Sunday, February 25, 2007
The veteran wins
Oscar likes to bestow awards on the long-timers -- and it just did it again, with the supporting actor award for Alan Arkin despite Eddie Murphy winning everything in sight before this. I can only wonder what Murphy thinks now. "Norbit 2," anybody?
Well to insinuate that Norbit ruined Murphy's chances is insulting to the Academy. Arkin obviously was part of a great movie that had an effect on the Academy. I would hate to think that it was down to Norbit?!!!
Arkin was a sentimental choice. I think he has so much good will with viewers that he became an easy choice.
And his character was basically endearing despite being rough around the edges.
Alan Arkin had been raising the bar for 4 Decades with modest, very present performances. Catch-22, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, etc.. Never a star, only a great actor. My best to a classic.
Actually, Jackie Earle Haley won more awards than Eddie Murphy...
What's up? I'm in Kalamazoo, Michigan trying to watch the Academy Awards and the tv screen suddenly went all blue. I tried other channels and they all work. Just the channel that has the Oscars is out. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
Hey, how about always passing on comedians, like Eddie, Bill, and Carrey who can't even get nominated. What a shame,seriously
amazing eddie murphy lost
amazing eddie murphy lost. sad
Every once in awhile, the Academy gets it right. Not only is Eddy Murphy undeserving of an academy award, after Norbit--one more cheap shot at Black women--I promise the industry that I will never see a film that he appears in again. He has just joined the ranks of Wesley Snipes--who?
Eddie was robbed!
that would be hysterical!!! I happen to think Norbit is a great movie. Eddie's a genius.
I hope this is a good omen for "Little Miss Sunshine". Although, I am still in shock that Eddie Murphy did not get that Oscar!
Eddie was robbed! I'm going to bed! I am outraged! Alan Arkin died 20 minutes into the movie........and he won!!!! Give me a break!
The Academy,in my opinion,does not pick the true winners...I believe that because the Golden Globes are suppose to be a prerequisite to who wins the Oscar, they pick the "opposites" to make the show more interesting to watch, otherwise it would be just another awards show.
Rude of Todd to say such a thing, intimating that a guy who was nominated for an Oscar would be banished to obscurity. I agree with Kay in Chicago; Arkin's character in "LMS" was gone quickly; I have to believe that this was a "lifetime achievement award" for Alan, although I've loved his work for a long time.
I find the whole "Eddie Murphy lost because he's a comedian" logic to be insane. Didn't Alan Arkin get his start as a member of Second City? Didn't he win a Tony for a comedy? Didn't he get an Oscar nomination for his screen debut in a comedy? "The In-Laws" is debatably his most well-known role, and that's a hysterical comedy. AND, "Little Miss Sunshine" is a comedy as well. Just because Arkin never did stand-up doesn't mean he's not a comic actor. It's also funny, because he won for a comedic role whereas Murphy was not playing a comedic role. This had nothing to do with the Academy turning its backs on comedy. On the contrary, this was the result of racism. (Just kidding.)
It is sad and shocking. But Oscar is different. So many times Oscar picks someone they want to reward for a body of work. Remember Denzel who became Malcolm X. Stellar performance. They gave it to Al Pacino for Scent of a Woman...aka based on his body of work.

They should create an Oscar for male and female body of work so that artist can be judged by the work they do in that movie and not for being robbed over the years.
Too bad that Eddie didn't win but his date's gown won on the red carpet.
I saw LMS and Dreamgirls and I think Eddie was robbed. But he is only 45 maybe he will get another chance.
An utter tradegy, disgraceful!!!
Mark Wahlberg was robbed. His performance in "The Departed" was second to none.
Well, a little bit of news for you all who thought he was robbed:

I guess he thought so too... he was such a sore loser, he walked out afterwards. He didn't even wait to watch the performance of Beyonce, etc.

What comes around goes around. Take that, Eddie. I didn't think you were so deserving. If you had won, fine, but if anyone else had, fine too.

Sore losers are the worst ones...
It reminds me of the year that Martin Landow won for iws character in the stinker Ed Wood, over Gary Sinese's Capt. Dan in Forest Gump. Eddie and Gary were robbed in order to hor to good actors with lifetime achievement awards. Neither Murphy or Sinese will ever see parts like that again. Sad.
Thank you for clarifying...I used to believe that the Oscars SHOULD be for one actual performance - it now appears that the truth of the matter is that it is for what others perceive as the sum of the actor - including something or things one might find offensive. It appears that Oscar judged Eddie Murphy not by his brilliant performance in Dreamgirls but by how (a)some were offended by Norbitt, (b) his perceived "attitude/arrogance" during his career, (c) etc, etc., etc. Thank you for solidifying my attitude that the Oscars are not worth watching, and haven't been for years.
I got to tell you that if the academy was feeling sentimental give Alan Arkin a lifetime achievement award!!!! Not to take away from his performance in "Sunshine" but Eddie Murphy gave the best performance of his career in Dreamgirls. I was shocked as I'm sure alot people where with Mr. Murphy not winning.
What a sad day for the Oscars when a movie such as Little Miss Sunshine was even mentioned at the Oscars.....SAD! On this one anyone other than anyone in Little Miss Sunshine should have won. Just think about this silly movie....think how silly it all was and is.....
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