Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Firth Love and Fantasy Oscars Host Pick

An odd moment at the Oscars:  Hearing that Anne Hathaway's co-host, James Franco, is responsible for carpooling moms being late for their pick-up duties. Supposedly they're glued to the TV, watching Franco on General Hospital, and losing all track of time.

This was scripted writing for the new, young hip Oscars? Women addicted to soap operas, and forgetting to pick up the kids . . . it sounds more like a 1960s suburban cliche, pre-Betty Friedan and her 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique. 

The best moment at the Oscars: Colin Firth's acceptance speech. Intelligent, self-deprecating, humble. He spoke in full sentences. (Much appreciated!)  I've loved him since the '90s, as Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice. He hasn't changed much since those days.  Still gorgeous and engaging.

Best Ocsar-Winning Crossword Name:

Iain Canning -- producer of The King's Speech.
I'd like to thank the Academy for recognizing the cruciverbal importance of a person named IAIN

Recommendation for next year's Ocsars host:   Co-hosting is ineffective and scattered.  To the producers who will never read this -- choose one host:  an Oscar-winning actress who is musically-trained and fluent in German.  She's taken on dramatic roles (Crash), perfectly-timed comedies (Miss Congenialityand a convincing mixture of both (starring opposite Viggo Mortensen in 28 Days). She's a philanthropist. She appeals to both men and women.

She is . . . Sandra Bullock.    

So how's her work ethic? No need to worry about Sandra being late for rehearsal due to soap opera addiction.  There's no time for such diversions; Sandra Bullock is busy managing her own production company (Fortis Films), making films and taking care of business.

Next year, the Academy Awards muck-a-mucks might try some of that Bullock Mystique:  choose this intelligent, funny, Oscar-winning businesswoman and actress to host the show on her own.

A celebration of a woman's enduring talent and power -- now, that's a young-and-hip Oscar Night message.

2 comments:

Joanne said...

My roommate and I were just talking yesterday about how awesome Sandra Bullock is. She's gorgeous but in that girl-next-door kind of way. She's a good actress. And, no pun intended, she just seems so CONGENIAL!

KarmaSartre said...

Little known facts about Colin --

He was born near the Firth of Forth on the fourth day of the fifth month, and was the fourth Firth of his generation.

He actually did have a speech impediment as a child, and, pronounced "s" as "th".

One day he arrived home from school and excitedly told his Mum, " I came in firtht in the Firth of Forth fifth-grade finalth!"

To which his Mum replied: "You're the fourth, fourth-Firth from the Firth of Forth to fight the Fifths to the finish!"