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post-oscar thoughts

* Damn, I missed most of the opening number! Will have to youtube it later tonight.
* At first, I was iffy on the new past-winners-pay-tribute-to-current-nominees format but I like it. Watching Anne Hathaway getting all verklempt was worth it. Some tributes were really heartfelt, others just read off a teleprompter (looking at you, Kidman).
* Good idea of bunching all the awards into categories and having the same presenter for them.
* Tina Fey & Steve Martin were hilarious.
* Black's speech after winning the screenplay Oscar was beautiful.
* I love musicals and I'm all for more Singing!and!Dancing!Hugh (plus Zac) but DAMN, that number was a hot mess. Beyonce needs to GO AWAY NOW. It went on way too long and I hated how they mashed all the songs together. TPTB decided there wasn't enough time to properly perform the 3 nominated songs but had time for that crap?
* Best Song performances - man, if I was AR Rahman, I would've been a nervous wreck! Go up to accept an award (poor guy's joke totally fell flat), go perform and then accept again! So glad "Jai Ho" won though. Again, that ending mash-up was HORRIBLE.
* LOL @ Jack Black's quip about doing Dreamwork animation films but bets on Pixar
* WAY TOO MANY MONTAGES!!
* The camera work during the In Memorian tribute was atrocious; couldn't read the names for a lot of them.
* Stiller's Joaquin was pretty funny and the Franco/Rogan Pineapple Express guys were OK.
* The Ledger family accepting the award of Heath's behalf *sniffles*
* Kate's Dad's whistle FTW!!! THAT was awesome! V happy Kate won, too :)
* After being a predictable Oscar so far, was surprised that Penn won over Rourke. DeNiro's tribute was gold. LOL @ him calling the Academy a bunch of "commie homo-loving sons of guns" and "I know I make it hard sometimes for you to like me". While I understand & appreciated what SP was trying to do, with his comments on Prop 8 and the like, the delivery left something to be desired.
* Yay for Slumdog winning!! And the little kids were there!! In tuxes!! Awwwwwwww
* And a big thank you for CTV for airing The Amazing Race an hour early so I could watch both (that pie-smashing task was hilarious!)

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jerseybelle77
Feb. 23rd, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
The In Memoriam mess pissed me off so bad. Why couldn't they just show the damn montage and be done with it?

I personally like the montages, so that didn't bother me. But Beyonce... seriously, just go away. I have an irrational hate of that girl. And she doesn't need to be going any where near musical theater classics.

I don't know who I expected to win best actor. I voted (for my little competition with my sister to see who can pick the most winners) for Brad Pitt just because he was the one I most wanted to see get up and talk.
shing_
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
I like montages, too, but near the end, I was getting tired of them.

ITA about wanting to see Brad Pitt win an award just to hear the speech. I'm pretty confident his day will come, hopefully sooner than later.
allzugern
Feb. 23rd, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
shing_
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links! The opening was great and I love how you can see Hugh trying not to laugh in certain places. I didn't realize that he ended it with "I'M WOLVERINE!" That's awesome!!
phetch
Feb. 24th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
I agree with the In Memoriam stuff- I couldn't read the names on half of them. I will help you make Beyonce go away now if you have a plan.... so over her.
shing_
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
I flipped into the In Memorian segment a bit late and I originally thought it was Beyonce singing again which made want to gag. Then I realized it was Queen Latifah and I apologized LOL

Beyonce being there just felt like such desperation. You know she wants an Oscar (and she's probably so pissed that JHud got one and she didn't).
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