It’s Oscar eve and a Hollywood director and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, issued some unusual commentary on the films, actors, actresses and all the rest. According to the New York Post on Feb. 23, the comments are not what you might expect from the unnamed director.
Here’s a sampling of what the unnamed director said about what. You’ll quickly see why he’s remaining “unnamed.”
“I don’t think it deserves to win and am annoyed it is on track to win.” He dismissed the screenplay as a “whole lot of nothing.” He then added, “It’s a very engaging story but with nothing particularly clever in the writing.” He did back Ben Affleck for Best Director, despite the screenplay.
"The most disappointing film in many years."
“It’s just a woman dying, and there’s no real story, and it made me feel like s**t. There’s only so much diaper-changing that I can tolerate . . . I’m just pi**ed off at that film.”
He liked this one and gave it points for being “fun,” even though it’s “basically just Quentin Tarantino masturbating for three hours. He’s made the same film eight times.”
This one got his vote for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. He’s upset because he says it’s not going to win, though. “Knowing that it’s not gonna win Best Picture, part of me just wants to try to push through an award for it as an ‘I’m sorry.’”
For Best Production Design and Best Director, he chose “Lincoln,” but only because he says, “Spielberg deserves an Oscar every 10 years or so out of respect.”
He had words for the actors and actresses, too. He didn’t like Jennifer Lawrence bashing her rivals in a recent “Saturday Night Live” skit. He said, “I thought it was mean-spirited and shows a lack of maturity on her part.”
Of nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, the star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” he said she lost him at hello. “Her parents really put her in a hole by giving her that name . . . I don’t vote for anyone whose name I can’t pronounce,” he said.
The 86-year-old star of “Amour,” Emmanuelle Riva, got his vote for Best Actress, although he doesn’t like the movie. “Riva was extraordinary in it,” he said. “She might not even live through Oscar night, so . . .”
For Best Supporting Actress, he cast his vote for Ann Hathaway as he tore into Sally Field for being “undeserving” in “Lincoln.” “She’s playing an annoying character, and she is rather annoying, plus she’s about 20 years too old for the role.”
His prediction for Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” but he favors Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in “The Master.” He called it “a performance for the ages.”
Did the unidentified director say anything nice? Yes, actually, when it comes to Best Original Song. He feels that it’s “a no-brainer” for “Skyfall.” Adele got his best comment yet: “Adele is f**king brilliant.” And then he added, “Plus, I think it’s about time that a James Bond song won best song. This is my F-you for not giving it to ‘Live and Let Die’ back in 1973.”