Oscars: 2013 Live Thread
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So good to see Jack Nicholson in the audience. I read he was added as a presenter Friday.
I wonder if Daniel Day Lewis will be the only major award for Lincoln.
I'm liking watching the faces in the audience more than the presenters. Their routines are pretty lame.
Update 7:07 pm: McFarlane is loosening up a bit. So, if the 9 year old wins tonight, she'll replace Tatum O'Neal, who was 10 when she won for Paper Moon, as the youngest actor to win Best Supporting Actress.
Life of Pi looks like a good movie.
Using that horrid music to cut off the winners speeches: I wonder if they got that from Gitmo?
Update 7:44 pm: I'm glad Searching for Sugar Man won.
Update: 8:50 pm: Was anyone else offended by Seth McFarlane's comment about Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Selma Hayak? "It's about that time when one of them comes on stage. We have no idea what they are saying but they're so attractive we don't care."
Update 9:35 pm: Could Seth Macfarlane be any more tasteless than to tell a joke about drugs and how Hollywood parents are no role model, when introducing Michael Douglas, whose son is in prison for years for drug offenses?
No surprise, Jennifer Lawrence won. Nice comeback from tripping on her dress walking up to the stage. Good to see Daniel Day Lewis win, he looks really moved.
Update 9:50 pm: Finally, Jack Nicholson. He's so unique. But I can't believe he's introducing Michelle Obama who gives a morality talk. Really seemed out of place.
Wow, someone gave the envelope to Michelle Obama to read the Best Picture winner. Aren't they supposed to be under lock and key by Price Waterhouse or whoever? Did they fly someone to D.C. to deliver it to her, or e-mail it?
Anyway, Argo wins best picture, but I'm still distracted by the First Lady's appearance. It took away from Argo's win until Affleck started talking.
Update 10:00: Final thoughts: Seth McFarlane was not a good choice for host. This closing number is just awful. I can't believe they have this actress who sounds like she just drank helium singing with him. They are both so off-key.
With Spielberg not winning Best Director, Argo and Affleck had the better night.
Considering there were so many good movies this year, it's amazing they managed to make it one of the most lackluster Academy Awards in recent memory. Can I get my 3/12 hours back?
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