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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The Breakfast Club

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 Fawcett
Farrah as I remembered her in my teen years

Bea Arthur
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.

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