And now, the Oscar for Best Motion Picture…. goes to… The Artist!
As I hunkered down to watch the Oscars yesterday, the first time I had ever watched it alone due to pressing deadlines on my end, I remembered the last time I sat down to watch a global event unfold on TV. It was when Carmageddon was predicted when the 405 freeway had to close for a day in LA last summer. I thought about it a few days before and decided to go through my vast collection of digital images of bad album covers and match them to the demolition/construction events as they occurred in real time. Last night, as soon as I saw Mila Jovovich be the first star to walk down the red carpet…
…I realized I could take the same approach to the Oscars as Carmageddon as the stars continued to arrive:
I pride myself on being a daredevil artist, ready to field any creative challenge thrown down in seconds. So as the Oscars were announced, I gave myself between the time the presenter walked on stage til the moment the winner was announced to scan through close to 5000 images and pick the appropriate stinker LP cover for each category. Here then are The Allee Willis Museum Of Kitsch Oscar winners, in the order I posted them but starting with the after party and final award, and ending with the stars arriving earlier in the day:
Have fun at the after parties!:
Best Motion Picture:
Best Animated Film:
Best Original Screenplay:
Best Original Song:
Best Original Score:
The inevitable speech by the head of the Academy:
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Special Effects:
Best Sound Mixing:
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Foreign Film:
Best Costume Design:
Sasha Baron Cohen wasn’t the only one who arrived carrying something:
The actors are looking especially fabulous:
Fashions continue to astound:
The stars are in exquisite fashions:
Congratulations to all the Allee Willis Museum Of Kitsch Oscar winners!
Wow– this if the first I’ve seen of a real Sam Sachs album. Some friends of mine gave me a Sam Sachs cassette tape years ago and it’s beyond wonderful. I didn’t know he actually recorded something professionally.
I never heard of Sam Sachs before this. What’s his story?
There’s not much background on the guy but he definitely is for real and not a put-on. I found some info on this site below which also allows you to click to hear some of his songs. If I can find my cassette I’ll send it to you, because his rendition of New York, New York is… well, you can imagine.
I listened to some of those samples. OMG, how did I ever miss THIS guy??
Listened. Speechless. I seem to recall a Mrs. “somethin'” that recorded an album just because she could. funny stuff.
These are great Allee. Why do “The Brothers Johnson” seem so familiar to me?
The Brothers Johnson had a big hit with Shuggie Otis’ Strawberry Letter 23.
These covers are pretty fantastic. You’ve been keeping these goodies a secret. I’ve never seen some of them before.
Because they were massive in the early 80′s. produced by Quincy Jones.