Friday, December 21, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1996)

The English Patient has a lot of fans—after all, it was a popular winner when the Academy gave it the Oscar for best picture—but like Elaine on Seinfeld, I do not count myself among them.

"How could you not love that movie?"

"How about, it sucked?"

As somebody observed at the time, The English Patient is Casablanca turned on its head, with the problems of the world not amounting to a hill of beans to three crazy, mixed-up people. It's okay with me if you love it, but if you're looking for it to win an alternate Oscar, you'll have to read a different blog.

winner: Lone Star (prod. R. Paul Miller and Maggie Renzi)

PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Fargo (prod. Ethan Coen)

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: Ridicule (prod. Frédéric Brillion , Philippe Carcassonne and Gilles Legrand)

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting)

winner: Emily Watson (Breaking The Waves)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Frances McDormand (Fargo)

winner: John Sayles (Lone Star)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Joel Coen (Fargo)

winner: Steve Buscemi (Fargo)

winner: Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies)

winner: John Sayles (Lone Star)


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Now I want to go watch Fargo again and it's all your fault. So many flat-out superb scenes. Take that home scene with the pregnant cop and her husband making breakfast for her & the car not starting? Perfect.

Mythical Monkey said...

I blame the Coen Brothers -- for making such a fine feature film!

But I blame me for everything else.