Man. I want to be 50% as confident about myself doing ANYthing as Justin Timberlake is doing anything on a stage.
I was going to say that everyone in Hollywood is gorgeous, but what I think what I really want to say is that if we could all spend that much money on hair, makeup, and clothes, we would all be gorgeous. I’m seriously rethinking my clothing budget nowadays.
Kimmel knows how to play a big space. It’s the thing Letterman never adjusted to in his ill-fated hosting gig.
The standing ovation for Meryl Streep is a nice, diplomatic way to stick a middle finger D.C-ward. Well done.
Mahershala Ali. Nice speech, but all I can think is that I want to be able someday to rock an all-black tuxedo. I do not look good in all black.
That Rolex commercial was great.
Auli`i Cravalho nailed her song. I have thoughts about Moana and its soundtrack, but I’m saving them for my eventual review. She’s a little heartbreaker too, isn’t she?
“The difficulty of opposing without hatred.” Mark Rylance. Nice. I didn’t know Fences was an August Wilson play. I wasn’t interested in it but now I am. And nice speech by Viola Davis.
Charlize Theron cites Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment as an inspiration. I get it. I have mixed feelings about that film, but she’s quite terrific in it. MacLaine has been horribly misused over the past twenty years or so. Then she did that great Bernie with Jack Black and forced me to send an apology in her direction, because that woman can still do it if you don’t give her stupid cliched old-actress roles.
I would change teams for Dev Patel. That guy is hotness.
Sting’s performance was nice enough, but he just stood there and played a classical guitar while singing. He didn’t have to get hit in the head by a flag and still hit some soulful notes. Advantage still Cravalho’s.
Zootopia wins for best animated feature. I question the validity of an award that doesn’t have Finding Dory as a finalist.
In the nominees for best production design (one of my favorite awards) I was struck by the clip for Passengers, which I don’t think I ever heard of. I read the Netflix summary and wow.
Okay, everyone’s talking about Gary from Chicago (or whatever his name is) in this great stunt they pull on patrons of a homes-of-the-stars tour, but the real star is Yulerie (or however she spells it), that cutie who can’t seem to let go of Meryl Streep. Very sweet.
I love Leslie Mann. Also, John Cho looks great up there with her.
Ah, a segment of Mean Tweets. Pretty funny!
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling presenting together. Nice.
John Legend always has such great skin tone.
Oh my gosh. Jennifer Aniston.
Here’s the in memoriam. I hate to admit that I get as moved by this segment as everyone else does. Why can’t we all just live forever?
Oh, that’s nice. Kenneth Lonergan wins the Oscar for best original screenplay and gets it presented by his producer Matt Damon.
I love that Casey Affleck won this best actor award. He’s great in everything.
I’ll comment more on the best picture snafu later, but thank goodness for that La La Land producer who took the lead, Oscar still in hand, to call the Moonlight producers down to the stage, insisting that this was not a joke and that they had won. Someone needed to take control, and he did it with such grace and alacrity it forced everyone through a super-awkward situation to things back on track.
I have to say. I’ve been watching these broadcasts my whole life, and I can’t remember one as entertaining as this. Good TV.