don't bust a girl on a bus!
All the way through high school and college, I was obsessed with the Oscars to the point where I would see all the nominees, keep tabs during the show and re-see the winners. In college, I was entertainment editor and would get invited to the Oscars every year- as a courtesy. They never accepted my 'application for rsvp,' probably because we were a comparatively small school in LA and they only had so much room for college press. My interest petered out after that- when I moved to New York I watched them on tv with area cousins, even when I hadn't seen the movies.
This year, I am watching the SAG Awards for the first time since 2000, and really, I could give a crap. I haven't seen most of the movies or any of the tv shows. Lucky for TBS, I'm debilitatingly sick* and mildly curious.
Observations from this year's SAG Awards
-While Eva Longoria, who looks 12, sat on the lap of Nicolette Sheridan, who looks man, I'm pretty sure one of them had a knife in her thigh.
-Sean Hayes, who thanked 'Ang Lee, for giving me the chance to play a gay character,' is more adorable that anyone will ever be.
-Old people who started out adorable and stayed adorable, like Shirley Temple Black, on hand to accept a Life Achievement Award, can say ANYTHING and people will laugh. I love her.
-Catherine Keener was wasted when she came out with Phillip Seymour Hoffman to present the clip from 'Capote.' She'd already lost the award by this time and may have just finished drowning her sorrows. Regardless, she wouldn't let go of PSH's arm as she stumbled down the stairs at the back of the stage and was unable to read the copy either in her hand or off the teleprompter. (Talula: I know we love her. Consider this less a criticism and more an intervention)
-Ok, live update: Jamie Foxx can't read the copy either, but is clearly sober. WHAT THE HELL. He just stopped in the middle of it and cued the music to start.
-Apparently there are 18 different ways to pronounce S. Epatha Merkerson, and we heard them all in about 6 minutes.
-Angela Basset read copy like it's Shakespeare. William H. Macy squints and reads it too slowly.
-Jake and Heath both adorably have the giggles and yes, are unable to fluently read the copy.
-Oh Dear God. The copy they wrote for Pierce Brosnan literally starts with 'The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines 'dignity' as...." Seriously? The dictionary ditch? Is this a 7th grade public speaking competition?
-For some reason, Reese's shout-out to Joaquin Phoenix, that 'without your John there is no June,' sounds dirty.
*yes, I'm being dramatic. *cough cough*