I prefer the Razzies to be honest because they are so much fun, do not take themselves seriously and the deserving person or movie always wins the award. On the other hand the Oscars are like those football and cricket matches that promise a lot and deliver below par. This year it was an extremely boring ceremony in spite of the effort put in by Jon Stewart.
For starters the red carpet was disappointing. Out of all the celebrities Regis was the best dressed !! As for the awards, I was rooting for Juno all through but I guess an Indie flick getting nominated is more than the makers would have expected. I have seen Atonement, No country for old men and Michael Clayton. No Country for old men is an amazing movie and deserved all the accolades that came its way but Michael Clayton was plain boring despite the fact that I love George Clooney. Out of all the awards the one that I thought was the most deserving was the one won for the best song by Glen and Marketa for the movie Once. It is a lovely movie and a must watch for indie film lovers.
It was good to see lots of Non-Americans and Non-Englishmen doing well this time. It was also good to catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp. This guy is incredible. The fact is critically acclaimed movies this year – with the exception of Juno dealt with dark themes and were not the kind of films one would root for. I guess awards are not the yardstick to judge a movie’s merit.
PS: SRK and Kareena won the Filmfare awards this year. Both are my favourites. Atleast I agree with one jury.