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Warren Beatty presents the Best picture Oscar to the wrong film (LaLaLand) and the error isn't caught until after recipient's give their speeches. Moonlight gets the Oscar in shortened presentation. Wow!
Oliver beating out 2001.
Don't tell me you still pay attention to that. I watched some boobs for a couple of hours, then switched to Gotham. Much more drama there.
...reminds me of the real world on steroids ...aka The World According to Grump. ;0)
I'm with you on eye candy, but what's with the sun never shining on Gotham. Also, it seems like everyone's either mentally unstable or corrupt in this world, ...again, too much reality TV for me.
At least the Oscars were entertaining, not so much the award speeches, but the star reactions and the host's repartee with the audience and viewers. Even the commercials (60 second films made from a Walmart checkout receipt) were clever. The major screw-up at the close was actually handled pretty well by everyone involved.
Do the Academy Awards still need work? Sure. The event could be shortened, perhaps broken into two ceremonial nights, one in January and one in February ...with major awards in both to keep the viewers tuned in. Splitting off crowd pleasers from art films similar to what was intended way back in the Academy first started might help. I think two two-hour shows would go down better than one that stretches into four-hours. Knocking off one of the superfluous Guild or Critics Award shows leading up to the Oscars would make room for it. My 2 cents (inflation adjusted)
I dislike it when someone makes me uncomfortable simply for the sake of making me uncomfortable - and Gotham contains quite a few such moments. But at the same time it does seem to offer something underneath, that keeps me coming back to it. Several very good performances alone are worth it. That is why I called it a rocky road - sometimes I wish I took a different one.
Regarding splitting the Oscars into to - there would be a problem. Number one - who would want to compete in the "Non-Art" category?
And second - given the rather pitiful state of American cinema, someone would have to artificially stuff the Art category with films, that don't really belong there.
You continuing to warm to it? It is definitely not high-art, but it is good fun. I have particularly enjoyed BD Wong's performance as Hugo Strange. Looking forward to the next season.
There are some things I severely dislike about it... like most stuff with Fish, and the beginning of Season 2, with that pale copy of Alex from Clockwork Orange - can I have the original, please? But other things keep me interested. And Tabitha is a real eye candy. :) Plus did I say Alfred is superb? :)
...born 1937. The math says he's either 80 or going to become that soon. Not that that is a bad thing. We all age somewhat the same, yet some handle the years better than others.
More power to him. He still looks like himself at this point.
I did not see Gosling among the gang on the stage. Maybe he knew La La Land could not win.
"E Burres Stigano?"
...but I did see Arrival and Hidden Figures, ...the latter was outstanding. I felt bad for Warren Beatty and Jimmy Kimmel because they're the ones who'll probably be blamed for the screw-up. Whoever handed Beatty and Dunaway the wrong card caused the fiasco. Both film's production teams were gracious on camera, but it had to be a letdown in both camps given the optics.
Manchester By The Sea, Hidden Figures, Arrival, all vert good. I plan to see Moonlight, Fences and Lion - I like musicals but the trailer for La La Land put me off.
We also want to see Hidden Figures and Fences. I'll catch La La Land when it hits HBO Cat, just not much of a song and dance man here.
I think you'd like Hell or High Water. All 4 of the Desperados and the Law actors quite good, as well as that rattlesnake of a waitress.....
"E Burres Stigano?"
La La Land isn't on our "must see" list either. Read too many mixed reviews. As musicals go it apparently doesn't live up to the classics of the genre, but it's being treated like some kind of revelatory discovery by Hollywood. The best song should've gone to "How Far I'll Go" from Moana. It was certainly a better number than the two numbers from La La Land, not to mention the best performance of the evening.
Personally, I'd have liked Deadpool slipped into the Top picture category just to mess with folk's heads.
As he briefly stated, the envelope had the best actress name and picture, Emma Stone and Lala Land. He was confused, handed the card to dunaway and she read the picture. They got the wrong card. And now they will be compared to Steve Harvey and lots of people will get the idea they screwed it up.
All in all, it made the ending more exciting and brought a bit of energy to a very long show without many real highlights. I was personally surprised by Moonlight, a movie I avoided because I thought it was some sort of heavy handed message movie. Far from that, it is arty and expertly made, visuals and music both. A very worthy winner.
The guy could have filmed a drippy faucet somewhere in Tehran, and still get the award.
A pretty good film, to be sure, but every fruit must have its time. :)
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