2/23 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:29 am · February 23rd, 2009

Kate Winslet at the 81st annual Academy AwardsThe day after. This will be the final installment of the Oscarweb Round-up this year.  I always enjoy scouring the net to find these little gems here and there and I hope you have enjoyed the daily cheat sheet.  Special thanks to all the hard-working journalists and pundits who keep cranking out copy to fill this space…even if I get testy with your words from time to time.

Jeff Wells salutes that hilarious James Franco/Seth Rogen/Janusz Kaminski sketch. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

David Carr’s on-the-spot Oscar coverage from last night, well worth a scroll. [The Carpetbagger]

The “Slumdog” kids’ neighbors watch the show from India. [The Huffington Post]

Anne Thompson wraps up the night and the season with coverage from the red carpet (including the Anne Cam!). [Thompson on Hollywood]

Mourning the acceptance speech Mickey Rourke would have given. [Vulture]

On the hateful protesters that lined the streets outside the Kodak: Sean Penn says ignore the ignorant. [Daily Telegraph]

Roger Ebert reports on teh festivities with all of his usual insights. [Chicago Sun-Times]

Patrick Goldstein was underwhelmed by the show (I don’t get it). [The Big Picture]

Karina Longworth reports that Bennett Miller’s opening short film was cut because it basically sucked. [Spout Blog]

Britain’s Press Association already digs into Kate Winslet’s speech. (I literally had a Brit at my Oscar party scream “Fuck off” when she won.) [The Independent]

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10 responses so far

  • 1 2-23-2009 at 10:07 am

    Matt said...

    “• Patrick Goldstein was underwhelmed by the show (I don’t get it)”

    The guy who hates WALL-E doesn’t understand why horrible under-rehearsed crap like was put on on last night’s show was terrible. I’m sensing a trend in bad taste.

  • 2 2-23-2009 at 10:40 am

    Chris said...

    He doesn’t hate Wall-E, he never said that. For Christ’s sake. I’m sick of having to read these stupid, uninformed comments after every single post.

    You know what, even though my tastes and Kris’s are very different most of the time, I still respect his opinion. That’s why I read this site. What’s your motivation?

    The Oscars are over, Wall-E’s still a good film, even though it only grabbed one statue and it’s time to move on.


  • 3 2-23-2009 at 10:48 am

    tony rock said...

    Wow…the protestors even attacked Heath. Just because he PLAYED a gay man. That’s insane.

  • 4 2-23-2009 at 11:05 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Matt: Way to be a troll. Well done, kiddo.

  • 5 2-23-2009 at 12:21 pm

    Rob said...

    You had someone scream “fuck off” when Kate won ?

    Why exactly. Even some of the UK press seemed to be pleased for her.

    This is what happens at awards time, people get high exposure. That makes me so cross when people bash like that.

    She’s consistantly excellent, its appropriate she was rewarded.

  • 6 2-23-2009 at 12:23 pm

    Rob said...

    Sometimes I’m ashamed of my fellow countrymen.

    I was welling up with pride, right at that moment.

  • 7 2-23-2009 at 12:29 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    He was from Liverpool. Maybe that explains it?

  • 8 2-23-2009 at 3:02 pm

    interstellar said...

    Bennett Miller’s opening short was wonderful. (it’s on the vanityfair site)
    Are they stupid?

  • 9 2-23-2009 at 6:13 pm

    David said...

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Winslet stayed in America most of the time. Her kids go to school in New York and Mendes had a good thing going bringing together British and American actors in New York. Winslet did go overboard with the campaigning this year but then she was in two high-profile films. Maybe after taking a year off her home country will love her again.

  • 10 2-24-2009 at 4:28 am

    Rob said...

    Yeah Kris. Scousers, eh ?

    And David, some of us have always though she was great and the UK press seem to think so too today.