I was so overexposed to Oscar stuff here in California
last week that I shut down and almost didn't care any
Then I found myself totally riveted when I reluctantly switched on the
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Name: Trevor Martin
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Favourite all-time film: Now Voyager/Brokeback Mountain (it's a
The red carpet machine was fun even though sometimes
it seems silly.
Glamour is not important when assessing artistic
excellence but in today's culture beauty and talent
have become confused and somehow collide with each
Kudos to Rachel Weisz. She was a class act on the
carpet and just as good on the thanking podium when
It's amazing how so many of the winners in all sorts
of categories were talking of the human heart and love
and all of us coming together as a human race, instead
of defining ourselves in silly, dangerous annoying
It is human nature to polarise and be scared of things
that are different. (That was how the creator of the
Daleks was inspired. He saw that quality that we all
The Oscars were fun and important on Sunday night.
Maybe for the first time in years.
I am a little annoyed with myself, now, for being
completely blinkered about the fact I chuntered on
about Brokeback Mountain having to win every trophy.
There were a lot of moving movies in 2005 and I so
hope it augurs well for the future of Ficklewood. Let's raise a glass to the end of Follywood!
Here's to fantastic, talented artists in both big and
small budget films being judged on merit, not box
I was reluctant to be affected by the Oscars on Sunday
but I was moved in certain moments on many levels.
And the award for deportment and beauty and best
dressed star goes to: Nicole Kidman.
Okay so I contradicted myself - I am seduced by glamour too!
Nicole is a classy dame.