I wasn’t going to post anything about last night’s Oscar awards, but then my friend Matt wrote to tell me that one of my favorite actors, Patrick McGoohan, hadn’t been included in the In Memoriam section. And, now, I feel obligated to say something, if only to further ingratiate myself to the ghost of the man who gave us The Prisoner… Seriously, how do you leave out one of the greatest actors to have ever spoken the English language? No offense to Rudy Ray Moore, but I can see snubbing Dolemite. How do you leave out Patrick McGoohan, though, especially after he tossed that fancy lad out the castle window Braveheart?
In the defense of the Academy, they did include Vampira in their montage, though, which was great, but it’s hard for me to believe that they could forget someone of McGoohan’s importance.
So as not to leave on a bad note, here are two interesting clips from last night’s ceremony. The first is of Ben Stiller doing an impression of Joaquin Phoenix 3.0. And the second is of Steve Martin and Tina Fey poking fun at Scientology… Which of the two was your favorite?