Monday, February 27, 2012

"The Artist" Takes 5 Oscars Along With "Hugo"

Billy Crystal Hosts the Oscars
Thank you to the Academy…for bringing back Billy Crystal!  Eric thinks he should be the permanent host.  The highlight last evening was the opening number with him appearing in segments from several of the nominated pictures—the signature opening that he created back in 1990.  After that, I have to admit that I nodded off for a while.  Neil and Eric caught me up when I woke up for the last three awards.  I heard Neil say "Oh, no" when they announced Meryl Streep and then she called him out when she said "I thought i could hear half of America saying 'oh, no' when my named was called".  Now that was weird!  He felt bad because he really does like everything that she does.  We were just all cheering for Viola Davis this year.  And Jean Dujardin was a bit of a surprise too. Congratulations to all of the winners!  It was a big night and I'm pooped this morning.

      Dexter came out on top by predicting 8 out of 12.  The Academy agreed with 3 of Neil's picks, and only 1 of Eric's.  Everyone has their favorites and there has been much

discussion about how votes are won in Hollywood.  But for us, the bottom line is that there is a vast variety of films out there and whatever your preferences are…go out to the movies and see them!  And if you didn't get a chance to see all of the nominees in the theater, then consider viewing them on DVD along with the rest of the movies on your list.  Even if you don't like them, you'll have a better appreciation and understanding of all that moviemaking can be.

If you missed the show, here's a list of the major winners:
Best Picture: The Artist
Actor: Jean Dujardin
Actress: Meryl Streep
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Cinematography: Hugo
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: The Artist
Makeup: The Iron Lady
Visual Effects: Hugo
Sound Mixing: Hugo
Sound Editing: Hugo
Original Score: The Artist

1 comment:

barbara said...

Yes , Billy should be there every year.