Oscars 2009: And the winners are…

Posted on 22 February 2009 by Quaid

The Oscars are over.  And we have our answers. The Wrestler was shut out.  Slumdog got lots of Love.  And the Dark Knight did not win by write-in.  I think we gave enough commentary last night, so without further ado, here you go.

And the winners are…

Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)

Original Screenplay: Milk

Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire

Animated Feature: Wall-E

Animated Short: La Maison en Petits Cubes

Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Costume Design: The Duchess

Make-up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Live-Action Short: Toyland

Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Documentary Short: Smile Pinki

Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Sound Effects Editing: The Dark Knight

Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire

Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire

Original Song: Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)

Foreign Language Film: Departures

Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Lead Actress: Kate Winslet (The Reader)

Lead Actor: Sean Penn (Milk)

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Check the comments below for our running (and quite colorful) commentary from Oscar night.  


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414 Comments For This Post

  1. Ryan Says:

    Hello! Turns out i had nothing better to do.

  2. Quaid Says:

    And here we go…

  3. Quaid Says:

    We’ve got Shep, Hans, and myself here ready to give you our thoughts and such. Right now we are debating the merits of Barbara Walters’ interview of Mickey Rourke.

  4. Quaid Says:

    Hey, Ryan. Good to see ya. Glad we’re so high on your list of priorities ;) jk

  5. Ryan Says:

    I just don’t have much of a social life.So what are your predictions?

  6. ShepRamsey Says:

    Hello. I’m here. Nothing to say as of now. Not much happening….oh! Shazam! Hugh Jackman’s on, I gotta go!

  7. Quaid Says:

    Maybe he will do the entire show in character as Wolverine. Marketing synergy at its finest!

  8. Quaid Says:

    IS HE GAY????

  9. Quaid Says:

    That story seemed a little toooo convenient….HE IS!

  10. ShepRamsey Says:

    Hugh Jackman is not gay! This is an OUTRAGE! He’s Wolverine! Dammit.

  11. Quaid Says:

    I withdraw my previous comment and yield to the distinguished Hogan.

  12. ShepRamsey Says:

    It’s ok. You’ll know better next time. By the way I love gay people. They’re great. Go, Milk!

  13. Quaid Says:

    She’s done….score! She scares me sometimes.

  14. Quaid Says:

    And people say he is gay.

  15. Ryan Says:

    The funny thing is I”m not even watching!

  16. Quaid Says:

    Just imagine what you’d like, then, sir.

  17. Quaid Says:

    Suffice it to say….Hugh Jackman did a sexual lapdance for Barbara Walters.

  18. ShepRamsey Says:

    My goodness, it’s starting! Angelina Jolie always looks so upset. Why’s she so upset? Because she’s gonna lose??

  19. Quaid Says:

    And we move on to the red carpet.

  20. ShepRamsey Says:

    I’ve decided I don’t give a damn what anyone is wearing. I just decided this. Just now.

  21. Quaid Says:

    Henson was so much better than BenBut deserved.

  22. ShepRamsey Says:

    Everything in that movie was better than the stupid script deserved.

  23. Quaid Says:

    How does Miley Cyrus get into the fucking Oscars?!?!?!?

  24. squarerhino Says:

    this part can be very irritating

  25. ShepRamsey Says:

    It can. And is.

  26. Quaid Says:

    They gotta make the 3 hour show 4 and a half hours SOMEHOW though.

  27. Quaid Says:

    But what is Valentino’s FIRST NAME!?

  28. Ryan Says:

    Brolin takes it,Just saying

  29. ShepRamsey Says:

    Who the fuck is Valentino?

  30. ShepRamsey Says:

    So Danny Boyle brought his family. That’s cute. I hope they win.

  31. Quaid Says:

    Any other picks, Ryan?

  32. Ryan Says:

    Ha in my infinite expertise in this subject i say Marisa gets it

  33. ShepRamsey Says:

    Nicolas Cage saves the world. Again.

  34. Ryan Says:

    In my researching i have discovered I’ve not seen one film that’s been nominated.

  35. Quaid Says:

    I caught the end of City of Angels….the last shot of the movie makes Nic Cage look like a tool.

  36. ShepRamsey Says:

    Yeah. And every shot of National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets.

  37. Quaid Says:

    BTW…Hans is here but he is wrapped up in real-life discussions.

  38. ShepRamsey Says:

    Yeah, he’s too good for us.

  39. Scott Says:

    The Wrestler sweeps.

  40. Zwaloo Says:

    Hello, nerdly-type peoples.

  41. Quaid Says:

    Hello Zwaloo….Nice icon

  42. Quaid Says:


  43. Zwaloo Says:

    Aww, Seth Rogan doesn’t want to represent pleasently-roly-poly people anymore?

  44. Zwaloo Says:

    Thanks! It’s Severian from The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe. Just puttin’ that out there.

  45. Quaid Says:

    He’s doing the Green Hornet movie….so he’s gotta be svelt.

  46. Ryan Says:

    Wait didn’t they use CGI for the old age effects in Benjamin Button ? If so in no sense of the word should they win for Makeup!……..Hellboy takes it

  47. Zwaloo Says:

    So, I sat down and watched Man On Wire last night to make sure I had seen at least one of the doc noms.

  48. Quaid Says:

    And you call US nerdly???? jk

  49. Zwaloo Says:

    But Cate Blanchett’s mascara was absolutely period-correct!

  50. ShepRamsey Says:

    Man on Wire was excellent! I hope it wins. You enjoy?

  51. Zwaloo Says:

    Wewt! My wife wants me to pass along that Robin Roberts decided to wear the dress she liked.

  52. Ryan Says:

    Touché !

  53. Zwaloo Says:

    Man On Wire was very good. We actually weren’t sure if the reenactment footage was real or not, it was so well done. Where do you find a young, minute French actor who can wirewalk and looks like Phillipe Petit to portray a young minute French man who can wirewalk?

  54. ShepRamsey Says:

    My god! It’s starting!

  55. Quaid Says:

    ooh….this looks epic.

  56. Zwaloo Says:

    What the hell is a Huge Ackmen?

  57. Quaid Says:

    New producers this year….looks like they might have done some craziness.

  58. ShepRamsey Says:

    A lot of it was reinactment, mainly the stuff inside and on top of the tower (obviously). But a lot of the older footage and practice footage, (and the bridge walk and the Notre Dame walk) was the real deal.

  59. ShepRamsey Says:

    I misspelled reenactment. I’m ashamed.

  60. Quaid Says:

    This is kinda amazing.

  61. ShepRamsey Says:

    I dunno. Not quite feeling this yet.

  62. ShepRamsey Says:

    Ok, I’ll give it up for the dancer thing.

  63. ShepRamsey Says:

    Yeah, this is getting better.

  64. Quaid Says:

    I am speechless….in a good way.

  65. Scott Says:

    Poor Nixon…

  66. ShepRamsey Says:

    That whole thing was about 500 times better than the real Frost/Nixon.

  67. ParryOtter Says:

    This is the funniest crap I have ever seen. He’s shitting himself.

  68. ShepRamsey Says:

    Hugh just won my heart with the Wolverine thing.

  69. Zwaloo Says:

    The BatCycle was very complex.

  70. ShepRamsey Says:

    Woman! You’ve joined us! Yay!

  71. Quaid Says:

    That might be the best Oscars opening of all time.

  72. ShepRamsey Says:

    Say what you will about Mickey Rourke but he does not “look great,” Hugh.

  73. ParryOtter Says:

    Smuggest h-wood couple ever.

  74. Scott Says:

    ok im ready for them to announce best picture…

  75. Quaid Says:

    They did the whole musical number, but couldn’t manage the curtains?

  76. ShepRamsey Says:

    They haven’e started yet. This does not bode well.

  77. Zwaloo Says:

    Take it easy on them; one of the Cragslist Dancer’s is managing the fly system, too.

  78. ParryOtter Says:

    That was cool.

  79. Quaid Says:

    Woah, whoopie….woah.

  80. Zwaloo Says:

    Anyone else hear “Open it, Steve!”?

  81. Quaid Says:

    Is tilda swinton wearing a snuggie?

  82. Zwaloo Says:

    Woah, Walter Mathau is back!

  83. Quaid Says:


  84. Zwaloo Says:

    Oh, I get the costume direction now; it’s a memorial for Raul Julia from the Addam’s Family cast.

  85. ShepRamsey Says:

    I gotta be honest, I’m kinda missing the Oscar clips. Don’t know about this format. This is gonna take forever.

  86. Zwaloo Says:

    Either Goldie is showing her other two boobs or part of her thorax is peeking out.

  87. ShepRamsey Says:

    Can’t it be both?

  88. HansKlopek Says:

    This is ridiculous. They are not showing clips. They are taking so long. Why did they think this was a good method? I hope they don’t do this for every category.

  89. squarerhino Says:

    yeah, we need clips

  90. Zwaloo Says:

    It depends: is she in Avatar?

  91. ShepRamsey Says:

    And it’s Penelope. Was pulling for Viola. Damn.

  92. squarerhino Says:

    It was sort of like a funeral service. Hope they don’t do that for all of them.

  93. Zwaloo Says:

    “Winston Squigglebum, your seamstressing in Benjamin Button would have been sorely missed. Diggles Franklin, if it weren’t for you, the grandeur of Mickey Rourke’s hair would have been a void we sensed but couldn’t name.”

  94. Quaid Says:

    She’s very cute. Anyone who calls her the poor man’s Salma Hayek is WRONG.

  95. HansKlopek Says:

    Penelope Cruz seems deeply moved. She’ll probably start crying and speaking in Spanish.

  96. Zwaloo Says:

    This’d be a better acceptance if she was doing it in Spanglish.

  97. Scott Says:

    I can now confirm that the leaked list of winners was fake. Too bad…

  98. Quaid Says:


  99. squarerhino Says:

    what the f%&k she say?

  100. ShepRamsey Says:

    What’s she saying?! My god, WHAT’S SHE SAYING?!

  101. Zwaloo Says:

    Shit, Salma Hayek breast-feeds the poor man. Penelope Cruz doesn’t hold a candle to her.

  102. Scott Says:

    Im mad at you Hans

  103. Zwaloo Says:

    If Wall-E doesn’t take it, I’m detonating the bomb I have implanted in Clint Howard’s skull.

  104. ShepRamsey Says:

    Not Clint Howard!

  105. Zwaloo Says:

    Sadly, the only one injured beside Howard himself would be his cat and a man walking by his house, horrifically struck down by Clint’s boxer shorts going Mach 3.

  106. Quaid Says:

    I have a huge crush on tina fey.

  107. ParryOtter Says:

    You have a huge crush on everyone.

  108. ShepRamsey Says:

    I have a feeling they’re going to take a long time doing all the major awards and then read off the technical stuff from off of a Post-It note.

  109. Zwaloo Says:

    Scientologist walk-out.

  110. Quaid Says:

    Including you, Parry. xoxoxoxo

  111. Scott Says:

    Tom Cruise is hiding in the closet after that…

  112. Zwaloo Says:

    C’mon Bruges!

  113. ShepRamsey Says:


  114. ParryOtter Says:


  115. HansKlopek Says:

    Thought so. But now Milk won’t win an award for the rest of the night probably.

  116. Zwaloo Says:

    Awww! Gaaay!! (lol)

  117. ShepRamsey Says:

    *Sigh of disdain* shoulda been In Bruges….my god…is that guy 12 years old??

  118. Quaid Says:

    I would have loved to see the mostly silent film get the screenplay oscar.

  119. Zwaloo Says:

    Little known fact: he’s also the lead singer of Franz Ferdinand.

  120. Scott Says:

    Blah blah blah…Wall-E is going to take him to the garbage dump…

  121. Zwaloo Says:

    Woot, Fey side-boob! SCREENSHOT, STAT.

  122. Quaid Says:

    Ben Button alternate title: Inept Quiet

  123. Zwaloo Says:

    Really diggin’ the graphics on this segment.

  124. ShepRamsey Says:

    Yay, Slumdog!!

  125. ParryOtter Says:

    Is he wearing a machine gun?

  126. Zwaloo Says:

    “pssst….you appear to have been molested by a lamp chain.”

  127. Zwaloo Says:

    Not a single cel-animated feature in the entire thing.

  128. ShepRamsey Says:

    They’re giving Space Chimps too much acknowledgment. I have a problem with this.

  129. ParryOtter Says:

    This is cute. I dig this music.

  130. Zwaloo Says:

    Space Chimps? I didn’t know Ben Stiller did a film this year.

  131. Scott Says:


  132. Zwaloo Says:

    Woot! Clint Howard, you live to get another job through your brother.

  133. Zwaloo Says:

    Pulling for Oktapodi in this one.

  134. ParryOtter Says:

    Is she going to have a breakdown?

  135. Zwaloo Says:

    San Kew.

  136. ParryOtter Says:

    Haha! *tips over*

  137. squarerhino Says:

    hell yeah

  138. squarerhino Says:

    mr. roboto

  139. Zwaloo Says:

    Apparently, a Styx fan.

  140. Quaid Says:

    I had to figure out how to spell and post that one.

  141. Zwaloo Says:

    Is that Riannah pre-Chris Brown?

  142. Quaid Says:

    Is Ryan still around by any chance?

  143. Quaid Says:


  144. Zwaloo Says:

    Woot, we have a celebrity in our midst! SquareRhino did that McDonald’s spot.

  145. Quaid Says:

    HA….here’s another one!

  146. Scott Says:

    All the bailout money for the auto industry appears to have gone into sucky advertisements…hmm…

  147. Zwaloo Says:

    I’m actually pulling for Revolutionary Road for Art Direction.

  148. ShepRamsey Says:

    First thing Dark Knight’s up for! Please win! Everything!

  149. HansKlopek Says:

    Art Direction—Come on Dark Knight.

  150. Scott Says:

    I LIKE my suburban prison, thank you very much…

  151. ShepRamsey Says:


  152. ParryOtter Says:

    Ugh. For crap’s sake.

  153. Zwaloo Says:

    Attention: Yawn. That is all.

  154. ShepRamsey Says:

    I dont’ care if the art direction was really good. Fuck it anyway!

  155. HansKlopek Says:

    Fuckin Button.,

  156. Quaid Says:

    It isnt a good movie, but it is a beautiful movie.

  157. Zwaloo Says:

    Shep, that’s a good band name.

  158. clementine Says:

    isn’t Fuck Button the name of a band?

  159. ShepRamsey Says:

    You’re right. I’m gonna go learn an instrument and start that band.

  160. Quaid Says:

    It should be.

  161. Zwaloo Says:

    Costume Design! Time to go to the bathroom.

  162. clementine Says:

    No, never mind, it’s Fuck Buttons.

  163. Zwaloo Says:

    Sarah Jessica Parker looks like two snow-globes balanced on a cake plate.

  164. ShepRamsey Says:


  165. ShepRamsey Says:

    No, not fuck Button. Fuck Duchess.

  166. ParryOtter Says:

    Ugh, really? I’d say Australia deserved it more. Or (fuck) Button.

  167. Zwaloo Says:

    “I actually manufactured Kiera Knightly’s crinolette out of bits of her jawbone that fell out, much like shark’s teeth.”

  168. Quaid Says:

    What does everyone think of the elaborate backgrounds this year?

  169. Zwaloo Says:

    Hellboy. Fucking DO IT.

  170. HansKlopek Says:

    Yay, Button didn’t win costume design.

  171. ParryOtter Says:

    It’s kind of…empty. But in a cool creepy way. It’s like a Stepford Oscars.

  172. Zwaloo Says:

    Fuck Button’s all digital, God damn it!

  173. Scott Says:

    They’re spiffy.

  174. ShepRamsey Says:

    and again…FUCK BUTTON.

  175. Quaid Says:


  176. HansKlopek Says:

    The backgrounds are good, but they look like they are trying really hard to make things different and more impressive this year.

  177. clementine Says:

    I think they’re catering to Hugh Jackman’s style of hosting. Trying to be more like the Tony’s.

    Nice reading, dude.

  178. ParryOtter Says:

    *tries to catch up*

  179. Zwaloo Says:

    I think that lady was poopin’.

  180. Quaid Says:

    Is that a printed list? Arial black 10 point?

  181. ParryOtter Says:

    *eyes try to peer through forehead*

  182. Zwaloo Says:

    Dang, wish we could see HER snow globes instead of a ridiculous dress. Best part of Mama Mia; ya’ll should check it–them–out.

  183. Quaid Says:

    He glowed like glitter!

  184. ShepRamsey Says:

    Hey, it’s the guy from shitty-ass Twilight whose face looks like it’s being inflated. And you weren’t a vampire, douchebag! You were a glittercunt!

  185. Quaid Says:

    I gotta say…Hugh is kicking ass.

  186. Quaid Says:

    Glittercunt? Come on guys, there are lines.

  187. Quaid Says:

    Am I a total loser if I like the movie montages?

  188. Zwaloo Says:

    Glittercunt’s the best comment of the night.

  189. HansKlopek Says:

    Good use of Coldplay in the love montage.

  190. Quaid Says:


  191. HansKlopek Says:

    I think the term glittercunt is rad.

  192. Quaid Says:

    Shep is stripping.

  193. Zwaloo Says:

    Cinematographer’s also invoke Christian Bale’s rage.

  194. ParryOtter Says:

    Holla, Shep. (PS, this is sad…)

  195. Quaid Says:

    You leave Joaquin alone, Ben Stiller!

  196. Zwaloo Says:

    Hasidic Meth Lab. Another band name.

  197. Zwaloo Says:

    Dark Knight’s cinematographer is named “Wall-E Fister”. That is all.

  198. ShepRamsey Says:

    Ok. At least it’s not Fuck Button. Shoulda been Dark Knight.

  199. ParryOtter Says:

    That’s nice for them. I feel like such a sore loser because I can’t be happy for anything that wins over Dark Knight.

  200. HansKlopek Says:

    Yay, Button didn’t win and Slumdog did. I really hope that the Dark Knight doesn’t get shut out of the technical nominations.

  201. ShepRamsey Says:

    I think it’s going to be. I think cinematograpahy was Dark Knight’s best shot.

  202. clementine Says:

    Parry, I just saw the saddest dog Mastercard commercial. I almost cried.

  203. Scott Says:

    Go software people! woo

  204. Zwaloo Says:

    I think they forgot to cut the rest of the fabric off of Jessica Biel’s getup.

  205. ParryOtter Says:

    Me too! It’s like Homeward Bound.

  206. clementine Says:

    Yeah, it made me think of you

  207. Zwaloo Says:

    “They made me do it, Mr. Spielberg! It’s really slowing down!”

  208. ParryOtter Says:

    That was hilarious.

  209. clementine Says:

    Did anyone see any of these?

  210. Zwaloo Says:

    Good hustle, Franco. Glad they gave you that list ahead of time.

  211. Quaid Says:

    The Nazi-themed movie won? What?

  212. Quaid Says:

    I didn’t see a single one. :( Don’t judge me.

  213. ParryOtter Says:

    I am really enjoying this right now.

  214. ShepRamsey Says:

    Can’t say I did. There’s only so much you can see in the humble village of Louisville.

  215. Zwaloo Says:

    I figured as much based solely on the fact that it was about kids and Nazis.

  216. HansKlopek Says:

    Best Supporting Actor. This Heath Ledger highlight reel is going to blow up the world. Run for Shelter.

  217. Zwaloo Says:

    Yo Yo Ma and automobile advertisements. Together at last!

  218. clementine Says:

    No judgment here. I was just wondering because I don’t know where you can find them.

  219. Zwaloo Says:

    I dunno, Robert Downey Jr. was pretty amazing. And Michael Shannon was actually in Revolutionary Road. The more you know.

  220. clementine Says:

    I love Yo Yo Ma.

  221. Zwaloo Says:

    “Hey, Frank, what’re the kids into these days?”

    “Um, what about that Squishy Pumpkins?”

    “DO IT.”


    “Pass the coke.”

  222. Quaid Says:

    Jackman is a very talented man.

  223. Zwaloo Says:

    You know, they’ve made several musicals in the last 50 years. Several in the last decade, as well.

  224. clementine Says:

    Didn’t you ever see him in Oklahoma?

  225. Quaid Says:

    It’s electrifying

  226. MerylLuver69 Says:

    “Puttin’ on my tophap!”

    Haha. So over-the-top.

  227. Quaid Says:


  228. Zwaloo Says:

    I will say this much: Jackman sings about a quintillion times better than Pierce Brosnan.

  229. Quaid Says:

    That last was directed at Clementine

  230. ShepRamsey Says:

    No one sings better than Pierce Brosnan. Take it back!

  231. Quaid Says:

    They better end this with Westside story

  232. Zwaloo Says:

    K, as a huge musical nerd, this is pretty badass.

  233. MerylLuver69 Says:

    This is wonderful.

  234. Zwaloo Says:

    Shep, I had to go through six months of therapy to recover from the damage the knitting needles did to my ears during Mama Mia.

  235. clementine Says:

    Agreed (Zwaloo)

  236. Quaid Says:

    Where was the Newsies Number?!?!?!?!?!?

  237. The Informer Says:

    Im still waiting for the wrestler…

  238. Zwaloo Says:

    Holy shit, Baz Luhrmann. Go to fuckin’ town, player.

  239. Zwaloo Says:

    I think Ryan Reynold’s ages like Fuck Button. Sandra Bullock, too.

  240. ShepRamsey Says:

    Sorry to disagree Zwaloo but James Bond sings like a bird. A majestic emu!

  241. Snoopy Says:

    Yay for the Oscars!

  242. Quaid Says:


  243. Zwaloo Says:

    I’ll agree to disagree. Anecdotally, when Brosnan first started to sing “S-O-S” I thought the theater was caving in. And there was a wildebeast stampede.

  244. Quaid Says:

    Walken….Kline….and the guy from Snow Dogs.

  245. Zwaloo Says:

    Oh, fuck. Another circle-jerk. This time, quite literally.

  246. Zwaloo Says:

    There was a clip of Kung Fu Panda running under P.S.H. face just now and I couldn’t tell who was who.

  247. MerylLuver69 Says:

    What the fuck is on Hoffman’s head?

  248. Zwaloo Says:

    Ah, he’s up there to be Token Black Dude.

  249. Quaid Says:

    Thats a question we must all ask ourselves sometime in our life.

  250. Zwaloo Says:

    K, I wouldn’t mind if Michael Shannon took this one; he was the best part of Revolutionary Road.

  251. Zwaloo Says:

    Awkward! Dude didn’t even show up.

  252. ParryOtter Says:

    Nice. I still think he was better than the others.

  253. Quaid Says:

    This is the saddest thing ever. Wrong music choice, tho.

  254. Snoopy Says:

    I’m so glad Heath Ledger got it! It seemed like it was already determined way before the Oscars. He deserved it!

  255. Zwaloo Says:

    Man, finally! I thought he got shafted out of his statue for 10 Things I Hate About You.

  256. Quaid Says:

    Why did they not put that category before a break. To move on to another category feels cold and callous.

  257. ParryOtter Says:

    This music is creepy after that. From the Hours!

  258. Quaid Says:

    Man on Wire. Man on Wire. Man on Wire. Man on Wire. Man on Wire.

  259. MerylLuver69 Says:

    I obsessed with documentaries. Also, the design of the show this year is super-great compared to recent years.

  260. ShepRamsey Says:

    Herzog, I love you!

  261. Quaid Says:

    Did you see all these, Meryl? What was your pick?

  262. ParryOtter Says:

    What a douche. He doesn’t deserve to present this.

  263. Zwaloo Says:

    Way to go, Man on Wire lady-person. Way to stay class in your OSCAR INTERVIEW. *bleep*.

  264. HansKlopek Says:

    Bill Maher has now become the biggest dick in the world based on his behavior tonight.

  265. ParryOtter Says:


  266. Zwaloo Says:

    Woot, I watched the right one.

  267. Quaid Says:


  268. ShepRamsey Says:

    That was the Trouble the Water lady-person, Zwaloo.

  269. Zwaloo Says:

    I’ve got a man-crush on Petit.

  270. ShepRamsey Says:

    This dude is awesome.

  271. Quaid Says:

    Magic moment. Yes.

  272. HansKlopek Says:

    Phillipe is the coolest guy in the world.

  273. ParryOtter Says:

    I want to be dandied on Herzog’s knee.

  274. Zwaloo Says:

    Sorry, I had a dog turn in my hand and snow on my shoes when I saw it.

  275. Zwaloo Says:

    They’ve got Short-Doc parked in the Economy Lot.

  276. Quaid Says:

    It’s Olive Oyle!

  277. ShepRamsey Says:

    Oh god, me too, Parry!

  278. Zwaloo Says:

    True story: Werner Herzon saved Joquain Phoenix from a car wreck one time.

  279. Zwaloo Says:

    And Werner Herzog was there, too.

  280. ParryOtter Says:

    Yeah, he told him to “just relax,” helped him out, called the police and vanished…or something like that. Fairy lights may or may not have been involved.

  281. Zwaloo Says:

    I’m sorry, Steve O’s on Dancing With The Stars?

  282. Zwaloo Says:

    While I have an audience, I want to say that you should see Speed Racer.

  283. Quaid Says:

    Dancing with the stars EXTREME!

  284. Zwaloo Says:

    What, no Nuke-the-Fride scene?

  285. Quaid Says:

    Aw HELL nah!

  286. Zwaloo Says:


  287. Zwaloo Says:

    Well, there’s a lesson here kids: spend two days on the script, 4 months on the digital effects, and the months between release and the Oscars sucking every dick in Hollywood.

  288. ParryOtter Says:

    At LEAST this, right?

  289. Zwaloo Says:

    Wall-E for sound, for sure.

  290. Zwaloo Says:

    Aw, there you go, nerds. Congo rats.

  291. ParryOtter Says:

    I get this one.

  292. Quaid Says:

    Wall-E really deserves all the sound stuff.

  293. Quaid Says:

    Nobody really has anything to say about the postproduction stuff, do they. hehe.

  294. Colleen Says:

    “New Boy” should’ve won Short Live Action. Trust me.

  295. Quaid Says:

    I will.

  296. clementine Says:

    I think you’re the only one who actually saw any of them. Where’d you see it?

  297. ParryOtter Says:

    “Meeeerry Chirstmaaaaas!

  298. Quaid Says:

    It’s already quarter til 11. This is gonna run LOOOOOONG.

  299. Zwaloo Says:

    Sorry guys, I fell asleep. I didn’t miss Jerry Lewis, did I?

  300. Quaid Says:

    That’s debatable.

  301. Zwaloo Says:

    My name is Dorothy. I’m four an-a-haff. I’m going to upload footage I just took of myself pooping to the internet.

  302. Quaid Says:

    “When they’re not on each others’ case….they have a passion….for solving cases.” WOW.

  303. Snoopy Says:

    hahaha I hate that commerical for some reason

  304. Zwaloo Says:

    God, I haven’t slept this soundly in weeks. Where’s a cardboard cutout of the Frank Langella’s crotch when you need it?

  305. Colleen Says:

    I saw it as this old theater by my apartment in Chicago. “Toyland” was actually one of the least impressive…at least production-wise, for sure. It was hardly lit at all. Regardless, “New Boy” was the shortest but the most compelling.

  306. Zwaloo Says:

    “Frank, who can we get to present Original Score?”

    “What about that one gay kid from High School Music and that chick with the earrings?”

    “DO IT.”


    “Pass the model glue.”

  307. ParryOtter Says:

    Yes! Slumdog deserves it for “O…Saya” alone.

  308. Quaid Says:

    That’s 5 for slumdog. For those keeping score.

  309. Zwaloo Says:

    This guy better watch it; the shepherd’s hook is inching in from off-stage. Yuk-yuk.

  310. Zwaloo Says:

    Who’s going to win “Original Song”!?!?!?

  311. Quaid Says:

    Gots to love me some Bollywood Numbers

  312. Zwaloo Says:

    Sweet! Midriffs!

  313. ParryOtter Says:

    God, this is awful live. Download it and listen now…

  314. Zwaloo Says:

    Is it me, or is the audio shite this year? I think I’ve got crackling. Everyone sounds pitch-corrected.

  315. Zwaloo Says:

    My vote is for Jai Ho.

  316. Zwaloo Says:

    Guys, we need to have a Bollywood night.

  317. ParryOtter Says:

    I am totally down. I have a small collection ready for the chance that someone would suggest that one day…

  318. Quaid Says:

    Go Springsteen! Oh wait. :(

  319. Zwaloo Says:

    Actually, picturing them trying to shoehorn Springsteen into that last number is kinda funny. What ethnic performers go with a lyrics “If you’ve ever seen a one-legged dog, you’ve seen me”?

  320. clementine Says:

    Yeah, my heart is still broken.

  321. Zwaloo Says:

    “Sorry, kiddo. You didn’t get into Savannah College of Art and Design. But I bought you a bottle of Coke. Now suck it up, your shift at the carpet factory starts in 20 minutes.”

  322. Zwaloo Says:

    Attention: I am tired of Etta James’ “At Last”.

  323. Quaid Says:

    I second the “At Last” enui.

  324. ParryOtter Says:

    Lord, me too. Too many high school and college dances.

  325. Zwaloo Says:

    I’ll leave it to our Chicago-types to call this one.

  326. Zwaloo Says:

    Is Waltz with Bashir animated? It LOOKS cool.

  327. clementine Says:

    Man, I was really going for Waltz with Bashir.

  328. Zwaloo Says:

    C’mon, continue the Mr. Roboto meme!

  329. Quaid Says:

    Why was Waltz not in the Animated Film category?

  330. clementine Says:

    WWB is animated, but it’s unlike any animation I’ve ever seen before.

  331. Quaid Says:

    I like this Big-O Spot.

  332. Quaid Says:

    Which is a good reason to nominate it, methinks?

  333. Colleen Says:

    I was hoping for “Waltz with Bashir” too.

    And The Boss got snubbed this year.

  334. Zwaloo Says:

    Oh, right! Queen Latifah sings! It’s not just skiing hijinks and aw-hell-naw taxi driving.

  335. Quaid Says:

    I didn’t know Crichton died?!?!?

  336. ParryOtter Says:

    I want to be dandled on her knee as well.

  337. clementine Says:

    I was wondering about that too. Persepolis was nominated in Animated last year…WwB definitely should have been nominated this year.

  338. Zwaloo Says:

    Oh, dude! He was like 45, too. Also, I’d like to take a moment to observe the passing of the captain from SeaQuest DSV.

  339. Zwaloo Says:

    Parry, you’ve successfully made me look up “dandled”.

  340. Quaid Says:

    Stan Winston….you will be missed. As will James Whitmore.

  341. ParryOtter Says:

    God, it’s SO awkward and sad when they clap for some but not others…

  342. Zwaloo Says:

    Paul Newman will live on; a little bit of him is in every Newman’s Own product sold in the last six months.

  343. Zwaloo Says:

    Or, just go to http://www.hypem.com and get it all for FREE, Mastercard. Also, mmm… Klum.

  344. ParryOtter Says:


  345. Quaid Says:

    I will not be watching Jimmy Kimmell live tonight.

  346. Zwaloo Says:

    She won for Legally Blonde, right?

  347. ParryOtter Says:

    No, Gremlins.

  348. Quaid Says:

    Election is amazing.

  349. Zwaloo Says:

    Surprise surprise surprise.

  350. Quaid Says:

    Danny “Sunshine” Boyle, Academy Award Winner! w00t!

  351. ParryOtter Says:

    Thank God. He’s so wonderful and talented. And a “sweetheart.”

  352. Zwaloo Says:

    Oh, really? Sweet. Sunshine was awesome.

  353. clementine Says:

    Sad he didn’t get recognized for Trainspotting, but glad he finally is getting recognized. Go Danny Boyle.

  354. Quaid Says:

    He’s racking up quite a list of accomplishments….I’ll take what I can get.

  355. Zwaloo Says:

    Turns out, there was a miscount. Fuck Button was supposed to take Directing, too.

  356. ShepRamsey Says:

    You know what? Fuck you all, I kinda liked “Sunshine.” Suck it.

  357. Quaid Says:

    Sunshine was not awesome. Period. Though it was entertaining.

  358. ShepRamsey Says:

    My apologies if that was too harsh.

  359. clementine Says:

    I kinda liked Sunshine too.

  360. ParryOtter Says:

    I never saw that one, though it’s always caught my eye. (pun) Shep, why do you like it?

  361. Zwaloo Says:

    No, Shep, don’t apologize. It’s too bad most of these dweebs wouldn’t recognize good hard Sci Fi if it was throbbing in their mouths.

  362. ShepRamsey Says:

    Who are these women?

  363. Zwaloo Says:

    Buncha cry babies.

  364. Quaid Says:

    I loved Sunshine until it turned into a slasher. Then it was fun, but not great.

  365. ShepRamsey Says:

    Well, Parry, thank you for asking. For the sake of brevity, Sunshine was just some really strong and interesting sci-fi. And amazing visuals, to boot.

  366. Zwaloo Says:

    God, this indulgence makes me want to pound a nail through my hand.

  367. squarerhino Says:


  368. Zwaloo Says:

    LOL, GG.

  369. squarerhino Says:

    really it is like some sort of retreat

  370. Zwaloo Says:

    Sophia Loren looks like a Troll Doll that got left in the EZ Bake.

  371. HansKlopek Says:

    Sofia Loren is going to eat you.

  372. ParryOtter Says:

    I’m thinking or Ursula’s garden right now…anyone?

  373. Zwaloo Says:

    For reference: Sophia Loren a century ago: http://tinyurl.com/brocms

  374. Quaid Says:

    And Clementine is happy. :)

  375. MerylLuver69 Says:


  376. clementine Says:


  377. ShepRamsey Says:

    Uggh! I didn’t care for The Reader. Love me some Kate Winslet, but why did she have to win for THIS??

  378. squarerhino Says:

    damn he can whistle

  379. Zwaloo Says:

    She could’ve won for her portrayal in Titanic 2: After the Romance.

  380. Zwaloo Says:

    Aww, I miss Robert Morlock, too.

  381. ParryOtter Says:

    At least she’s finally won…but still, I wish it wasn’t for this. Her dad’s teeth though. Talk about few and far between.

  382. Zwaloo Says:

    Jesus fucking hell, it’s like a damn Women’s Retreat.

  383. Quaid Says:

    Classic speech. Well done, Rose!

  384. ShepRamsey Says:

    Mickey Rourke time??

  385. HansKlopek Says:

    Kate Winslet is a goddess. What a great speech. I love The Reader and I’m really glad that they acknowledged it in this major category.

  386. ShepRamsey Says:

    You would.

  387. Quaid Says:

    Rourke? Or will it be Sean Penn? THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!

  388. HansKlopek Says:

    Shep’s a cunt.

  389. Zwaloo Says:

    Really, they should fight it out on stage. Penn and his forehead, Rourke and his shiv.

  390. ShepRamsey Says:

    Jesus, man. Lighten the fuck up.

  391. Quaid Says:

    Glittercunt? Anybody? Anybody?

  392. Zwaloo Says:

    Also, I had to Google Richard Jenkins to figure out who he was.

  393. ParryOtter Says:

    No, Cuntraggedy Ann. But not Shep, as he has taste.

  394. Zwaloo Says:

    @Quaid: Too far, man. You crossed the line.

  395. Nathan Says:

    YAY Slumdog Millionaire that movie is BOMB!

  396. Quaid Says:


  397. ParryOtter Says:

    For crap’s sake.

  398. ShepRamsey Says:

    Fuck that.

  399. Quaid Says:

    He was good. But the Wrestler got shut out. And I will cry now.

  400. HansKlopek Says:

    What in the fuck was that? Mickey Rourke was way better. I’m officially pissed.

  401. Zwaloo Says:

    Quick! Name Spielberg’s last film that was worth a shit!

  402. ShepRamsey Says:


  403. ParryOtter Says:

    Monster House

  404. Zwaloo Says:

    Munich is the right answer. And I’ll admit, I forgot that he was tied to that one. A surprisingly deep patch in the shallows.

  405. Quaid Says:

    Munich it is.

  406. Zwaloo Says:

    Gah, fun fact: Saving Private Ryan is now over 10 years old.

  407. ParryOtter Says:

    Monster House was worthwhile. And more recent.

  408. Quaid Says:

    Totally the best movie on the list. I can absolutely live with this. And my faith in Humanity is restored.

  409. ShepRamsey Says:

    Yay for Slumdog!! Yay for this night being finally OVER!

  410. Zwaloo Says:

    Have a lovely night, folks. Enjoy your snobbery.

  411. ParryOtter Says:

    Agreed. Beautifully done through and through, and the most deserving. Still bittersweet, though.

  412. Quaid Says:

    Time for me to call it a night. Thanks for joining us.

  413. ShepRamsey Says:

    Thanks to everyone for their participation! Have a great night! Ramsey out!

  414. Nathan Says:


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