Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The People's Terrible Choices

So, my lovely lady and I were channel-surfing last night - skipping back and forth between terrible television programs - when we came upon The People's Choice Awards.

More specifically the "Favorite Female Movie Star" category.

The nominees? Sandra Bullock in "Crash" (she's very good, but in the movie for, oh, fifteen minutes - tops), Angelina Jolie in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (Jolie's a smokin', purrin', murderin' sex kitten in the film, but the movie's a mindless wash), and Nicole Kidman in "Bewitched" (the single worst movie I saw this year).

That's a bizarre grouping, and I think it says a lot about "The People's" view of women on film. None of the women nominated are "older" actresses, two out of the three films in the mix were average to godawful (and there are many, many people who'd argue that "Crash" is just as bad in a different way - just not me), and the roles which these women had were, well, limited shall we say.

Of course, none of the other categories made much more sense (ie: "Favorite 'Funny' Male Stars Adam Sandler, Will Smith and Chris Rock - what the hell is that all about?).

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