Who do I think will win this year? Well, although I'm nowhere near as certain as I was last year, when I predicted multiple awards for "The King's Speech", I do have a feeling that "The Artist" will shine tomorrow night, and that George Clooney will finally receive some long overdue recognition for his understated and always solid acting in "The Descendents." I also think that "The Help" will be recognized in substantial measure by the Academy. And I will be looking for Sacha Baron Cohen to make some kind of statement by appearing in his "General Aladeen" costume from "The Dictator". Nothing spices up an Academy Awards show like a little calculated renegade behavior. The glamour of "The Oscars" has always been interspersed with faux pas moments and outrageous statements from self-serving actors eager to utilize that white hot spotlight. From Marlon Brando's infamous no-show on behalf of what he considered to be the movie industry's unfair treatment of Native Americans. to David Niven's suave segue following the sudden appearance of a streaker on stage to Bjork's red carpet swan song. That's what makes them fun. That's why we watch them. And in honor of that aspect of what is without argument one of the movie industry's greatest contributions to pop culture, I present my three favourite notable Academy Awards moments for your pleasure and edification.
"Accepting the award for Mr. Brando is..."
The 1974 Academy Awards
"Showing us his shortcomings"
"I love everybody!"
That's it for this post. Until next time...xoxoxoxxoxoxoxo