90 Years of Oscar, Zero Minutes of Fuck Ups

After last year’s… interesting conclusion, this year’s Oscars presented a safer show, for better or worse.  Everything went off without a hitch, and with the exception of Frances McDormand’s speech and maybe Shape of Water winning over Three Billboards, all expectations were met.  I still haven’t seen either of the aforementioned films, but I have vacation coming up, so maybe I’ll check them out then.  Congratulations to all the winners, including costume designer Mark Bridges and his sick wave runner.

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13 Responses to 90 Years of Oscar, Zero Minutes of Fuck Ups

  1. I only paid attention to the red carpet and cripes, was it boring. So many bland beige/white/pale pink dresses. Allison and Greta Gerwig were my faves.

  2. nastyemu says:

    I hated Three Billboards so much and I’m happy that it didn’t win any non-acting awards. That green screened deer looked awful and I can’t believe they used that scene to highlight Frances McDormand’s performance. Yes I know I’m a hater but you have to find happiness wherever you can.

  3. catweazle says:

    I’m ok with The Shape of Water winning even though it wasn’t my favorite of the nominees. It was a good movie! And it had Michael Shannon in it!

    I am of course very mad that Gary Oldman won because he is a disgusting person and there were so many other good performances in that category. At least Casey Affleck stayed home.

    • nastyemu says:

      They gave Kobe a fucking Oscar!

    • FRQ says:

      Also, hasn’t Winston Churchill been done to death by now? Granted, I have not seen Darkest Hour, but I feel like he’s been the subject of so many works that it feels boring to give someone an Oscar for portraying him, regardless of how good it was.

  4. hotspur says:

    I am very pleased Sam Rockwell won. I didn’t see his movie but he’s the best. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind should have won him the award, maybe. That movie is so undersung.

    That said, I didn’t watch the Oscars. I went to see Black Panther instead. It was very good! It might be in the top 5 superhero movies of all time, is my feeling — a bold statement! — though I still haven’t seen Deadpool or Logan or Winter Soldier, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. So you can judge my judgment: I did like Superman II quite a bit.

  5. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    Overall, I enjoyed the Oscars even though I had only seen a couple of the movies nominated, and I did fast forward through a lot of stuff. I really liked that Sufjan Stevens song, and I look forward to watching Call Me By Your Name even more now.

    I’m all for equality, but calling Hollywood out for not having enough female directors as you are about to present the nominees is really not the time. Natalie Portman did it earlier this year and Emma Stone did it last night. Emma Stone’s came off as more humorous, but I just don’t think it’s fair to the people who got nominated. Why take away from the moment for Jordan Peele, Guillermo del Toro, etc? It’s not their fault that the powers that be didn’t choose more female directors.

  6. FRQ says:

    Another thought about the show: Too many montages. The jet ski bit was amusing, but if they’re really concerned about time, then maybe don’t play 3 minutes of random movie clips to “honor movie audiences”. I mean, 90 years is a milestone, but it’s not 100 years, so calm down.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      I’m such a sucker for montages! I completely agree that if they are worried about time, they need to cut them, but I love a good montage.

      I would rather they let people say their thanks vs. having bits and montages.

      Also, why even pretend it’s only going to last 3 hours? It’s gone over for as long as I can remember. Stop kidding yourselves and block out an extra hour.

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