Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Independent Spirit Awards

by jaydro
jaydro is watching the 2006 ISA show almost live (hey, I'm using TiVo): Wow, Allison Janney getting nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Our Very Own--I never even heard of the film, and it looks like it hasn't gotten much exposure. Guess I wasn't paying enough attention when the nominations were announced.

Nice to see Amy Adams win BSA. I'm pulling for her in the Oscars.

While watching the Capote song I realized I have to make a confession: I haven't seen Capote. I probably will see it, eventually, but I felt no great urge to go out and see it in a theater because I don't have a great urge to watch Philip Seymour Hoffman do his Capote impression for two hours because I'm not sure I can take it all in one sitting. I find that voice just so grating, and I've seen the Maysles brothers' A Visit with Truman Capote. Capote is a fascinating, compelling figure, but thirty minutes of him in one sitting might be enough for me.

Felicity Huffman's acceptance speech was the highlight of the event, with the story about the Transamerica key grip struggling to replace a light, saying "This fucking movie better win some fucking awards because it's a fucking pain in the ass!"

James Schamus's thanking of GE and the cast and crew "and the unions that protect them" in accepting Brokeback Mountain's Best Feature award was cute.

Wow, it got over early! Clocked in at about 1:49. I wasn't sure I'd make it through the whole thing without being interrupted or called away--this is the first time I've ever watched it semi-live, but I just happened to be here, so.... Sarah Silverman was okay. I like how they're all sitting around tables and eating while the ceremonies are going on. It's like those old AFI Lifetime Achievement Award specials.


Blogger Chris said...

gah, missed it! The ISA are always fun shows. Think they will re-play it on E or something?

3/04/2006 09:54:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

I think they'll replay it on IFC, with roughly the same frequency that MTV replays the Video Awards every year. Seemed that way last year, anyway.

I didn't watch it either.

3/04/2006 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger jaydro said...

Yeah, it's on multiple times Sunday (heck, it's on right now) and then at least a few more times after that. Last year I recorded it after the Oscars and watched it a few days later only to discover that it had gone long so I missed the last 15 minutes or so. I then managed to catch the last airing. *whew*

3/04/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Colin said...

Glad to see Adams win, too. She's my pick at the Oscars as well. She was basically the only one of the nominees to do both great comedic and dramatic acting in her film. I remember seeing her in "Catch Me if You Can" and thinking that she'd be a star. It looks like she's arrived now.

For me, the highlight was Kevin Smith. He's one funny dude.

3/05/2006 07:33:00 AM  

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