Sunday, March 5, 2006
I'm so looking forward to tomorrow morning's Oscar telecast. It's the first time in months that I'm going to watch the local English free to air TV Channel 5, woohooo! Three reasons: Crash, Mountain, B., and Stewart, J., in alphabetical order. I haven't recalled any Oscar in the last three decades that had such a compelling and important lineup. Crash forces folks to think about racism, which probably exists in all of us. Mountain is not just documentary about gay cowboys, it's really about a grand love story that hits you in the stomach long after the movie has ended. And one of the most intelligent, sexiest and incisive news anchors on television today, Stewart released early on that his destiny lies not only in reading the news (which he's very good at, having earned multiple Emmys and Peabodies), but challenging his viewers to think about the spin they absorb daily from the media and press releases. Anyway, Ang Lee or Lee Ang (李安) will win the Best Director award. I hope Mountain wins the Best Film award, but it's OK if Crash and Mountain are tied. Fingers crossed...
Posted by jeffyen at 10:21 PM