The Oscars is a strange show. It's outdated but glamorous.
It's ruled by nepotism and full of back slaps and snubs,
and yet 2 billion people (totally unverified number) tune in.
I admit that I didn't watch the whole thing (because 4 hours long - holy shit,
and it was on at 4 in the morning over here) but I have caught
the "highlights" version and I've been googling the Oscars all day.
And since I have nothing better to do, here are some of my observations:
Jennifer Lawrence seems like a genuine, cool and sweet girl.
Flipping press people off, being love-mauled by relatives,
tripping on stairs and accepting the Best Lead Actress Award.
She took it all in her stride. This was definitely her night.
Seth Macfarlane has never deserved any air time, let alone to be hosting
something like the Oscars. What a smug misogynistic frat boy!
I feel that everything I'd like to say about his "jokes" is (thankfully)
already being said all over the Internet today, so I don't have to.
Now, can we please never ever hear from this guy again?
Was Amanda Seyfried stoned? Slow reaction time, paranoid glances
and a constant incredulous or disconnected look on her face.
And that was after she changed out of the dress that made her
"feel like my organs are slowly being pushed out of my body".
Norah Jones made an upbeat song boring by not once flashing a smile.
And why was she all alone on stage, couldn't they have given her some
back-up dancers? Tap dancers would have been perfect in that number.
Semi-host Kristin Chenoweth played the typical over the top American,
and was constantly joking (screeching) about how small she is.
Length wise and weight wise. Throughout the entire night.
Somehow the ever serious Daniel Day Lewis made the best joke all night
(which I guess wasn't hard when competing with Seth Macfarlane)
when he quipped about switching roles with Meryl Streep as Thatcher.
The entire cast of Les Misérables got on stage and performed.
Unfortunately Russel Crowe (and some others) still can't sing.
Unlike Adele, who performed Skyfall and who can usually
take the house down, but who was unfortunately drowned out
by the orchestra (through some faulty tv sound mixing?)
Did you catch the Oscars? What did you love and loathe about it?