitists condescend to them and tell them how to live, without thinking how these gods and goddesses are a bunch of self centered phonies.

Finally, the clips I watched here on HotAir have revealed to me that the Oscars are like a Religious Revival, with the elites of the Movie business acting as the Pastors, Evangelical preachers, dancing, screaming, shouting, and trying to get an “Amen” from their willing congregation, all shaking their heads in agreement, making faces, smiling, cheering, raising their hands in the air.

It is funny how these Hollywood, often religion bashing elitists do not see how they actually act like those on the Benni Hinn broadcasts, only with bigger egos and with a lot more money, and a lot more in love with themselves than their so-called skill deserves.

William

William2006 on February 26, 2007 at 2:38 AM

The Hollywood elites don’t care one bit about the environment or about global warming, or anything else, but themselves and how they play the role of someone who cares, when they don’t really care.

If they cared so much, they would not have been sitting inside that theater, dressed in expensive clothing, using all that power, driving up in their limousines, and acting like gods and goddesses.

If they truly cared about the environment and about conserving, they would have held their awards ceremony in the day time in the sunshine so they would not need to generate so much power to run the lights, worn normal clothes, perhaps they could have used a tent if they wanted it indoors, and they would not have used any music which was not played acoustically, without amplification, and they would not have used any amplification for their speeches.

But not, these elitists like to tell others how to live, but not practice it themselves.

Self righteous snobs, each and every one!

William

William2006 on February 26, 2007 at 2:44 AM

I just light a cigar with a hundred dollar bill………

“How’s that Al Gore……..””

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH……… GOD LOVE THIS COUNTRY, AND CONSUMERS, AND CAPITALISM, AND PROFIT!!!!

Oh, by the way, what are driving, and flying, back home????

PinkyBigglesworth on February 26, 2007 at 2:47 AM

William2006 on February 26, 2007 at 2:44 AM

But you can’t get your propganda across to the masses without visual effects, music, lighting, and the spectical of the enlightended agreeing with your opionion?

“Nothing to see here folks, except the message we are sending you, nothing to see, go ahead, applause, and be in awe…… nothing else to see……. No, that’s not Al Gore getting on the plane by himself…….. nothing to see….”

PinkyBigglesworth on February 26, 2007 at 2:51 AM

William2006 on February 26, 2007 at 2:38 AM

William, well written, and to another point that the “left” never likes to see the light of day……..

In all the vote re-countings, selectively, in only Democrat precincts……. President George W. Bush never lost a count.

They kept wanting to count, kept wanting to challenge what a “tag” ment, like “is” meant to Clinton, but in the end, the Supreme Court had to step in to say………….”Hey, stop changing the voting rules as you set by law!”

The fact that the vote was “legal” pisses them off the most, ……… I mean “how could anyone vote for G.W. BushCo??????????”

It’s like telling them that the Earth revolves around the Sun, and as our planet turns, it rises from the East, and sets in the West………. and the “Left” says, “No it does not!”, and you, looking at physics, the facts, and reality, say, “Yes, it does!”, and the “Left” calls you an “Idiot”, a “Racists”, a “Homophobe”, a “Neocon”, a “BushCO”, an “Idiot”, and every other insult they can come up with, other than a rational discourse………..

Am I the only one who sees this?????????

PinkyBigglesworth on February 26, 2007 at 3:08 AM

I am going to register my disgust with the Oscars and the entire Hollywood culture in a way they will appreciate.
Tomorrow night I’m going to see Amazing Grace.
That’ll p-ss ‘em off like nothing else.

billy on February 26, 2007 at 3:46 AM

Wow, Lisa Bernhard! You’re right AP, she was trying to take it up a notch as she reads about everyone drooling over FNC’s ladies online. She knew she had some stuff to work with, and she delivered.

AP, how about some of Courtney Friel (Kiran Chetry’s replacement after the spat)… I didn’t watch any of the awards, but she was supposed to be part of the team covering out there.

As for Gore, I about puked when the announcer mentioned Hurricane Katrina as Gore walked to the stage as an even that “brought home” the threat. Fu** you Hollywood. What about this below average season where we didn’t see a single Hurricane hit the US, just two minor tropical storms (basically rain)?

I’m not even going to hijack this in to all the other areas, but the fact that they chose to use Hurricane Katrina as their mascot REALLY pisses me off. Did they mention that despite what everyone was lead to believe, the most powerful part of the storm only hit with Category 3 strength and New Orleans actually only experienced between Category 1 and 2 strength? This is actually MSM news, not some obscure source, but it gets buried because it doesn’t suit the “worst storm evah” agenda. The damage/death was primarily caused by failing levees in a stupidly built city. End of story. And this isn’t up for debate, this is fact.

And oh by the way, these are our hurricane experts? WTF!? The hurricane on the dvds, posters, promotional items, etc. ARE SPINNING BACKWARDS!!! Hurricanes only spin counter-clockwise, and it’s going clockwise! But by all means, give these alarmist effing liars an award.

Am I the only one who heard about what the “global warming” “climate change” alarmists are doing to kids? In the UK half of the kids 7 to 11 are anxious and often lose sleep over worries about entire countries being submerged, etc.

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=289422007

I think what really pisses me off, is that within 5-10 years when all of this is completely debunked, we’ll have no recourse. The liberals control the media and the “science” community, and we’ll have an entirely different set of alarmism around the corner (possibly back to “global cooling”… there are Russian scientists that say a 50 year period of global cooling is starting anyway), and Hollywood and the youth of the world will be marching like pathetic zombies once again.

Does anyone know a solution to this? What can we do to all those who screamed at us about global warming, when they finally are forced to drop it?

RightWinged on February 26, 2007 at 4:00 AM

RightWinged on February 26, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Laugh at them.

That’s the one thing the global warming climate change enthusiasts can’t stand.
To be objects of mockery.

billy on February 26, 2007 at 5:04 AM

Laugh at them.

That’s the one thing the global warming climate change enthusiasts can’t stand.
To be objects of mockery.

billy on February 26, 2007 at 5:04 AM

That solves the problem in the present, I’m just looking for punishement when this “global warming” is given up on in a few years. I can’t stand the thought that they’re going to get away with this. All the alarmism, all the money, all the votes it got their candidates, etc. Mark my words, 5-10 years they’ll have a different catastrophe to scare us about. They’ve never been able to land “bird flu” or “SARS” or “west nile” or whatever the popular disease sweeping the world is now… but they’ve managed to get people to buy this global warming crap.

RightWinged on February 26, 2007 at 5:14 AM

Update: Gore wins Oscar for Best Social Consciousness

I thought it was for Best Use of Junk Science.

ReubenJCogburn on February 26, 2007 at 5:29 AM

Hmmmmm…..I’ve never had a show to give me the dry heaves until now.

.

GT on February 26, 2007 at 5:32 AM

One thing that is confusing, but not surprising: Ever article says “Gore wins Oscar” but he isn’t a producer of the film, nor is he a director. He does not get an Oscar statue with his name on it. How did “Gore” win it?

Spassvogel on February 26, 2007 at 7:05 AM

These people are all skinny dipping and frolicking in a sea of retardation..Makes me sick.

Viper1 on February 26, 2007 at 7:43 AM

These people are all skinny dipping and frolicking in a sea of retardation..Makes me sick.

Viper1 on February 26, 2007 at 7:43 AM

LOL. That is funny. Al needs to start a website where these celebrities can log in and tell us EXACTLY what they are doing to save the plant.

Don’t tell me to read books in the dark when your three hour telecast of “human shadows” and boring montages is sucking up more electricity than the Las Vegas strip.

wryteacher on February 26, 2007 at 8:18 AM

I am glad Al Gore won. Just think what would have happened had he lost. Whining and crying by Al. Recounts, hanging chads, law suits, SCOTUS. Oh My.

Wade on February 26, 2007 at 8:44 AM

Anybody know who won the Oscar for best documentary in 2001?

In other words who cares?

George on February 26, 2007 at 9:16 AM

Supposedly the winners aren’t known beforehand, but surely they didn’t bring Lucas, Coppola, and Spielberg together to hand an award to Paul Greengrass.

Yeah, I wondered the same thing! None the less, The Departed rocked. Loves me some Scorsese.

SouthernDem on February 26, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Gore is beginning to look a whole lot like that villain with the tiny face on a gigantic head in that old Dick Tracy movie. Fugly.

Coronagold on February 26, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Real men care nothing for the Oscars. They watch Dogfights instead. H/t to Stanley Kurtz for reminding me that History Channel is counterprogramming the Oscars.
Bryan on February 25, 2007 at 8:48 PM

That F-105 going against the Migs with very little ammo and nuthin’ else but speed….those guys could fight.

shooter on February 26, 2007 at 10:22 AM

SMUG LIBERAL MANIA!

budorob on February 26, 2007 at 10:26 AM

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned a million times, but doesn’t Al Gore remind you of the bloated Orson Wells in Citizen Kane or in Touch of Evil?

I think the resemblance is so striking that I have a hard time not thinking of Wells every time I see Gore.

Occasionally, I think Gore looks like Grandpa on the Munsters, but not as often.

I used to think he was just a putz, but now he’s so creepy and evil looking that he weirds me out.

JiangxiDad on February 26, 2007 at 11:14 AM

I actually met Leo Dicaprio here in the Gaslamp district of San Diego in a bar. He’s better when he’s drunk.

Mazztek on February 26, 2007 at 11:44 AM

Anybody know who won the Oscar for best documentary in 2001?

In other words who cares?

George on February 26, 2007 at 9:16 AM

Probably Michael Moore – hasn’t he won the past ten or so “best documentary” Oscars?

Rick on February 26, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Random thought (and a tad late); but, was Melissa Etheridge purposely sporting a surprisingly Hillary-esque hairdo?

yo on February 26, 2007 at 11:48 AM

One thing that is confusing, but not surprising: Ever article says “Gore wins Oscar” but he isn’t a producer of the film, nor is he a director. He does not get an Oscar statue with his name on it. How did “Gore” win it?

Spassvogel on February 26, 2007 at 7:05 AM

Rumor has it they are going to change the name from “Oscar” to “Big Al”

Rick on February 26, 2007 at 11:49 AM

I didn’t watch the show at all, but according to the reviews, they were awful and pretentious as ever.

The bimbos called actors actually seemed happy that there were so many foreigners and non-Americans nominated, even though the Oscars are supposed to award American films.

They are happy that there are less Americans rewarded and they howl in protest if we say they are not patriotic.

A great analysis of these California liberals’ mindset is in Victor Davis Hanson’s Mexifornia.

januarius on February 26, 2007 at 12:21 PM

The bimbos called actors actually seemed happy that there were so many foreigners and non-Americans nominated, even though the Oscars are supposed to award American films.

Are you sure about that? I watched a bit, Ellen Degeneres is easy to take, but there is a real retro (not in the deliberate, positive sense) to these things. I like looking at Leo as much as the next girl, but beyond that….

honora on February 26, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Did anybody catch Michelle and Kirsten’s new show?
Where’s the video AP?

Free Constitution on February 26, 2007 at 2:05 PM

I was seriously drunk when Gore started making his announcement and almost threw my Harp at the screen; realized it was a joke just in time.

I thought the Fox News reporter was sagging big time, and wasn’t impressed at all.

RW Wacko on February 26, 2007 at 2:07 PM

I was seriously drunk when Gore started making his announcement and almost threw my Harp at the screen; realized it was a joke just in time.

I thought the Fox News reporter was sagging big time, and wasn’t impressed at all.

RW Wacko on February 26, 2007 at 2:07 PM

Yikes!! Since when is Harp a throwing beer???? Shame!

honora on February 26, 2007 at 2:22 PM

Finally those schlubs gave Scorsese his due. Took ‘em long enough.

spmat on February 26, 2007 at 2:47 PM

Rick on February 26, 2007 at 11:49 AM

Actually, after it was found out the the movie “Love Story” was based on Al and Tipppers love affair (you know just befor the internet thing he invented), they recast the Oscar in Gore’s image. You can tell by the Oscar’s stiff pose.

right2bright on February 26, 2007 at 3:03 PM

Was there something else on last night besides Battlestar Galactica and dirty jobs reruns on the discovery channel?

Mary McDonald is getting tough on Galactica meanwhile edward james almost character Adama is getting wimpy.

So Say We All

Kevin43 on February 26, 2007 at 4:00 PM

What are these “Oscar’s” and why should I care?

G-man on February 26, 2007 at 6:13 PM

The only good thing about the oscars? I made it onto a montage.

Buck Turgidson on February 26, 2007 at 6:23 PM

For years I have been reviled by my colleagues (people who otherwise like me) on Mondays, after the Oscars, and other such events, for not watching. I never comment and the year after we have the same one-sided conversation.

I just watched the clips above. When Mr. Gore said “My fellow Americans” I thought “wow, there was more warmth coming out of Mr. Nixon…”

Entelechy on February 27, 2007 at 12:03 AM

I didn’t watch the Oscars.

JackM on February 27, 2007 at 8:59 AM

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