My Thoughts On The Oscars As They Happen!

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The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"

Hilarious Billy Crystal pretaped montage of spoofs. To Octavia Spencer as she serves him pie: "It's your duty!"

Another friend: "This is already better than the Anne Hathaway one!"

The first two awards went to the stunning-looking Hugo. But don't worry, The Artist is going all the way. The Oscar voters love anything French (especially fries).

W.E. didn't win for costumes. Madge can't say "my Oscar-winning movie" after all.

British icon prosthetics showdown: Margaret Thatcher beat Harry Potter for Best Makeup! And Albert Nobbs could have used more razor stubble.

A friend: "Sandra Bullock always looks like she's about to cry." Well, the Oscars probably bring back horrid memories of the Jesse James mess.

Looks like Jessica Chastain is with her mother. So she's a gay man!

The Mr. Ed theme, the Wizard of Oz skit. This show is for really old people! Like me!

I have no idea what that Cirque de Soleil number had to do with anything, but it was amazing. Take note, Spider-Man.

Christopher Plummer wins for playing a man who comes out at 75 and bags a hot boyfriend. I should have waited to come out!

Angelina is standing in a come-hither way that says "F**k me." Does she walk around the house like that?

J. Lo's ass is competing with her nipple -- and Angelina's leg -- for Body Part That Will Make the Most Late-Night Monologues Tomorrow.

Don Rickles looked hotter than Warren Beatty. Did you ever think that would happen?

I knew the women with the acid in their face would win. Last year, it was kids with cleft palates or something.

Meryl looks like an Oscar!

This show is skewing so old. But there are younger folks coming up. The death montage!

Best Actor is Jean Dujardin. I foolishly stuck to my choice of Clooney. Clearly, all the SAG winners go on to win Oscars. The element of surprise is nil.

No, scratch that. Yay, Meryl! I am so happy to have been wrong in my prediction. What a feel-good moment. The right choice! Who else could have made you feel for Margaret Thatcher?

And as predicted, The Artist copped the big one. French people are being allowed to take over Hollywood -- as long as they make silent films.


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28 comments
bsomers
bsomers

Shame on the academy for not having a proper tribute to Elizabeth Taylor as they did in 2004 for Katharine Hepburn.  They could have had Meryl or Barbra [who looked awful in the taped bit] come out and do a special tribute to this grande dame and AIDS activist.  Instead, we sit through a boooooring segment with Cirque de Soleil.

Musto
Musto

The best looking, I thought, were Penelope Cruz (old-style glamour) and Rooney Mara (just edgy enough for this crowd). J Lo looked hot too, in a very Escuelita-like way. Janet McTeer's dress was unfortunate. She should have consulted Jane Lynch on how to do tall, butch glamour. And Angelina was hot, but her chicken leg was too thin and her face was shiny.

Vodkastinger
Vodkastinger

Love it!  couldn't have said it better myself!

Musto
Musto

But overall, the telecast was too old, too tasteful, and too dull. I'm all for old, but as a friend said, they should have done it right and gotten old stars like Olivia de Havilland and Doris Day to come out!

Musto
Musto

Also LOVED Meryl's speech, which was warm and beautiful. She's class all the way. I was surprised she didn't thank Iron Lady's director (who also did Mamma Mia), but she started by acknowledging her husband, went on to shower adoration onto her longtime hairdresser (the important thing!), and wrapped up with a sweet message about the love and friendship in the business. Sandra Bullock looked like she was going to break down crying.

Musto
Musto

True.

PS: I loved Jennifer Coolidge's bit in the Wizard of Oz sketch. She always slays me. And Chris Rock was very funny talking about how easy animation is to do, but how blacks get relegated to playing donkeys or zebras.

Ewww
Ewww

CNN was tweeting about how excited they were to have you on this morning to talk Oscars, but I guess the school shooting has pre-empted everything.

latenitebump
latenitebump

nice comment about mister freeman but can we expect better?

Jhawkblue
Jhawkblue

"The Artist copped the big one. French people are being allowed to take over Hollywood..." That "French" movie was the only one of the Best Picture nominees to be shot entirely in Hollywood. Jean Dujardin will be moving to California soon.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

My dogs stayed up past their bedtime just to see Uggie.

Pretty good, funny show overall.

Noticed where Carol Leifer, a comedienne from what? 15, 20 years ago, and a good one, was on Crystal's writing staff.

When the commercials came on, switched to TCM for "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

Made for some interesting contrasts.

Drysdale
Drysdale

I know. And each set of presenters went on so long to fill time.

Theatertlk
Theatertlk

Why do they give air time to acrobats instead of giving the humanitarian award LIVE to Oprah (or even performing the Muppets' song)?

Rc61austin
Rc61austin

The first half of the show was going as slow as Mrs. Butterworth's syrup.

Amber
Amber

Ughs.  Angelina.  The hand on the hip with the leg thrown out pose was awkward.

Amber
Amber

I was wondering what you thought of it, and now I know! :)

Dercolonel
Dercolonel

The pretaped medley set high expectations but the song medley was meh.

Diesel
Diesel

Loving the show! 

Queer Heaven
Queer Heaven

Speaking of Doris Day... why hasn't she been awarded a lifetime award?? 

Ewww
Ewww

But you were great on CNN Int'l yesterday.

Drysdale
Drysdale

What Whitney tribute? The two second shot of her?

Ty
Ty

She may have turned it down because she doesn't want to appear in a show like this. She does leave the house but doesn't want to "go public".

Bea
Bea

Yes. Nancy Kelly can accept it for her.

Mae Swazey
Mae Swazey

That shouldn't matter.  At the 1954 oscars Greta Garbo was awarded a special oscar. You think SHE showed up to get it?  (Nancy Kelly--Christine Penmark herself--accepted for Garbo.)  So I say give Doris an oscar!

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