“When Tom Hooper received the Best Director Oscar last night, I died a little inside. Fincher didn’t move, but then again, he didn’t really move at all last night. I wondered if he was perhaps dead in his chair and someone had painted eyes on his eyelids. Maybe he was thinking that this was all crap and it didn’t matter. Maybe he saw the hype train go down the tracks for The King’s Speech and knew what was already going to happen. I heard all the talk. I heard the rallying cries behind The King’s Speech, but still I fought. You’re crazy, I thought. How could you not award Fincher for The Social Network? Everything in that picture was perfect. If you truly look at a Director being at the helm of the entire creative process, then Fincher was the guy. The acting, editing, writing, cinematography and music were all perfect. Nothing more outstanding than the rest. Just a perfect balance. I thought it was a no-brainer that he would win the award. But then everyone began to talk. King’s Speech this and King’s Speech that. Yes it’s a good movie. Yes the performances were great. But it was familiar. It was easy. I can confidently say I have never seen a movie like The Social Network. I have seen several movies like The King’s Speech. So I began to resign myself to the inevitable and I said to myself and anyone who would listen - if The King’s Speech gets best picture, I’m fine with that. Just don’t screw Fincher.”—
“Yes, I am very disappointed about Best Picture. But I am just stunned that David Fincher didn’t win, just absolutely stunned. This just proves it is all about campaigning and nothing else. It’s just a popularity contest.”—Kevin Spacey (via chipsandnuts)
The Best Picture Oscar goes to... the film from which the producers of the Oscar telecast took the audio of the titular moment and laid it over footage from the other nine nominated films in what was the absolute worst example of foreshadowing EVER.