Friday, February 25, 2005

Academy of Robots Choice Awards

If you think the Oscar race for Best Original Song is pointless, wait until you see this column. It won't prove you wrong, but it will prove that the only thing more pointless than the Best Original Song Oscar is complaining about it (no points for pointing out the same about this post).

This MSNBC commentary can be summed up as: The Best Original Song Oscar often doesn't award the songs that are most distinctive or integral to their respective movies, except when they do, and this year the probable winner is kind of okay, so yay, and why am I writing this again?

A very incisive point. The author contents herself that a Shrek 2 victory for "Accidentally in Love" is a pretty decent choice, even though the caption for the Shrek 2 picture acts like it's lame that an animated film will win this award yet again.

Personally, I don't see how a column complaining about this year's Best Original Song choices and whether the songs were intregral to their films can leave out any discussion of Team America, perhaps the only film that actually made the effort to make music an integral part of the movie, but there you go. The woman's a moron. "More like most mediocre," indeed.


Tommaso Sciortino said...

Mystery Science theatre will live forever in your posts titles.

Eamon said...

The Counting Crows song should win for achieving the mindblowing feat of being a soundtrack song that doesn't blow massive chunks. In fact, it's pretty fucking great.

But no, the cool song almost never wins. "Miss Misery" lost to "My Heart Will Go On"; "Blame Canada" and "Save Me" lost to "You'll Be in My Heart"; "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" lost to "Into the West." Eat a cock, Academy.