In this category there's rarely a shortage of worthy nominees at the annual awards ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sean Penn though has already compiled a body of work worthy of many Lifetime Achievement awards. Between Madonna, Hugo Chavez, the Government of Iran, Raul Castro and Johnny Depp, Penn has had association with more creepy and sleazy people than the whole executive of the federal wing of the Quebec Liberal Party. The convicted wifebeater's bizarre and convoluted speech proved once again that anything intelligent he ever says has been handed to him some time before written in large capital letters:
For those who saw the signs of hatred as our cars drove in tonight,Those were investors in All the King's Men, Sean.
I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect, and anticipate their great shame, and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.Why is it only the liberals? You never hear normal people making soppyeyed speeches about the need for abstinence-based sex education or halving the capital gains tax.
And there are these last 2 things.2? There's hope for this night yet.
I’m very, very proud to live in a country that is willing to elect an elegant man President,An elegant man? Doesn't Lyndon Johnson count? I know that's what I look for in my leaders. You know Barack Obama was praying that Sean didn't say anything too crazy that people might associate with him.
and a country who, for all its toughness, creates courageous artists, and this is in great due respect to all the nominees, creates courageous artists who despite sensitivity that sometimes has brought enormous challenges, Mickey Rourke rises again, and he is my brotherAnd people said Mickey Rourke was punchdrunk.
There was one powerful consolation for the evening, one so important you should mark it down right now on your calendar for next year. That was the liveblog at Big Hollywood, the conservative entertainment blog started earlier thus year by Andrew Breitbart. As Hollywood deteriorates further into a war between paganism and primitivism, following this live blog is the only thing that will make the Oscars watchable in the future.