Monday, March 06, 2006

Oscar Fright

...Oh, wait, that should be Oscar night--but it was hard not to be scared, especially when the whiffen-pimp rap song won the Best Original Song category. It now takes its place among all the great Oscar-winning songs down through the decades of Academy Awards history: "The Way You Look Tonight" (1936), "White Christmas" (1942), "Mona Lisa" (1950), "Moon River" (1961), "The Way We Were" (1973), "Under the Sea" (1989), "My Heart Will Go On" (1997).

And now, 2005's winner, "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." That fits right in, don't you think?

After the conclusion of last night's soundly uninspiring show, I thought of a movie I saw in the theatre just last week. "Eight Below" has some really fine acting in it. I'm hoping to see Maya and Max nominated next year. Those two talented sled dogs do at least as well as most of Hollywood.

And much better than some.