How to Save the Oscars
Off topic, I know…but watching Mickey Rourke get his independent Spirit Award shows just how lively, honest and entertaining a show like this can be.
Sure there’s cursing but can’t we be grownups and get over it. What it isn’t is canned and safe and boring.
I just finished watching and they didn’t need saving after all. This was probably the best produced Oscars I’ve ever seen. Certainly got off to a terrific start with a strong opening number followed by the brilliant idea of having three former winners really pay tribute to the Best Supporting Actress nominees. This really felt like a celebration of their talent.
Follow that with the winning combo of Steve Martin and Tina Fey and the presentation of screenwriting awards in a way that truly made you think about the contribution on the page…well, it was pretty cool to see.
A show that long is going to sag when you get to technical awards but on the whole, pretty damn good.
I passed on a private party, seeing the awards on the big screen a block from the event because I needed to edit some video i shot Saturday. You should see that soon.Explore posts in the same categories: Events