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85TH ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW   Leave a comment

Looking good: Charlize Theron, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jackie Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Queen Latifah, Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Catherine Zeta-Jones and really a wow– Jennifer Aniston.

Best spots: Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum dancing, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing and dancing.

Standing Ovations: Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger” and reaching that note at the end. Jennifer Hudson sang “And I Am Telling You” from “Dreamgirls”. The “Les Miserables” cast, including Russell Crowe, did a medley of songs from the movie and got their standing ovation. Out of place, but she looked and sounded great, was the ovation Barbra Streisand got for singing “The Way We Were” as a salute to Marvin Hamlisch. Daniel Day-Lewis the only actor to win 3 Oscars for Best Actor and Ang Lee who won his second as Best Director also got standing ovations as did Jennifer Lawrence winning as Best Actress or could have been for her recovering and not losing her cool when she tripped and fell on the steps going up for her award.

Musical numbers: Along with the numbers mentioned above Catherine Zeta-Jones did an excellent job on “All That Jazz” from “Chicago”. The disappointing numbers were the competing Oscar contenders including Adele singing “Skyfall” which she co-wrote. Her voice was excellent but the song, and the background, couldn’t compete with what came before in the previous salutes. The ending song with Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth was too little too late.

Best acceptance speeches: Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis

Wasted time: Bill Shatner in the opening number which made the opening number too long and almost brought the show to a stop before it even started. Also the “We Saw Your Boobs” number should have been cut.

Host: Seth MacFarlane was better with his adlibs than with his prepared script. He was pleasant.

My best moment: “Armour” winning Best Foreign film.

My worst moment:  Showing a pivotal scene from “Armour” that should only be seen in the context of the film.

 

The producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, put on a smart show, keeping it moving on great sets, bringing it in at 3 and 40 minutes (if you stayed tuned for the last song) which is still too long and if you were/are a glutton for punishment you watched the hour and a half red carpet show before the actual Oscar show.

 

Now until the Tony Awards–the classiest award show!

Posted February 25, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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WHO WILL WIN–WHO SHOULD WIN–THE OSCARS   Leave a comment

 

(I AM ONLY SELECTING WHAT I CONSIDER THE TOP 10 CATEGORIES AND FEEL THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT SHOULD BE SHOWN ON THE SHOW SO IT WON’T RUN FOR WHAT SEEMS FOREVER. I APOLOGIZE TO THE UNIONS AND THE HARD WORKING TECHNICIANS BEHIND THE SCENES OF VARIOUS FILMS BUT THOUGH YOU CERTAINLY DESERVE RECOGNITION I THINK PEOPLE WOULD PREFER A SHORTER TV SHOW! AS IT IS ASK ANYONE THE WINNERS IN THE CATEGORIES BELOW 2 YEARS AND I AM WILLING TO BET THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO ANSWER!)

 

                                   WHO I WANT TO WIN          WHO I THINK WILL WIN

 

BEST PICTURE               ” LINCOLN”                           ” ARGO”

BEST DIRECTOR             MICHAEL HANEKE               STEVEN SPIELBERG

BEST  ACTOR                  HUGH JACKMAN                  DANIEL DAY-LEWIS

BEST ACTRESS               EMMANUELLE RIVA            JENNIFER LAWRENCE

BEST SUPPORT ACTOR  TOMMY LEE JONES             ROBERT DE NIRO

BEST SUPPORT ACTRESS  SALLY FIELD                    ANNE HATHAWAY

WRITING (ADAPTED)     TONY KUSHNER                   TONY KUSHNER

WRITING (ORIGINAL)     MICHAEL HANEKE              QUENTIN TARANTINO

ORIGINAL  SONG            “SUDDENLY”                          “SKYFALL”

FOREIGN FILM                 “AMOUR”                               “AMOUR”

 

Posted February 23, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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