Yesterday, for the first time in many years, I fell asleep during the Oscar broadcast. Even though it only starts at 1.30am here in Portugal, I’ve seen it live for so many years now, I don’t even know how many. But yesterday I went to bed to watch it on our bedroom TV. Note to self: DON’T EVER DO IT. If I was watching it in the living room, I would probably had seen it all live, as I wasn’t that comfortable. But oh well. I recorded it and finished watching it this morning.
I liked the show, overall. I love Billy Crystal and he always does an amazing job. But I don’t know, I did not like the Cirque du Soleil. Did not and don’t know why. I was happy with most awards, and I was right in just a few of them (written in blue below, in red are the ones I was wrong), most I got wrong.
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, “Hugo”
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, “Hugo”
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “The Artist”
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, “The Iron Lady”
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Separation”
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, “Hugo”
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, “Hugo”
Best Documentary: “Undefeated”
Best Animated Feature: “Rango”
Best Visual Effects: “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, “Man or Muppet”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Live Action Short: “The Shore”
Best Documentary Short: “Saving Face”
Best Animated Short: “The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Picture: “The Artist”
What did you think of last night’s show? And the awards? Your picks?
Have a good monday!