Monday, February 26, 2007

Caligula at the Oscars

I watched the 4 hour marathon last night. A few surprises (Alan Arkin) but most went according to script. Some Oscar trivia involved Helen Mirren and Peter O'Toole, both up for Best Actor/Actress Oscars. Helen won, with her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II; while Peter missed out for the 8th time. No one could deny Forest Whitaker's version of Idi Amin so it was just another year where Peter was up against a simply stellar performance.

As the title suggests, both these actors starred in one of the greatest historical films of all time, Caligula. Say what you want about that movie, but Guccione did an amazing job capturing the tumult that was the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire.

No shocker that Vice President Al Gore walked away with the documentary Oscar for 'An Inconvenient Truth'. Watch the Righties get all up in a fervor over this. Some didn't even wait for the award to be announced.

That's the quick take! What was your favorite Oscar Night Moment? Was it the shadow dancers, or Ellen too far removed from her comfort zone? You tell me!


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