I Talked Oscars on CNN This Morning

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And here are some saucy samplings of what I said.

About Melissa Leo's F-word:

"It was in keeping with her character in The Fighter. And it was the only sign of life all night. It's just sad that it was the highlight of the whole telecast and you couldn't hear it! You had to read her lips!"


On the hosts:

"Franco zoned out, so Hathaway overcompensated by punching up the jokes -- and there were no jokes."


On the deadening predictability of the winners:

"The Oscars used to be the last word. Now it's the word after that!"


And as for how to fix it:

"Get rid of 'Best Song.' Schedule the awards before the Golden Globes. And serve booze, like the Globes do -- including to us at home!"


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16 comments
Glamor
Glamor

People are being way too hard on poor Melissa Leo. Even trailerpark trash should get one day in the sun.

Seerina
Seerina

Such a shame; she ruined it for me. I listened to her interview on NPR Friday and was really looking forward to seeing her at the Oscars. But her acceptance speech was truly one of the most cringe-worthy moments of the evening. That..and her dress. Both completely tasteless and classless.

egghumor
egghumor

Lordy, Leo's fake shock and incoherance was nauseating. The show itself was an excrutiating embarrassment.

DKNY
DKNY

I take RUM & coke sweetheart, & leave the bottle please.

Hotsy Totsy
Hotsy Totsy

Franco and Hathaway will continue to be what I feel got them the hosting gig in the first place - respected, popular (both in the industry and with fans) and likeable. Their fans are happy to have seen them and probably only made their fans like them even more.

Loins
Loins

Ratings down 9% from last year. You were right, Musto. A disaster.

Musto
Musto

Well, last year Mo'Nique got a lot of flack for not campaigning. Maybe she's still pissed about that. The whole thing is crazy because this year Melissa Leo got flack for campaigning!

You can't win--though they both did.

Gregorama
Gregorama

And speaking of handing out the Best Supporting awards, what is the REAL story with M'Oni'Que not showing up to hand out the Best Supporting Actor award? Supposedly, she turned them down...has the real dirt come out yet? Traditionally, the previous year's winner is supposed to present it...the official story is that Christopher Waltz is "filming overseas". I demand the REAL STORY!

Paddy
Paddy

No, they were probably calling for Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael intercepted the call, but then Kirk grabbed it out of HIS hand.

Musto
Musto

I don't even want to know.

I'm wondering if they actually called for Michael Douglas to be on the show and Kirk intercepted the call.

Musto
Musto

Agreed that she was "acting" surprised that she said it. (And having to apologize is ridiculous. Why apologize for the night's highlight--and for something that was bleeped anyway?) But again, I'll cut her slack because of the whole Kirk Douglas buildup to the announcement of the winner, which threw everything topsy turvy.

DKNY
DKNY

i hav no idea who let mr douglas out of the home & to blab what seemed 4ever in jibberish, oy vey !

Gregorama
Gregorama

Agreed...and I hadn't noticed the earlobes until just Googling them...YIKES! They really are something special, aren't they?!

Gregorama
Gregorama

I think the most fucked-up....OH! SORRY! Can't BELIEVE I just said that! I think the most messed-up thing is that Leo, in the worst acting of the year, slapped her hand over her mouth and pretended like she couldn't believe that the word just "slipped out". And now she's on her "apology tour". GIVE US A BREAK! How stupid does she think we are? If you want to be tacky, be tacky...but don't insult the audience by playing us for idiots.

Ben
Ben

Everything you said is true and then some. But serving booze would probably make the whole thing even more self indugent.

Riffraff
Riffraff

Saw it. Loved when the host said "This was a snarky segment--and we loved it!"

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