Hijacking the Oscars — featuring Hollywood Undead, Jason Derulo, Slayer, Mudvayne, Coheed & Cambria and more
Thu, 04 Mar 2010 07:50:08
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Much to our chagrin, The Hangover was not nominated for an Oscar! Come on—the film was a brilliant combination of commercial comedy and "Oh shit!" subject matter we can all relate to—so we feel the Academy needs to get that stick out of its collective ass and start honoring bawdy comedies, too.
In (dis)honor over the massive snubbing that The Hangover removed at the hands of the Academy voting committee, we decided to allow some of our favorite artists to hijack Hollywood's most prestigious honors. While we know that they (and we) have no bearing or influence on the Academy and its decisions, we were happy to let bands like Hollywood Undead, Slayer, Jason Derulo, Coheed and Cambria, KMFDM, Mudvayne and Papa Roach offer their take on a variety of topics besides The Hangover being snubbed!
We asked them what deserving actors and movies were robbed of nominations and which of their songs would be fit for a film and thusly, a possible Oscar nod of their own. Some of the artists we talked to weren't aware of who was nominated or why but that didn't stop 'em from having opinions.
Hey, they're artists. They can dream and be vocal, can't they?
Jason DeRulo: I'd compare moments on my album to some of The Hangover. I've had crazy nights like that before! I did see Avatar too, and I thought it was incredible—just epic. I could do an Avatar music video and be a blue man [Laughs]. Certain moments really captured me in Inglourious Basterds too.
Papa Roach (Jacoby Shaddix): The Hangover is one of the funniest fucking flicks I've ever seen! I was belly-laughing through that whole movie. I went home, and I said to my wife, "Let's have a date night and watch a movie." I smoked a fat ole joint before I went in to watch the flick. My wife is looking at me like, "What's wrong with you why are you laughing so hard?" I said, "This is just some of the funniest shit I've ever fucking seen." I think it was one of the best comedies of this year.!
Mudvayne (Chad Gray): I saw The Hangover, and Alan rules! He fucking cracks me up!
Phoenix (Thomas Mars): We watched The Hangover when we were in the weirdest place in Indiana on a day off with nothing to do. We all saw it together and loved it!
Slayer (Kerry King): Besides The Hangover?! [Laughs] I liked Shutter Island, but I thought it was a bit slow. The Hangover was just awesome. When you see it the first time, it's so awesome, but when you watch it again it's not quite as awesome because you've built it up in your head so much. It's definitely going to be a tour bus movie whenever we start touring again. I liked that flick! We've all been to Vegas. We've all woken up and said, "What the Hell happened?"—not to that extent I don't think, but it was cool to see [Laughs]. Inglourious Basterds was okay—not a favorite.
Coheed and Cambria (Claudio Sanchez): It's tough for me to say, but I would probably go with Inglourious Basterds because the only other nominated film that I've seen is Avatar. I think Avatar was great for the technology, but I'm not so sure of the story. I don't want to pick and not know. My wife saw Precious and said it was pretty sad. When you see Hitler get shot in the head, that's alright [Laughs]. I was a fan of The Hangover! It's hilarious! How could that not be up for something? That's ridiculous. Somebody doesn't like somebody [Laughs].
Chimaira (Andols Herrick): I'm not super into the Oscar thing. I didn't see many movies in the theater this year, I saw Avatar, which got a million nominations, right? As for which of our songs would fit a movie, I would say "Impending Doom," since it's a dark and brooding song, so if there was a movie like it, it would be fitting.
Hollywood Undead (J Dog): I didn't watch them; was Adrian Brody up for any nominations? I saw him yesterday at CVS and I was tripped out. I saw him and thought, "What do I say?" I am not a fan. But I was like "Oh, Shit!" What am I supposed to say? I wanted to ask how Roman Polanski is, since they worked together and he won an Oscar with him, but I thought that would be weird. I have no idea who is nominated. I don't have cable. Oh and the GI Joe trailer has one of our songs in it.
DevilDriver (Jeff Kendrick): Our song "Waiting for November" would be great for a film, because of the epic intro and roller coaster nature of the song. It takes you everywhere you want to go and has a variety of emotions and feelings. And it ends with a kick in the face.
KMFDM (Sascha Konietzko): The Road should have been nominated. Thay's too bad that it didn't. I am a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy and that was his best boo,k and the adaptation was perfect.
Dillinger Escape Plan (Ben Weinman): I haven't seen every movie released in 2010, nor have I seen all the nominated picks. The nominations do seem pretty right on, though. But if Sandra Bullock wins for "Best Actress"’ I will be a little bummed out. She was OK, but just because she helped out a poor inner city kid in a movie doesn't mean she deserves an award. I think people mistake a heart-warming true story with a good film and great acting sometimes. Kind of like the whole "play a retarded person, win an award" type of thing.
As for a DEP song that could be in a movie? Weinman said, "I would say one of the songs on our new record, entitled "Gold Teeth on a Bum" would have been great for The Soloist with Jamie Foxx because he plays a homeless violin player. The song starts out with violin for one, and the truth of the matter is that Jamie Foxx is the richest dude to have teeth that messed up looking, that I have ever seen. That guy needs some gold teeth for real and he sure can afford it."