My movie count this year was pitiful even for me. I went to the Oscar website and counted 58 individual movies that had been nominated, including the shorts. My watch-count? Six. I'd seen Up, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Coraline, and Avatar. I hadn't even heard of most of the movies, including the best pic winner, The Hurt Locker. Should I be blushing?
This year's show was a little bit of a let-down. I don't know if Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin didn't have great chemistry or if the writers this year just sucked, but the whole scripted part just fell flat for me. I was sitting on the couch wishing they'd bring Doogie back out.
There were good parts too. My favorites from the dresses I saw were Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren, and Kate Winslet. Mo'Nique, Michael Giacchino, and Sandra Bullock all gave great speeches. Mo'Nique talked about doing what's right versus what's popular; Giacchino talked about how creativity is always okay, even if someone tells you it's a waste of time; and Sandra Bullock thanked the moms who mother all the kids who need it. It seems like there was one other speech I really liked, but if so, I don't remember it now. Oh, and if you don't follow Neil Gaiman on Twitter, you need to. He was there as the author of Coraline, tweeting away. When he tweeted about how he was going to "incite fellow mezzaninies to storm downstairs en masse," I thought I was going to choke! Oh, and speaking of Neil, I finally found a pic of him in his Oscar finery.
Do you watch? What did you think of this year's show?
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