Well, at least King Colin took home Best Actor and The King’s Speech won Best Picture.
Overall though, the Academy Awards were just not as exciting as usual, and it seemed that the Golden Globes and SAGs were much more interesting. The Red Carpet wasn’t even that great… they just kept showing the same five people over, and over, and over again.
James Franco was loaded?! I wouldn’t doubt it, maybe he needed to take the edge off? The Oscars are broadcast live to 200 countries. No pressure. But really… “Queelizabeth”. Even if he was stressed and trying to do this and that while hosting and being nominated and blahblahblah…. something was strange.
Anne Hathaway made a fool of herself with her random outbursts. I guess people can consider that to be cute. Others consider it to be annoying. Either way, she went 2 for 8 (in my book at least) with her ridiculous amount of costume changes and her little 30 second shimmy shake with the fringe dress. Please stop.
The awards were spread out across the board, which goes to show that the past year was overall, a very successful year for film and actors (but not for hosts).
Some of the greatest moments of the night though, were:
Kirk Douglas presenting Melissa Leo the Supporting Actress award which she greeted with the F-bomb (classy).
RDJ and Jude Law were highly comedic and make a better duo than James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
Randy Newman’s acceptance speech. (Disappointed in the lack of competition)
The Auto-Tuned mash up, including the new hit “Tiny Ball of Light”.
BUT, by far the greatest feature-mashedup-montage was that of the Best Picture Nominee Montage, leading to the best award of the night which came and went before you knew it.