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Celebrating Misbehavin’ Oscar-style

Posted by joyinhome on March 8, 2010

Shout out to the ladies of Oscar who made history! Talk about misbehavin’…

Kathryn Bigelow: This director made history last night as the first woman to win Oscar in the category of Best Director. I have not seen The Hurt Locker but after learning about the impetus of this film, I will do so immediately.

Sandra Bullock: I have loved ‘Sandy’ since seeing interviews of her during the Crash promotion. Love her or hate her, she is real. Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real-life woman that she played, misbehaved in so many ways…if you didn’t see The Blind Side, check it out. P.S. Loved her shout out to the mothers!

Mo’Nique: And last but certainly not least, the Queen of Comedy, Ms. Mo’Nique. Her acceptance speech defined misbehavin’ and is a testament of who she is and will continue to be. Loved her homage to Hattie McDaniel.

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4 Responses to “Celebrating Misbehavin’ Oscar-style”

  1. Joyinhome said

    I forgot to mention not one but two shout outs to our nation’s troops made by Bigelow. Let us never forget or minimize the sacrifice made by the military and their families.

  2. espressodog said

    I can’t help but sigh at the celebration of another woman first, in an industry that is up to its ears in talented women. As long as there have been movies, there have been women in movies. The first commerical moving picture came out in 1898 (thank you wikipedia), but it took until 2010 to recognize a woman director. What about making movies is sex-linked? Could there possibly have been discrimination at work? Should we blame this on women’s choices like we do the gender wage gap? After all women choose to make “chick” flicks and it is not until a woman makes a war movie that she is seen as award worthy.

    sigh…

  3. gansie said

    i was actually about to write an entire post about espressodog’s comment:

    “””After all women choose to make “chick” flicks and it is not until a woman makes a war movie that she is seen as award worthy.”””

    i also thought it was interesting that the first woman director to win an oscar won it for a very “masculine,” violent, war film. i actually think there was only one woman in the film, and she was in it for 5 minutes in the end.

  4. Why DO people hate Sandra Bullock? I have never heard it explained. Nice Oscar shout-out — how about a side-by-side photo of Hattie and Mo’Nique? Enjoying this tribute to women’s achievements. Keep it up!

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