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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Review roundup of the horrible 2011 Academy Awards

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language FilmImage via Wikipedia
We know they were bad and worse. Here are some of the reviews:

Sean Stangland, Chicago Daily Herald: “Many claimed to find [Kirk] Douglas’ pervy crypt-keeper act to be charming, but I don’t buy it – do I want to say bad things about a 94-year-old stroke victim (and a Hollywood legend to boot)? No. But somebody has to. Douglas had no business being out there, and his delayed reading of the winner’s name was uncomfortable television of the highest order. Leave it to Leo – who I must conclude is a big phony in light of her self-financed Oscar campaign – to make matters worse by attempting to play along and, subsequently, dropping the F-bomb on the air. Simply awful television.”

Roger Ebert, "This was the worst Oscarcast I’ve ever endured. It’s time for the Board of Governors to have a long, sad talk with itself. At one point I tweeted: “If Bruce Vilanch is within 50 miles of the Kodak Pavilion, they should helicopter his ass backstage and put him to work.” I was quickly put straight. Vilanch, the comedy writer responsible for countless great lines in Oscarcasts past, was a writer on this year’s show. Since Franco and Hathaway lacked a single clever line, there must be an untold story.”

David Edelstein, New York Magazine: “10:48 The coming obits should include a mention of this show.” 

Read more on Movieline.


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