Monday, February 25, 2013

The Oscars

Did you watch the Oscars last night?  What did you think?

I'm a big movie fan, so the awards mean something to me.  But I was disappointed by the show.  The host was lame (and sexist).  The tribute to James Bond movies was weak.  Even the usually teary In Memoriam segment overlooked a giant (Andy Griffith).  And it was sheer nepotism to devote so much time to a movie from a decade ago ("Chicago") merely because the producers of the ceremony previously made that film.

What do you think?

Here are the winners:

Best Picture: "Argo"
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Best Director: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Animated Feature Film: "Brave"
Cinematography: "Life of Pi"
Documentary Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man"
Documentary Short: "Inocente"
Original Score: "Life of Pi"
Original Song: "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
Best Adapted Screenplay: "Argo"
Best Original Screenplay: "Django Unchained"


  1. I watched! I like Seth MacFarlane and can deal with his jokes because he makes fun of everyone (no singling anybody out). However, there is a time and place for his brand of humor and I don't think the Oscars is it. I felt it was extremely tacky (even though I was glued to the show).

    One thing I did note is that the women were all so graceful. Even when Jennifer Lawrence fell, she handled it like a lady. And, Anne Hathaway ... Omg, so elegant!

  2. I don't watch these shows because I have a hard time viewing the glitzy over the top over sensationalized focus on the industry in general. Although I do appreciate film as an art form and appreciate the talent and amount of work that goes into it, I just think Hollywood over-celebrates themselves and the world over-idolizes it.

  3. I agree on all accounts - Seth was lame, I also was unhappy the In Memoriam left out Jerry Nelson who worked with the Muppets (and they did movies, plenty of them). But I was pleased with a majority of the awards, I thought they were pretty well deserved.

  4. I relate the Oscars to you because if your Oscars Party. After i read that post I have wanted to throw an Oscars party.
    I did not watch it - i fell asleep !
    I thought the FLIGHT WOULD win something...

  5. I have been watching the Oscars every year since 1982 (I even watched them on my honeymoon). I thought it was an okay show - I liked that the awards were fairly evenly distributed among all the movies - no blowouts. I'm sad that there is so little risk-taking on the red carpet anymore.

  6. I never watch award shows, there is just always something else on that I want to watch. But, I am so glad that bloggers do because I can get the scoop the next day, hehehe. I am sorry it was so lame this year, I hope they learn from this.

  7. Didn't watch.. I usually don't watch those. I just see afterwards who got the awards :)

  8. Oh I'm so, so glad Anne Hathaway won the Best Supporting Actress award! Les Miserables was so good and her performance was just sublime.

  9. I kept falling asleep, haha. I did see the Chicago tributes and wondered what was up with that...pretty lame reason to tribute a film, if you ask me. Oh, well. There's always next year? Haha!

  10. I didn't watch it since I dislike the host. I did wind up, inadvertently, following it on twitter and intentionally following the red carpet on ONTD. I think the awards were expected, the dresses a bit dull, and bahhumbug I don't watch award shows anyway. It's just fun to imagine wearing such a pretty dress somewhere.

  11. darn.. I missed seeing them last night- was driving home from the weekend away-- thanks for the update. And by the way- that dress you posted on Friday is amazing!! it looks incredible on you and is a beautiful dress!! great kitchen too :)

  12. i watched the gypsy sisters marathon on TLC instead. i always pick trashy over classy haha.


  13. Meh, I turned it off halfway through the show. Something just felt off this year. I wasn't into it.

  14. I watched....and agree with you. Didn't like the host. Thought the opening was neeeeever going to end.
    Three highlights off the top of my head: Shirly Bassey, Barbara Streisand, Ben Affleck.
    "You can't hold grudges. It's hard, but you can't hold grudges. And it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, 'cause that's gonna happen. It matters how you get up."

  15. i felt the same. it felt more like the tonys (i love the tonys, but this is a totally different occasion).

  16. I think I want to know what de heck was going on with Renee Zellweger :o

  17. hey, I agree that it wasn't as great as other but I'm also glad the Anne Hathaway won but what was she wearing lol!?