I have never done an after the Oscar's post. Today I feel I should say something because let's face it history was made last night at the end of the show. What a fiasco that was! How in the world did that happen??
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO LA LA LAND......NOT!
If you didn't see it you most likely have seen something somewhere about the fact that the last award for Best Picture was given to the wrong winner.
I have however seen a lot of people who were involved being interviewed and they all seemed okay with it. Unfortunately the true winners did not have the proper time and attention that should have been given to them to accept their award.
So I saw 8 out of the 9 nominated movies and of course the movie that actually won is the one I didn't see. How did that happen? (I just wasn't able to go and then it was gone) I do however plan on buying it tomorrow when it comes out on DVD.
Let's get one thing straight, I have watched the Oscar's since I was a young girl. The first Oscar broadcast was on NBC March 19, 1953. I was born in 1951 but probably didn't watch as a young child and was most likely put to bed in those early years. But before my teens I do remember how important they were to my dad.
I am a fan and I am not going anywhere. That doesn't mean that I may not stop watching a certain person's movies if they pissed me off enough. Politics has always shown its face at the Oscar's, why would this year be any different. Actually we expected it more than ever.
I have to say that I loved the Oscar's last night. It ranks very high as being one of my favorites. Jimmy Kimmel was hysterical. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.
Yes he poked fun at Donald Trump and it is no secret that I voted for him but the jokes were done in good taste and I wasn't offended at all. Just because someone has voted for him doesn't mean we don't get upset with him at times.
We DVR'd the show but watched the tape live. I decided that if someone was going to make a political speech I would just pause the taping and FF after a minute or so.
We did not listen to the Iranian woman who had a speech prepared for the Foreign film winner "The Salesman." We knew it wouldn't be nice.
I heard that some of the commercials were political but I didn't pay attention to them at all. I maybe went potty or got another glass of wine during some of them. Most likely we were talking about the show during them.
I am extremely satisfied and people can rant and rave all they want. I saw what I needed to see from the standpoint of loving actors and their performances in excellent movies.
I was surprised with a few of the winner's because they didn't follow in the direction of the other award shows this year but I was ecstatic about that fact, especially when it came to Casey Affleck, his performance was amazing in "Manchester By The Sea." Not to say that Denzel Washington's wasn't worthy, I was thrilled when he won the SAG award a few weeks ago.