84th Academy Awards Commentary

February 27th, 2012
by Gabe

Let’s talk Oscars!

The 84th Academy Awards were held last night from 8:30 pm eastern time to 11:40 pm eastern time. They used old traditions (Billy Crystal, same awards) and added new things (Cirque du  Soleil, video clips). Overall, they were pretty solid, in my opinion. But, there are some things that bugged me. Lets get those out of the way first.

The main one that is still bugging me is Meryl Streep winning Best Actress for Iron Lady. I have nothing against Meryl Streep, she’s a fine actress, but Glenn Close had never won an oscar before and this may have been her last chance. It kinda breaks my heart. Meryl Streep had won twice, which is a lot. But, Meryl Streep is a great actress and the fact that when she went up there she knew exactly what I was thinking. Next on my list is Cirque du Soleil. I thought their act was amazing! I couldn’t do those things if my life depended on it! But, the fact is this s the Oscars. Not the Tonys. It felt like it was filler, like they had nothing else to do. I like Cirque du Soleil, but not at the oscars. Also, it really felt weird when they awkwardly cut to the musicians. The hell? Why are they smiling so strangely? It was weird. You can cut to the music, but not that suddenly.

Good things now. I think it was great that Jean Dujardin won Best Actor for The Artist. Although that isn’t my first choice for Best Picture, Jean Dujardin did a magnificent job. So, he deserved it. I was thinking Clooney would’ve won, but he didn’t. Also, Christopher Plummer winning Best Supporting Actor for Beginners made me feel good. After all these years, they finally give him the naked, golden dude in which they call Oscar. Why couldn’t you do that for Glenn Close, Academy?! Huh?!

Best Picture went to the Artist, which doesn’t set me off, but it wouldn’t be my first or second choice. A matter of fact, it would be 4th. Number one would be Hugo. Number two would be Descendants. And number 3 would be The Help. So, yeah. But, The Artist is still a fine movie. Just not Oscar material, in my opinion.

Oh yeah, the host! I almost forgot. Billy Crystal was awesome. His jokes were great and were always in good nature. Plus, his opening film is the best I’ve ever seen. It was funny, charming, and more creative, since they didn’t use film clips. Also, Billy Crystal’s song about Scorsese was funny.

So, yeah. That’s what I thought about the Oscars. Peace out!

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  • Cassie says:

    Gabriel, I am so happy that you wrote about the Oscars because I missed them again this year. Now I feel better about it because you did an excellent job summing it up for me. I totally agree with you about Glenn Close. Right on. I’m sure this won’t be her last shot though. Did you see the movie she was in? It’s on my list of movies to see, but I’m behind (as always). I really loved The Artist though. I haven’t seen any of the others though.

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