Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ghosts From the Past: The 2010 Oscars

ghostsfromcspast_thumb[1]Charge Shot!!! has been around for two years now - amazing, we know! - and in that time we've amassed a lot of posts. Much of our writing is in an editorial vein, simply because we don't have the time or resources to report on every news item that flies across the Interwebs. Therefore, we feel that our output has a better shelf-life than you might expect from some run-of-the-mill news blog.

This feature, Ghosts From Charge Shot!!!'s Past, aims to bring some of this stuff - both good and embarrassing - to the eyeballs of our newer readers, while taking long-time constituents on a trip down memory lane.

We’re but four days into 2011 and the film world is abuzz with Oscar, well…buzz.  Arguments are only just beginning about who is going to wear what when they win what for which movie.

As you begin planning your Oscar party – buying chocolate Oscar statuettes in bulk and organizing your awards pools – it’s worth looking back at last year’s celebration of the silver screen.  Boivin recapped the event, kicking off with a lament for Star Trek:

“Everyone remembers last year's Oscars party when that one guy wouldn't stop complaining that The Dark Knight wasn't nominated for Best Picture, well this year he was probably complaining about Star Trek. When the ten movie format was announced last year, everyone was sure that J.J. Abrams' space opera was a lock for a nomination. Even before the usual round of Oscar bait was released, everyone was sure that Trek was going to be given a spot in the the ten as a nod to and representative of all the fine blockbusters released in 2009. Unfortunately, this was the year (or perhaps was going to be the year) of Avatar, and the big budget science fiction slot was filled by the highest grossing movie of all time. In a doubly confusing slap in the face of Trekkies worldwide, the just fine but without-a-chance District 9 was nominated for Best Picture as well (and was given an introduction by Chris Pine!).”

Ironically enough, Star Trek ended up winning an Oscar (for makeup, why not!).  Enjoy!