Friday, February 24, 2006

Oscar Telecasts Now Get Their Own Awards

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If the Academy Awards are really about celebrating the people behind motion pictures, then surely the telecasts deserve some honors of their own.

At least that’s the thought of Kim Morgan, a columnist for the movie ticketing site, who has created her own “Best In Show” awards for her favorite Oscar moments.

For instance, Morgan says the moment during the 1989 telecast where Snow White sings “Proud Mary” with Rob Lowe wins the dubious honor of “Worst Musical Production Number,” while David Niven’s comment on the 1973 show when a naked man streaked past him – “The only laugh that man will get in his life is by streaking and showing his shortcomings” – is the hands-down winner for “Greatest Oscar Quip.”

Meanwhile, James Cameron gets the “Biggest Ego Award” for yelling, “I’m king of the world!” during his 1998 acceptance speech for Titanic and Halle Berry gets the “Greatest Cry Award” for her 2002 acceptance speech for Monster’s Ball.

Finally, Morgan rates Jack Palance’s decision to do one-handed push-ups upon winning the 1991 Best Supporting Actor Award for City Slickers as “The Greatest, Insane Oscar Speech – Ever.”

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