OSCAR ROUNDUP '07: IN WHICH AL GORE STARTS TO LOOK LIKE ALEC BALDWIN: The biggest winners, the biggest losers: Winner: Robert Altman, for claiming the coveted "most applause during the death montage" award. Loser: Errol Morris. First I thought: "Hey, they're opening the Oscars with a parody of those Errol Morris Apple ads." Then I thought: "Oh dear, they're opening the Oscars with a bad imitation of those Errol Morris Apple ads." Then came the horrible truth: That was Errol Morris. Winner: Ennio Morricone, for delivering his acceptance speech in Italian. It would have been even cooler if no one had translated it. Loser: Morricone again. You write the score to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and they honor you with a performance by Celine Dion? Winner: Jerry Seinfeld, for that face he made during Al Gore's public service announcement. Loser: Melissa Etheridge. It's bad enough when your lyrics have to compete with some energy conservation tips floating around on a giant screen behind you while you play. It's even worse when it becomes clear that the tips are actually more interesting than the words to your godawful power ballad. Yes, I know she won the prize, but they usually give Best Song to the worst nominee anyway. She goes in the pity pile. Winner: The Earth. Because Hollywood has finally licked global warming for once and for all.(cross-posted at Hit & Run, the traditional home of Oscar commentary from yours truly)
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