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Huzzah for Melissa fuckin’ Leo!

February 28, 2011

The Academy Awards are in one sense the epitome of all things counter to the Simon/Overmyer-verse. They are about The Man, the corporatization of cinematic art, film as retail product, etc.

So, yeah, that side of  Oscar sucks.

If there is a good side, it’s that Oscar brings its winners a bigger choice of roles, better recognition, higher prestige, mo’ money. Surely, few actors are more deserving of such good fortune than Melissa Leo.

From all of us, the ones who’ve been been on board this love boat since the Kay Howard days and the ones who only just met Toni Bernette, a big Back of Town congratulations to Ms. Leo on her first Oscar win.

4 Comments
  1. Dexter Johnson permalink
    February 28, 2011 1:05 pm

    Indeed! And …a first! And only the audio was deleted, we all knew exactly what she said.

  2. virgotex permalink*
    February 28, 2011 4:15 pm

    if only John Hawkes took the Best Supp. Actor, all would be well in my private little world of funkily great performers.

  3. brueso permalink
    February 28, 2011 6:52 pm

    Huzzah, indeed! Some times the right things happen to the right people.

    I also agree that Hawkes was really strong, and I would’ve loved to see him win. But Christian Bale was also strong. It would’ve been a hard flip of the coin between those two for me.

  4. doctorj2u permalink
    March 2, 2011 7:03 pm

    I don’t know if this is the place, but I thought others would be interested in this. It is an interview with Anthony Bourdain about writing for “Treme”. I think he was invited because he made the truest TV show about the truth of New Orleans after Katrina. Just my opinion.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/01/anthony-bourdain-dishes-on-writing-for-treme/

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