Posted by · 12:37 pm · February 27th, 2009

How did I miss this? From the Guardian’s Oscar wrap earlier this week:

When Miley Cyrus told news media that Angelina Jolie is her “favourite figure from history,” was it because she thinks that Jolie is Alexander the Great’s mother, Colin Farrell the King of Macedonia and Brad Pitt Achilles? Sure, why not?

Priceless. But let’s not be too hard on Cyrus … she is young, after all. With time, she’ll hopefully come to realize the full scale of the mighty struggles and triumphs endured by true historical heroes who changed the world for the better. You know, like Jennifer Aniston.

(PS. Changing the subject, but sticking with the theme of foot-in-mouth moments from Sunday’s proceedings, did anyone else shift uncomfortably in their seat when Michael Douglas gushed that Frank Langella far outstripped previous interpretations of Richard Nixon … all the while standing next to Anthony Hopkins? Late to bring it up, I know, but it’s been nagging at me.) 

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  • 1 2-27-2009 at 12:53 pm

    Jon said...

    I’m sure she doesn’t spend much time on her studies.

  • 2 2-27-2009 at 1:01 pm

    Mr. F said...

    When I saw that Anthony Hopkins was going to present I was hoping he would talk about Frank Langella. After I saw he didn’t, I was hoping he would make a little joke about it. It was awkward

  • 3 2-27-2009 at 1:03 pm

    James D. said...

    The Oscars should stop with these teen stars. Do they think it increases ratings? The only way that would work is if their films were nominated.

    I hope I didn’t say too much.

  • 4 2-27-2009 at 2:29 pm

    Ben said...

    It’s funny since Hopkins’s portrayal was 10x more impressive–from this viewers eyes, anyhow.

  • 5 2-27-2009 at 2:42 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Give the poor girl a rest. She looked fabulous.

  • 6 2-27-2009 at 8:14 pm

    John Travolta said...

    I agree with the title “LOL”

  • 7 2-28-2009 at 5:15 am

    Markku said...

    “It’s funny since Hopkins’s portrayal was 10x more impressive–from this viewers eyes, anyhow.”

    Absolutely. Langella, I felt, had serious problems with the voice and his portrayal was, by necessity, far narrower than Hopkins’ expansive work. Of course it helps than Stone’s “Nixon” is ten times the movie F/N is.

  • 8 2-28-2009 at 10:00 pm

    Mimi Rogers said...

    Miley does have a point though, you see Angelina Jolie is not only a very talented actress, she’s also heavily involved in her UN work especially with children of the world. She will become a really famous historical figure in future, inspiring a new generation of people following in her footsteps.

  • 9 3-01-2009 at 1:10 pm

    diego said...

    i love you angie! The queen.

  • 10 3-02-2009 at 1:52 am

    Chris said...

    Wow, Miley Cyrus and diego think alike.

    Mimi: you’re kidding, right?

  • 11 3-02-2009 at 5:20 am

    Eunice said...

    Haha! Well, it was a good laugh while it lasted. Thanks, Guy. I haven’t seen Frost/Nixon yet, so I don’t have any point of or right to comparison, but I did enjoy Hopkins’ portrayal of Nixon in the aforementioned Oliver Stone movie.

    Speaking of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, I have something more awkward, Guy: the way the camera kept on focusing on Angelina and Brad while Jennifer was presenting with Jack Black. It reminded me of certain websites which fixate so much on celebrities. I couldn’t get over it for a while. I was sitting on the couch and thinking, ‘what the heck was that all about? this is the Oscars!’ After the Oscars, I pooled a group of my friends who watched the ceremony as well and we all agreed it was a little awkward and bordering on tabloid style.

  • 12 3-02-2009 at 6:06 am

    BurmaShave said...

    Anthony Hopkins’ Nixon is one of my ten favorite performances of all time. Chilling. “Presidents don’t threaten. They don’t have to. “

  • 13 3-02-2009 at 6:35 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Eunice: Yeah, that was pretty tacky.

    As for the Nixon/Nixon issue, I prefer Hopkins’ interpretation too. But even if I didn’t, I’d still think Douglas was pretty tactless in what he said.

  • 14 3-02-2009 at 9:22 am

    Eunice said...

    @Guy: Yeah, it’s either that, or Douglas didn’t know that Hopkins portrayed Nixon in a movie, which could be the case. Someone really needs to ask Michael Douglas about that soon.

    Have you seen that article on about the ‘burning questions’ following the Oscars?

  • 15 3-02-2009 at 11:41 am

    FreeVideoPokerOnline said...

    Could be worst…

  • 16 3-02-2009 at 11:43 am

    austin said...

    it was pretty friggin awkward… i felt like i was the only one who noticed

  • 17 3-05-2009 at 9:13 am

    DownloadFullPCGames4Free said...

    LOL at it!