If it's crap ... We'll tell you
I watch the Oscars every year. Something you always have to consider is who you want to win, and who should win. There's a big difference between those two. Watching last night, these three winners surprised me.
This win surprised me because from the past, the academy really doesn't seem to care for Tarantino's work. I can see why, I don't care for his work so much either. I like some of his movies, don't get me wrong (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Deathproof), but I think he's a little overrated. I mean, how many times can you make a revenge movie? But it was good to see the academy finally dish out a gold statue for the guy. His acceptance speech, wow, what a self-absorbed speech. "I did this...I created these characters...". Did he have anyone else to thank besides himself?
This surprised me because I was SO SURE Spielberg was going to take this one. I would of bet money on it. To my surprise, Mr. Lee won this one, which I couldn't be happier for him (Well, come one, Affleck was snubbed for this category. We all know he should of won it). Aside from directing one of the worst movies I've ever seen (The Hulk), this guy is a visionary director and knows how to make beauty for film audiences.
This one shocked the ever living crap out of me! Remember at the beginning of this, I said there's a difference between who you want to win and who should win? Well for this category, Brave wasn't either one of those for me. I wanted Wreck-It Ralph to win, but it should of been won by ParaNorman. Brave to me was good, just not great. It did everything right for an animated film, but that's it. It played it safe. For a Pixar movie, its not on that high level of some of their great films.
So those were the surprise wins to me off the top of my head. If I can think of any more, I'll update this post.
Oh, that tie, crazy! (There have been ties for an oscar before, in the 90s, 80s, and 60s) Glad Skyfall won for sound! It sounded amazing in IMAX.
But what did you guys think? What winners surprised you?