Oscars Night—Alibi and Louie's Rock-N-Reels are proudly sponsoring the 13th Annual Acadamy Awards Benefit at the historic Lobo Theater in Nob Hill this Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of and funds for P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Wonderful Support), a New Mexico AIDS Service program that provides supplemental pet food and veterinary care for companion animals of seriously ill people. Tickets are $20 for the event only ($5 off with student ID) or $50 for the event plus a three-course prix-fixé dinner at Zinc Bistro. The Oscars will be projected onto the Lobo's giant screen and there will be tons of movie-related doorprizes to be won. In addition, a silent auction in the theater's lobby will give attendees a chance to bid on items donated by local merchants. For dinner reservations and event info, call 232-7510.
“The 77th Annual Academy Awards” on ABC
Naysayers are already predicting that this year's Oscars will be among the lowest-rated in years. The main problem is being chalked up to a rather lackluster year in film. The top films this year are all pretty good, but almost none of them is knock-you-out fabulous. Sure, the Academy could have given us an epic battle between Jesus and Michael Moore, pitting The Passion of the Christ against Fahrenheit 9/11 in the Best Picture category, but nooooo.
The Week in Sloth
“16 Lb. Tumor” (Discovery Health 7 p.m.) God bless you, DHC and your continuing efforts to gross me the hell out.
“Star Without Makeup” (KASA-2 8 p.m.) This hour-long special features pictures of movie stars without their makeup on. That's it. ... You know, I used to think the FOX network was run by monkeys. Dumb monkeys. Now I'm starting to think it's run by a less intelligent animal. Like armadillos. Drunk armadillos.
Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A. (Cartoon Network 9 p.m.) For those of you who felt that the original Kangaroo Jack was far too realistic comes this cartoon sequel.
Razzies Razz Oscar for 25 Years
An interview with Golden Raspberry Awards founder John Wilson
The red carpet may be a little worn, the Harry Winston “diamonds” are glittering cubic zirconias and the dresses are off the rack. You'd never see an awards ceremony like this on television. But, then again, this is no ordinary awards ceremony.
2005 Golden Raspberry Award Nominees
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Ben Affleck—Jersey Girl and Surviving Christmas
George W. Bush—Fahrenheit 9/11
Vin Diesel—Chronicles of Riddick
Ben Stiller—Along Came Polly, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Envy and Starsky & Hutch
Hilary Duff—Cinderella Story and Raise Your Voice