You know I'd be watching the Oscars yesterday. That's what I do right?
To start off though, they cut the red carpet to only a half hour. That is the best part. I like seeing what everyone is wearing. For the most part I didn't see much that people should be ashamed of. Most were pretty nicely dressed. I am sure though that by cutting the red carpet coverage down to a half hour they only showed the good stuff.
It didn't seem like there were very many 'stars' there either. Most of the Oscars are given to the cinematographer and the art director. Or costumes or make-up... Get the picture. It was almost boring. And who wants to see some weird guy (who noone knows) talk about his family or who ever. One guy did get up there are personally thank someone who was left of the credits at the end of the film inadvertantly. Oh, let that be me. Noone reads those anyway, and to have you name mentioned at the Oscars, that's a big deal!
Hugh Jackman did an amazing job. Really, the singing and dancing numbers he did in the show were the highlights of the night. The opening number with Anne Hathaway was especially my favorite. He did a song and a dance that kind of 'summed up' some of the movies nominated for different awards that night. I bet you could You Tube it and see it, it was good.
I don't understand why they give an award for best screen writer. Cause seriously, the person acting the scene is going to make or break it for you. You could be the best screen writer in the world and the actor could just suck and completely ruin your 'good' work.
The worst part of the entire evening or maybe it shares the worst with Sean Penn... But the guy who wrote "Milk" got up and goes on and on about how he was so grateful for his parents having the courage to move him out of a "conservative, Mormon community" in Texas (he said the town, but I don't recall it at the moment) and moving him to California where he could live his life freely as he was intended to live it. I take from that, that he has an 'alternative' lifestyle. I take offense to that. Why did he have to specifically mention 'Mormon' in his comments. Cause really, we are accepting of people, just don't let them get married. And I know as a whole that isn't necessarily true either, but still, why single it out?
So there you have it, my take on the Oscars. And if you didn't see it, you really didn't miss much.