Oh, the Oscars, often the bane and joy of my existence depending on the films that win the night overall. This year, I was surprised how well I actually predicted the wins this year…well except for Rango. Apparently lizard-Westerns have more appeal than I gave them credit for.
For best film, let’s admit it. The Artist deserved it, and it was wonderful to see it win for both Best Film, Best Director, and even have one of its stars get Best Actor. I hope more films get made like this one – with strong story, actors, and lots and lots of love and care put into every scene. Maybe if they did, we wouldn’t have gotten Green Lantern.
Octavia Spencer looked so happy to get her Oscar! And damn if she didn’t earn it! Her performance was heart-breaking and wonderful – I wanted her to win so badly, and it’s great to see such a hard-working actress get her recognition after one of the best films of her career.
Thankfully, Meryl Streep knows what I think of her win – i.e. that she doesn’t deserve it – so she can have tonight, and her third Oscar. But everyone else in the category was better than her in their respective movies is all I’m saying. Be forewarned Academy, I will start a petition to put a cap on her nominations. Don’t make me do it.
Dujardin, my man! GOOD ON YOU DUDE! Truly genial! BASK IN THE GLOW WHILE YOU CAN! Cause unless you’re in more American films, you’re not likely to get another one of those.
Christopher Plummer – oldest person to get an Oscar? Wow! Well, Hell, better late than never, right? And it’s okay Jonah Hill, you’ve got your whole career ahead of you, you’ll attain an Oscar someday! Though, word of advice, you wouldn’t do it acting like an idiot on movies like 21 Jump Street. Just saying, you can do a lot better, you’ve proved that much.
Woody Allen, just so you know, now that the Academy has your Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, you’ve never getting it. That’s the thing about being at the Oscars – its the only way to guarantee it goes home with you rather than being melted down to forge a Grammy or a Tony.
Hugo won like all the technical awards, which is both well deserved and crazy at the same time. How did that even happen? Did the voters just get lazy?
Thankfully, the song that won for the Best Original was “Man or Muppet” cause I would have flipped tables if the awesome of Jason Siegel, Jim Parsons, and Muppets lost to stupid animated birds and Sergio Mendes. You’ve got your awards Sergio Mendes, now go away.
Billy Crystal is hilarious – one hell of a host. Not too gimmicky but with a lot of humor, fun, and energy. Emma Stone was also surprisingly funny, and good for her for psuedo-putting Ben Stiller in his place. And oh Robert Downey Jr, you’re just as strangely hilarious as ever…but you just gave Ricky Gervais more material for his next awards show. And who says Bridesmaids don’t have class? Playing drinking games at the Oscars is perfectly acceptable.
Overall, a really good year! I am pleased with all, especially the awesome Cirque Du Soleil performance. Here’s looking forward to the 85th! Til then, Starshine out!