Remembering the 2010 Oscars
This last Sunday was the Oscars, where they give awards to those who created works of film deserving [some times not deserving, depending on your views and opinions] of public and peer recognition. I’m a self-admitting Oscar whore. When the award show is on, not much else matters during the 3.5 hour televised event.
I normally will have a printed page showing all 24 categories, and mark off bingo-style all of the correctly-guessed picks [I got 18 out of 24 this year]. It’s something I look forward to each and every year.
During the Oscars, they show a memorial of those in the film and entertainment industry that passed on during the previous calendar year. While it’s a sad and somber moment, it’s a part of the show that I stop to remember those actors, actresses, directors, producers and screenwriters that gave us some incredible celluloid moments.
This year, they had a separate segment celebrating the work of director, screenwriter and producer John Hughes. Below is the video of that part of the Oscars.
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John Hughes created some incredible movies during his career. The Breakfast Club was one of my all time favorites, so it was cool to see several of the actors that were a part of that movie [Where was Emilio Estevez?]. It was a nice tribute that deserved to be separate from the rest of the deceased.
Below is the entire video of the In Memoriam part of the Oscar event.
Who Was Missing?
Farrah as I remembered her in my teen years
I remembered her from the show “Maude”
If you watched the last video I posted above, you might have stopped to wonder why there were a few missing names from the list. Where was Farrah Fawcett? What about Bea Arthur? Ed McMahon? Well, Ed wasn’t in any movies (that I know of), but Farrah and Bea were in several roles over the course of their careers. To leave them out was just plain wrong. EPIC OSCAR FAIL!
Let’s see if next year’s event comes with an apology. I’m not holding my breath.
I actually didn’t notice. They were in movies? Huh. Can’t think of any right now, but I am into my 2nd nightcap and really – trying to recall movies reeks of effort. 🙂
John Hughes- fucking awesome.
Breakfast Club is an absolute classic. Watching it just amazes at how talented the cast is.
sybil law – The movies they were in were not major blockbusters or well known to most. Farrah was in one called The Apostle back in 1997. Bea was mostly theater and TV.
John Hughes was fucking awesome.
dave2 – Yes, it was such a great cast. I loved how pretty much the entire movie was in a single room.
There’s already been some back and forth with the Academy related to the two omissions you mentioned. I’m not sure if there was an official apology, but there has been acknowledgment that leaving them out was in error.
Molly Ringwald looks so washed up this year. Her hair is awful. Entirely too dramatic and austere.
nilsa – Good to hear that the Academy has acknowledged the omissions. And yes, Molly seemed a bit disheveled in her appearance.