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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Putting My Money on Stephen Colbert

I don't watch the Oscars, haven't for years. I'm still upset that Gloria Swanson did not win Best Actress in 1950 for Sunset Boulevard and instead Judy Holliday did for Born Yesterday. And I wasn't even born then but it bugs me.

BUT, if I did join in an Oscar Pool, I'd have to adopt Stephen Colbert's method because this makes more sense to me than how they really pick the winners.


Adam February 22, 2009 at 7:10 PM  


am i the only person who thought heath ledger's family was absolutely heart breaking, but yet energetically thankful for his recognition for their sons work?

so sad, Stephen Colbert is a genious!

shabby girl February 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

Hahahahahahaha! I'm with you! Pretty darned clever!

Bill Stankus February 22, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

I'll take the Oscars more seriously when the Academy adopts a drug testing policy. Too many suspicious winners, it's no wonder there's whispers about directors and producers using 'roids. Let alone the diet supplements by all those skinny actresses.

The tests should also include x-rays to detect added or enhanced body parts.

We must root out all the cheaters, think of the children!

False hair color is acceptable.

Mary-Laure February 22, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

What can I say, Colbert rules.

The Pink Cowboy February 22, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

I must add that Thelma Ritter was nominated 6 times for an Oscar and never won. Not to mention my biggest disppointment at Oscar night ever, Brokeback Mountain loosing to mmm what was the name of that movie?....mmmm Crash?
I love Stephen Colbert. I even think he is adorable.

julochka February 23, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

he was actually pretty spot on, wasn't he? and so hilarious. but i still love jon stewart more. :-)

Gaston Studio February 23, 2009 at 4:53 AM  

I watch it for the entertainment and I was definitely entertained last evening. I really loved the way they used previous winners to introduce the nominees and Hugh Jackman brought back a bit of glamour.
But I also think Colbert rocks!

Mari February 23, 2009 at 5:40 AM  

Wow, that was impressive! I liked it better when the Oscars were in March...

smith kaich jones February 23, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

Oh God, I loved Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday (and I wasn't even born yet either), but I gotta admit that I was soooo happy when Sunset Boulevard showed up on tv yesterday and I was able to just revel in Gloria Swanson's wonderful, wonderful performance. A couple of hours well spent.

:) Debi

Char February 23, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

I watched the pre-show for the fashion and then promptly fell asleep.

Cynthia February 24, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

Darn! I can't get the video to play...maybe later. As for the Oscars, I missed them. Yes...not surprising because of the time difference in Puerto Rico...still I was happy that Sean Penn won for best actor for "Milk"...I hope I got my information correct...I seem to pick this stuff up without getting the 'real facts'. (I actually remember thinking that the Pink Cowboy will be happy with that outcome because he did a wonderful post on the movie a while back.) Okay, regardless, he should have won...now I have to go look it up! <3

~K February 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM  

Love me some Colbert!!
OMG that was so flipin'funny!

It's Just Me February 24, 2009 at 4:57 PM  

What is so funny is that he was right about all of them including sean penn which he changed.... but whatever. He truly predicted them all. So So funny.

Kath February 25, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

I cannot watch this clip, apparently because I am Canadian!

boukman70 February 26, 2009 at 4:35 AM  

Man, I've been feeling like a raving lunatic forever because I'm still upset that The Bear didn't win an Oscar for Best Film Editing. I mean, how do you have a two-hour film where two bears look like they're acting out an actual script and not win Best Film Editing?! But, with your holding a grudge from 1950, I feel somehow vindicated and a little more sane this morning. Thanks!

And thanks for the Colbert.