How Was Your Oscars Weekend?

Now that’s how you do the Oscars.

First, Queen should open every Oscars ceremony from now on. I tuned in specifically to watch them and see if Adam Lambert can pull off being the lead singer. He can!

Then Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Maya Rudolph walk out on stage, and hells yeah I’m going to watch that trio do anything.

Then they present an award! Right away! Things got rolling so quickly and in so entertaining a fashion that I watched the entire show. Even my sister watched with me and she rarely watches TV. It was over by 11:15!

It was a classy, genuinely fun evening full of great performances, touching Oscar speeches, and dare I say it, joy. A true celebration. I mean, Spike Lee jumped on a guy!

I can’t think of any host that could follow that next year. (Except the trio of Amy, Tina, and Maya.) Color me impressed.

And these two–whatever they got, I want some of that.

So. How did I do in my Oscar predictions?

Not great! I guessed one out of six right. Clearly I’m not psychic, nor am I particularly insightful where Hollywood is concerned.

The biggest surprises for me were for Leading Actress and Leading Actor. Olivia Colman–what a delight! Consensus on the interwebs is that she gave the best speech.

And it’s hard not to like Rami Malek.

My only real disappointment was Green Book for Best Picture. Another movie about race written by white guys. Who made some pretty clueless comments after the win.  People are incensed.

Note: hotspur’s last minute reversals were prescient!

So Monsters, did you have fun? Anything surprise you? Did you miss having a host? Were you at a party? What did you eat? Can I come next year?

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8 Responses to How Was Your Oscars Weekend?

  1. taoreader says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s Samuel L. Jackson that Spike Lee jumped on, not just some guy.

  2. nastyemu says:

    For the most part I was pretty happy with how it went. I watched Roma before the show, leaving Vice as the only best picture nominee I haven’t seen. It was really good, I personally put it with The Favourite as a clear step above any of the other nominees. I said on Friday that I thought Green Book would win, so no surprise there. The Academy loves that shit, and Ali and Vigo were fantastic. Having both of them is cheating, and if almost anyone else was reading those lines I doubt Green Book would have even gotten a nomination for Original Screenplay, and certainly wouldn’t have won. I think Original Screenplay is the only one I audibly groaned about.

    Aside from Green Book doing better than it deserves to, I thought the lack of nominations for Beale Street in the major categories was the biggest omission. Watch it if you haven’t. Very happy Regina King got a win for it.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      I have been wanting to see Beale Street. I was surprised it didn’t have very many nominations.

  3. Kate says:

    I did pretty well on my picks! I didn’t get editing right (Bohemian Rhapsody 😳) or best picture (I thought it would be Black Panther) or adapted screenplay or best score. And wimp that I am I fell asleep before the big ones were announced. That duet though. Wow. And Helen Mirren’s gown was so pretty. She always looks nice.

  4. hotspur says:

    Wow, I can’t believe all my predictions were 100% correct! That hardly ever happens to me!

  5. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I missed a pretty big chunk of the awards, and somehow, the Hulu Live TV DVR didn’t record the show, but I saw enough, and will watch a few of the things that I missed online.

    My favorite speech was from the guy who won Best Score. He thanked the director, and said something like, “Twelve years ago, we were in your dorm room working on the score to your short film, and now here we are.” I love it!

    I honestly did not care that there wasn’t a host. I think it was better to just let the presenters do their thing.

    Oh, and Chris Evans helping Regina King walk up to the stage was very sweet.

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