Oscars Red Carpet is On

Was "the Slap" really only a year ago? Yes.
Am I glad Jimmy Kimmel is back as host? Yes. (He sounds like he has a cold).
Have I seen the movies up for awards? No, but I never do ahead of time.

Are the Oscars over-indulgent? Yes. Have they diversified? Yes, but they're not there yet.
Is there a reason to watch? Yes. Fashion, hair, jewels and the true joy on the face of that actor or ensemble that didn't expect to win but did.

Glenn Close had to cancel her appearance because she came down with COVID. Lady Gaga will be appearing after all.

Here's a place to talk about the Oscars.

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    I hope Everything Everywhere (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Mar 12, 2023 at 05:17:14 PM EST
    cleans up.  It deserves it for originality alone.

    And for the perfectly logical idea that if you actually put EVERYTHING on a bagel it would, in fact, become a black hole.

    Just watched it on Showtime. (none / 0) (#8)
    by Chuck0 on Sun Mar 26, 2023 at 05:38:18 PM EST
    I didn't get it. Did not find it entertaining. Kind of seemed like a bad acid trip. And I never had a bad trip.

    I understand (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Mar 26, 2023 at 06:14:15 PM EST
    I'm surprised it won as many as it did.  My picks usually don't win.

    I don't understand the accolades (none / 0) (#10)
    by Jeralyn on Fri Mar 31, 2023 at 01:32:53 AM EST
    either. It seemed so repetitive to me. Every time I thought the credits would come on, it started again, with more of the same. I didn't care for the characters or what happened to them. If that's all the "metaverse" has to offer, I'll pass.

    Hmmm (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Mar 12, 2023 at 05:26:35 PM EST
    I've seen all the Best Pictures except Avatar, Triangle Of Sadness and Women talking.

    I hope Avatar doesn't win everything.  I'm sure it's very nice.  

    I think Everything deserves every nom it got.  But AQOTWF should get some love.  I don't get all the Elvis noms.  I did some FForwarding but whatever.  

    Brendan Fraser will probably win for whale.

    Yes, Brendan Fraser (none / 0) (#4)
    by KeysDan on Sun Mar 12, 2023 at 09:33:06 PM EST
    seems  to be a favorite to get the big nod.   I thought Colin Farrell was very good in Banshees.  Brendan Gleeson  was excellent and probably will receive the Best Supporting Actor.

    I was hoping for (none / 0) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 13, 2023 at 06:49:57 PM EST
    Jamie Lee Curtis. She was a scene stealing supporting actress

    I did happen to see the "Elvis" movie... (none / 0) (#6)
    by desertswine on Tue Mar 14, 2023 at 01:33:32 PM EST
    I thought that it was was a really good movie..  except for Tom Hanks who stood out like a wart on the nose of the Mona Lisa.

    Here's a link (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Mar 12, 2023 at 05:33:42 PM EST
    "Everything Everywhere" cleaned up. (none / 0) (#7)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Mar 14, 2023 at 01:46:57 PM EST
    I took me several sittings to get through it, but that's okay because it's not a film that can necessarily by digested in just one viewing.

    Speaking for myself only, I found "Everything Everywhere All at Once" to be the ultimate stoner film for '70s- and '80s-era stoners, whom I suspect now constitute a majority of Academy voters. I agree w/Howdy, it's one of the most original films I've seen in years, and it deserves all the accolades it's received thus far.

    And what can we say about Best Actress winner Michelle Yeoh that hasn't already been said? The woman has long been a legend in Asian cinema and with "Everything", she got the role of a lifetime and ran with it. I felt she had been snubbed a few years ago by the Academy in the Supporting Actress category for her deliciously subtle but still-wicked turn in "Crazy Rich Asians" as Constance Wu's future mother-in-law from Hell. It was great that she finally got her due on Sunday night.

    I'm also happy to see "All Quiet on the Western Front" pick up the Oscar for best international film. My primary quibble with the original film (1931) and its first remake (1979) has always been that as good as they both were, they were also distinctly American productions with American actors giving voice to an otherwise very German story.

    This version, voiced in its original German, was ultimately far more compelling and universal. To be sure, the director and producers took some perhaps unnecessary creative license with author Erich Maria Remarque's literary masterpiece, adding scenes and aspects that were not in the book at all, but it still somehow worked.