Best Speech of The Night

Categories: Oscars

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I'll give that honor to Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence.

She was succinct, sweet, and sincere--everything a speech should be, including acknowledging the four losers, but not in a patronizing, humiliating way.

And she did this even after falling on her face on the way up to the podium, and making a light-hearted reference to that mishap.

Daniel Day-Lewis was also wonderful, especially with his opening joke about Meryl being the original choice for Lincoln and himself for Margaret Thatcher. Levity from the grand man Daniel Day-Lewis! Who knew?

Ben Affleck was good too--his voice was emotional and he was breathy and shaky and all that we want from an emotional underdog-turned-frontrunner winner like that.

(And thanking Jennifer Garner for working on their marriage was wonderfully honest.)

As for Anne Hathaway?

Not as bad as some people feared. Not terribly cloying or cutesy or self aware.

But she listed way too many names!

Name name name name name. And furthermore, name name name name name.

And it seemed like there was no prioritizing. The director's name was simply included in a list of a whole bunch of other names!

Oy. In that case, just say "Thanks, all" and move on.

Still, congrats to Anne and everyone else. I found the evening extremely not horrible--and you can quote me.

And so can name name name name name.


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11 comments
service52
service52

seth deed a good job in the oscar 

candyass
candyass

Who was that guy wit the Kilt? He was awesome

williamHK
williamHK

She's uncouth, flashing the bird in the press room and baiting her competition on SNL.  She fell on purpose to guarantee sympathy and that she'll be in future Oscar moments shows.  She's ordinary and the dress was too much for a young unsophisticated girl like her.

LiquidSky
LiquidSky

Go, ANG LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You The Man!

cellsumfrost
cellsumfrost

The Only name that needs to be mentioned is  Musto! Musto Musto Musto Musto Musto Musto Musto Musto Musto Musto Musto Musto

jackson30
jackson30

I agree that the "working on our marriage" thing was so weird but kind of real.

bethesda
bethesda

Daniel the best, Jennifer second best, Affleck a mess but sweet.

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