What a wild ride. I hope Oscar goes back to five. I don’t think my heart could take another year like this one.
My parting thoughts: Life of Pi should have won Adapted Screenplay and Picture. Lincoln should have won Adapted Screenplay, Director and Picture. One or the other. I would have a hard time choosing between them. Ang Lee has now won two Best Director Oscars without Picture. First to Crash and now to Argo. Argo has won three, without a director nomination. It is in on par with Crash and Rocky. The awards were very much split up all over the place. Good luck making any sense of it.
Emmanuelle Riva should have beat Jennifer Lawrence. Love Jennifer Lawrence completely but come on. Give me a break, people.
The BAFTAOSCARS were fairly similar except BAFTA went with Riva for actress and David O. Russell for screenplay.
I loved all of the singing and dancing and Seth MacFarlane is my favorite Oscar host, or one of them, right up there with Crystal, Martin and Letterman.
That the Oscar audience didn’t applaud Tony Kushner’s name makes me think either they are too stupid en masse to know what they weren’t clapping for or else the trickery in the media worked to turn them against him. Either way, shame on them.
The best wins of the night were Ang Lee for Director and Inocente for Doc Short.
And with that, it’s been fun, kind of. Let’s see what next year brings.