The Oscars. Sheesh. I mean, eleven Oscars to one too long movie with a too diffuse ending? And a movie about Hobbits at that? (Not that I have anything against Hobbits, you understand; this is a diverse blog).
Let's get real, though. Here are some alternative nominations. You'll note that it was a big night for "Weapons of Mass Destruction." But even it didn't win eleven. Not even close.
Best Movie: "Weapons of Mass Destruction"
Best Director: Donald Rumsfeld, "Shock and Awe"
Best Actor: George Bush, "Mission Accomplished"
Best Actress: Condoleezza Rice, "Weapons of Mass Destruction"
Best Supporting Actor: Colin Powell, "Weapons of Mass Destruction"
Foreign Film: "The Weasels," France and Germany
Best Special Effects: "Shock and Awe"
Adapted Screenplay: Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, "In Another Country"
Original Screenplay: Kenneth Adelman, "Cakewalk"
Sound Editing: Al-Qaida, “The Bin Laden Tapes”
Sound Mixing: Howard Dean, "Anger Management"
Costume: "Mission Accomplished"
Makeup: Saddam Hussein, "Monster"
Award of Merit (catering): House of Representatives cafeteria, Freedom Fries.
Award of Merit (best diet): The one Charlize Theron was on
If you have others, please send them in.
Update: Wonkette! doesn't give her an Oscar, but says Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times turned in the worst performance in a presidential debate "since Nixon sweated through his makeup."