Today we saw the 85th Academy Awards Show. Hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
When I first heard who the host would be, I was excited but a bit sceptic. I mean, I love his shows and his sense of humour. But the Oscars are something else. And I wasn’t sure if he would be a good fit.
Right now, I’m adding him to my top 3 Oscar presenters ever. I loved loved the show! He had his moments, those that made the audience gasp, but seriously – he was just saying what we all think. That joke of Chris Brown and Rihanna? We all think that! The boob song that is getting people so worked up? He was only singing true facts! That’s how and why his comedy works so well! He tells the truth! I would love if he hosted at least one more year, but I’m guessing he won’t get another invitation. They’re wrong if they don’t get him another year. I laughed much more than in the past few years – and that is what you want in a show that is as long as this one. “The next presenter needs no introduction. **leaves stage**” Seth rules!
The structure of the show changed, a lot. It had a theme, songs in movies, and I loved how they had so many amazing music performances. Let’s face it, this was a superb year in the movies. Amazing movies, amazing performances, and the 50th anniversary of the Bond movies all in one? It’s the perfect recipe for a great show! And they delivered.
I loved the musical performances, with a special spot in my heart for the Les Misérables cast. They rocked it. And the medley was perfect.
I agree with most of the awards. Regarding the main categories:
– Best Movie: Argo. They deserved it. I didn’t see all the movies in this category but it was a really good one. And to have Michelle Obama present it… it’s an unforgettable moment for sure.
– Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. Again, a really tough category. 5 amazing performances. 5 great actors. But History was done, with Daniel Day-Lewis now the first actor to win 3 Leading Actor Oscars.
– Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence. I didn’t see the performances by Emmanuelle or Quvenzhané, but the other three were solid picks for me. They all deserved it, so I’m happy. And how funny was that stairs moment? =)
– Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz. I love him and even without having seen Django, I know he deserved it. I didn’t agree with Alan Arkin’s nomination on this category though.
– Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. Well, no one could win against Anne this year. Her performance in Les Misérables is part of Hollywood History now and the quality of it will be the one to try and reach in years to come.
– Best Director: Ang Lee, Life of Pi. My pick here would be Ben Affleck. He did an amazing job and wasn’t even nominated. Big, huge fail by the Academy. But I guess Ang Lee’s win was a good one. Haven’t seen Life of Pi yet so, I can’t say much, except that he is a very good director.
Overall, this was a great year in movies and the show was one of the best I’ve seen. And I’ve been watching the Oscars for almost two decades (gasp!). I loved how they “humanized” some of the stars and asked them to dance, sing and be a true part of the show. This is how I envisioned the Oscars and this is the path they should continue on.
I leave you with one of my favorite moments of the show. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do, you’ll thank me. =)