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    Default Arianna Huffington's, Political Oscars 2010: The Envelopes, Please...

    The Oscars are coming up on Sunday, it's time again for our annual salute to -- and mashup of -- this year's noteworthy achievements in the worlds of politics and entertainment, which are getting more and more alike every day.
    The envelopes, please....
    Rewriting of History:
    Best: Brad Pitt and his team assassinate Hitler in Inglourious Basterds
    Worst: Rudy Giuliani and Dana Perino claim there were no terrorist attacks on the U.S. during George W. Bush's presidency in Untruthful Bastards
    Sex Scene:
    Best: Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer's Body
    Worst: John Edwards and Rielle Hunter in their homemade tape
    Bang-to-Buck Ratio:
    Best: Paranormal Activity, which cost under $20,000 to make and has grossed over $180 million worldwide
    Worst: The War in Afghanistan, where we are spending $30 billion a year to take on the 100 al-Qaeda members still there
    Dancing:
    Best: Michael Jackson shows he still has it in This Is It
    Worst: Tom DeLay shows he never had it on Dancing With the Stars
    Creative Story:
    Most: The Time Traveler's Wife
    Least: Toyota blaming fatal sudden acceleration problems on ill-fitting floor mats
    Original Score:
    Best: Michael Giacchino's rousing music for Up
    Worst: Former Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis' $83 million retirement package
    Convincing Performance:
    Most: Jeff Bridges as faded country singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart
    Least: Glenn Beck walking back his claim that President Obama is "a racist"
    Editing:
    Best: The Hurt Locker's keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat pacing
    Worst: Fox News touts large crowds at Tea Party rally, and splices in footage from a larger event held months earlier to sell the lie
    Biggest Fantasy:
    Movies: Avatar
    Politics: "Death panels"
    Best Serious Performance By a Funny Person:
    Movies: With her devastating turn as an abusive parent in Precious, Mo'Nique goes from standup comedian to Oscar frontrunner
    Politics: With his endless-recount win over Norm Coleman, Al Franken goes from Stuart Saves His Family to United States Senator
    Use of a Foreign Location:
    Best: Rome, as seen in Julia Roberts' Duplicity
    Worst: Argentina, as seen in Mark Sanford's Duplicity
    Short Subject:
    Best: Kavi, about a boy born into slavery in modern India
    Worst: Conan O'Brien's run as host of The Tonight Show
    Lamest Speech:
    Movies: George Clooney's backpack rap in Up In the Air
    Politics: Sarah Palin's explanation for her resignation
    Most Honest Performance by a Child:
    Reel: Max Records for his note-perfect turn in Where the Wild Things Are
    Real: Balloon Boy Falcon Heene, for outing the hoax and vomiting twice on national television in Where the Wildly Irresponsible Parents Are
    Crime Scene:
    Best: The hidden room in the field in The Lovely Bones
    Worst: Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates' porch in This Is What Happens to Black Men in America
    Use of Profanity:
    Best: "I know that you disapprove of swearing so I'll sort that out: You are a boring F, star, star, cunt!" - Peter Capaldi in In the Loop
    Worst: (tie): "Fucking retarded!" - Rahm Emanuel to liberal activists; "Tough shit!" - Sen. Jim Bunning to Democrats trying to get him to drop his objection to extending unemployment insurance
    Improvised Scene:
    Best: Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno hits Milan Fashion Week in a Velcro suit
    Worst: Joe Wilson yells "You lie!" during Obama's joint session address on health care
    Bad Guy:
    Most Charming: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
    Least Charming: Dick Cheney
    Performance as a Philandering Husband:
    Best: Bradley Cooper in He's Just Not That Into You
    Worst: (tie) Tiger Woods, David Letterman, Mark Sanford, John Ensign, John Edwards
    Accent:
    Best: Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in Invictus
    Worst: Orly Taitz as herself in Birther
    Performance as a Bloodsucker:
    Best: Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: New Moon
    Worst: (tie) America's credit card, mortgage, and payday loan companies
    Tensest Interview:
    Reel: Col. Hans Landa's multilingual questioning of a French dairy farmer in Inglourious Basterds
    Real: Jon Stewart's masterful evisceration of Jim Cramer on The Daily Show
    Parent/Child Relationship:
    Best: Maggie Gyllenhaal and her son Buddy in Crazy Heart
    Worst: Mackenzie Phillips and her sex partner dad John in WTF?
    Romantic Couple:
    Most: Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci in Julie & Julia -- she knew the way to his heart was through his stomach
    Least: John Ensign and Cynthia Hampton -- his parents knew the way to her heart (and her silence) was $96,000

    Arianna Huffington: Political Oscars 2010: The Envelopes, Please...

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