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2006-01-31 - 8:33 a.m.
5-Minute 2006 Oscar Screed
OK, OK, by the time one is thirty-seven years old, one must certainly realize that the Academy Awards are indicative of nothing meaningful. Certainly not of art.
Which is why I'm promising myself that I won't get incensed for more than five minutes [ok, you're right, it's already been at least fifteen at this point] about this.
Anyway, what does an Asian actress need to do to get a break? Is Gong Li not among the Top 10 Screen Divas of All Time? OK, I just sort of liked Memoirs of a Geisha, but Li could incinerate a teahouse with just one look. Not to mention her "smoldering intensity" earlier this year in Wong Kar-Wai's 2046 (inexplicably ineligible for foreign language film, which is a-whole-nother useless screed in itself). Not wanting to bash, but did Frances McDormand need another nod for a role as a homespun salt-of-the-earth type?
Is the whole Oscar exercise meaningless and ridiculous? Yes. Will I probably watch anyway (if I get an invite from someone who actually pays for cable television)? Um. Yes. Probably.
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