The mother of all entertainment awards graced our TV presence last night. With the emphasis on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, show MC Chris Rock focused most of his material on diversity in Hollywood. I felt that while many of his points were valid, the joke-telling was hit or miss. That being said, he was a serviceable host. He didn’t start off so hot, but after hitting rock bottom, he regained his footing and somewhat made up for it. Ultimately it was just an okay show (at best) that honored what IMO were a crop of merely good movies. However, it’s still the best award show I have seen this year. This is how low our standards have become.
Here are more of my thoughts:
- New to the awards: presenter fun facts for people who never heard of IMDB
- Also new to the ceremony: the Thanks ticker. This gives winners a chance to make sure they thanks everyone in their lives, and give them time to make that magical shining Oscar moment
- Apparently Mad Max: Fury Road was a good looking movie. Some people didn’t care, though.
- I’m happy our good friend Andy Serkis got his time to shine.
- C-3PO’s arm wasn’t red, meaning this ceremony was non-canonical (though an exception can be made for Jacon Trenblay’s reaction).
- It’s been 20 years since the debut of Toy Story?!
- Confessiongum: I thought Inside Out was overrated.
- Mark Rylance just screwed over everyone’s Oscar pool (assuming Oscar pools were/are/will be a thing)
- Thanks for the comedic boost, Louis.
- Just a great way to introduce a movie about a woman who was kidnapped and sexually abused for almost a decade.
- To think that could have been Thom Yorke winning that Oscar. Also, I don’t know much about Oscar history, but something tells me other gay individuals had won one before.
- OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER
- Spotlight wins. Cookies are devoured.
What did you guys think?