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The Oscars make a great leap forward…and lands on its face

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Last night’s Academy Awards were a important historic event, and I think reminded us America has an amazing capacity to be both inspirational and totally moronic at the same time.

The ardent (obnoxious) feminist in me is legitimately overjoyed today from Katherine Bigelow’s  Best Director win. Not only was she the first woman ever to receive that award, but she did it sitting one row IN FRONT of her Avatar creating ex-husband James Cameron. I pray that the success of the Hurt Locker will open up new doors for female directors to make more war movies–I’m dying to see Sofia Coppola’s hot pink reboot of Platoon and Penny Marshall’s WWII film A League of their Own 2: There’s no crying in the Battle of Saipan.

Indeed, another crushing social injustice was also righted last night as well when ~sob~ for the first time ~sob~ Sandra Bullock’s beautiful and wonderful talents were acknowledged by the Academy ~weeps uncontrollably like when Barack Obama got elected president on the Berlin Wall came down~. The fact that it took them this long to honor her is criminal! What about Sandra Bullock’s fine work is The Net? Or Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous? Or The Lake House? Yesterday we saw a woman overcome all societal obstacles, like her severely limited acting range, to join Marissa Tomei and Cher in the pantheon of amazing Oscar winning actresses.

~Sigh~ Now I can’t wait for Cameron Diaz to get the recognition she deserves…


Written by Your Benevolent Editor

March 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm

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