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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)

TV-14 | | News | TV Special 7 March 2010
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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars.

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Jon Macks, Steve Martin (special material written by) | 12 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Zoë Kravitz ... Self
Colin Farrell ... Self - Presenter
Keanu Reeves ... Self - Presenter
Rachel McAdams ... Self - Presenter
Charlize Theron ... Self - Presenter
Tom Hanks ... Self - Presenter
Chris Pine ... Self - Presenter
Ryan Reynolds ... Self - Presenter
Macaulay Culkin ... Self - John Hughes Tribute
Quentin Tarantino ... Self - Nominee & Presenter
David Fincher ... Self (segment "Where People and Ideas Begin")
Kristen Stewart ... Self - Presenter
Peter Sarsgaard ... Self - Presenter
Zac Efron ... Self - Presenter
Kate Winslet ... Self - Presenter
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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars.

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You've never seen Oscar like this

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This ceremony had the unique distinction of having a real person and a character of the same name as nominees. Ryan Bingham was nominated for (and won) Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart (2009). George Clooney was nominated for Best Actor for playing a character named Ryan Bingham in Up in the Air (2009). See more »

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Samuel L. Jackson states that Up is the second film to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Film. This is incorrect since the only other animated film to be nominated for Best Picture was Beauty and the Beast, but it was not nominated for Best Animated Film. The category didn't exist in 1991. See more »

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Mark Boal - Winner: Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay: Thank you so much. This has been such a dream, beyond a dream, for all of us who have lived for so long with this story. And, you know, we had this fantasy of making our film our way with the talent that we hoped to have, and hopefully we would find a distributor and somebody might even like the movie. So to be standing here, this was really, truly, honestly never part of anything we even imagined in our wildest dreams. So thank you so much to each and every member of the Academy for really ...
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Features Beetlejuice (1988) See more »

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Love Missile F1-11
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Written by Tony James, Martin Degville and Neal Whitmore
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tuning up
10 April 2010 | by RResendeSee all my reviews

Well, the world has changed. So did the people (specially the people). Not being American, i never shared the prime time family moment of watching the Oscars ceremony. I suppose that would have a symbolic impact in the lives of the Americans, at least until a couple decades ago.

Not today. I mean, people still value the prizes. The Oscar is still, like Fellini would put it, the highest prize in the mythology of cinema. People care about the prize, because it is invested of somewhat a mythical proportions. It's showbiz, and Hollywood has always known much about that, much about illusion. But today the Oscars-prizes, is a thing totally separated from the Oscars-ceremony. The first one still matters, despite its so celebrated unfairness, its so celebrated politics within, its so celebrated consideration that "the bigger the better" and that less risk in films equals higher entertainment and higher box office receipts. That's what ruled Citizen Kane or Taxi Driver out of the award. But hey, the thing is still hard-wired in the unconscious side of film goers. But not the ceremony. That one fades, increasingly. Television cannot be the only catalyzer of audiences, it just isn't possible, and the very idea of the gala, the party where famous people get together, with fancy dresses and fake smiles, and deliver and get awards, just isn't appealing anymore. Not as it used to be. So in a way, these Oscars TV shows do not work for us today for the same reason that, for instance, Elizabethan plays won't work in the same way: our minds are simply not immediately tuned to it, not anymore. We no longer immediately assume that a couple guys telling some jokes in front of lots of famous actors and directors is amusing. So, Unless the show is exceptionally well conceived, we just won't connect. That's why today we only care about The very best Elizabethan plays. The average and bad ones that were entertaining back than, simply aren't anymore. That's the thing with this ceremony.

This one was Not exceptionally well done, rather poor actually. So i didn't connect to it.

My opinion: 2/5

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