There’s nothing that can’t be made 80% better by adding Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler. Nothing. If Trump built them into his wall, I’d change my mind about it.
Am I the only one who sees the irony in costume designers and production designers who wear dresses to the Oscars that they can’t walk in without tripping over the material?
Wow, I’ve actually liked Melissa McCarthy in 2 things now: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and that “The Favourite” costume parody, complete with rabbits.
In retrospect, maybe the makeup Oscar could have been given out during a commercial and the speech edited down to twenty seconds.
Recommendation to people winning as part of a team: don’t use up all the airtime, thus denying your partner the platform they deserve, too.
We need a new rule: if your song is only played over the credits of a movie, it’s not eligible for an Oscar — it must be in the body of the movie.
Commercials during the Oscars are among the most expensive on non-NFL TV, and tonight’s spots for Google (with movie clips embedded) are the best so far.
As “Bohemian Rhapsody” wins two Oscars for sound editing and mixing, I have to ask why the TV producers don’t have any other Queen music to play than “We Are The Champions.” Including the show open, that makes three times already. If Malek wins Best Actor, how about, um, “Bohemian Rhapsody”?
One hour into the Oscars broadcast, I haven’t missed a host one bit, and the show seems to be moving along pretty quickly. Frankly, voiceover announcer Randy Thomas is killing it (as she always does — this is her 10th time) and all we need is her introducing everyone.
The film editing Oscar for “Bohemian Rhapsody” makes FOUR times we’ve heard “We Are The Champions” as a play-on tonight. Memo to Glenn Weiss, producer/director of the Oscars show: “My Best Friend,” “Killer Queen,” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” are also Queen songs!
The live Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper performance of “Shallow” was beautifully performed — and directed. Too bad it’ll be the only thing that wins an Oscar from “A Star Is Born” tonight.
“BlacKkKlansman” was my #1 movie of 2018. Glad to see Spike Lee finally get a win in a competitive category. 30 years overdue.
In case you didn’t know, the HATE and LOVE that Spike Lee is wearing on his knuckles tonight were originally worn by his character Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn) three decades ago in “Do The Right Thing.”
Rami Malek wins Best Actor and, in the shock of the night, we immediately get yet another play of “We Are The Champions.”
Amandla Stenberg, who introduced “Green Book” with John Lewis, starred in one of my Best Movies Of 2018, “The Hate You Give.” Too bad not enough people saw her terrific performance.
Olivia Colman beating Glenn Close for Best Actress blew up 99% of the Oscars pools across the country. Ironic she was the underdog for starring in “The Favourite.”
And if you thought Olivia Colman was the surprise of the night, I give you “Green Book” as Best Picture.
It is weirdly appropriate that 30 years after “Do The Right Thing” wasn’t even nominated for Best Picture and “Driving Miss Daisy” won, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” gets beaten by Peter Farrelly’s similarly-themed “Green Book.”
Final comment: considering all the messiness in the months and weeks leading up to the ceremony, there’s no denying that tonight’s broadcast moved quickly, had plenty of stars, a few truly surprising moments, and enough raw emotion from some winners to make the whole thing worthwhile. This should be the model for future Oscars.