John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: February 6

Ten other people who have won fewer Oscars than the Three Six Mafia:

  1. Peter O'Toole
  2. Alfred Hitchcock
  3. Greta Garbo
  4. Federico Fellini
  5. Richard Burton
  6. Peter Weir
  7. Cary Grant
  8. Stanley Kubrick
  9. Lauren Bacall
  10. Sidney Lumet

Some may disagree, but I think the performance of "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp" (and the subsequent acceptance speech) was one of the highlights of last night's Oscar ceremony. It was just so over-the-top weird and enthusiastic that I had to like it, even if the song itself wasn't that great. It probably was the best of the nominees though. Dolly Parton's exuberant performance of "Travellin' Through" made it sound better than it was, and it was only the burning car in the background that made "In the Deep" interesting. (Kudos to the producers, though, for letting the composer perform it instead of recruiting, say, Beyonce Knowles to do it.)

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