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    Quote Originally Posted by escaflowne9282 View Post
    IMHo worst dressed was Annette Benning. What the hell was that?
    Mr. Overedge said that with the blue background and the outlines, her dress looked like one of the motion-capture outfits that actors wear for CGI filming. Like this:
    http://www.ptiphoenix.com/images/accessories/VZSuit.jpg

    Maybe Annette is angling to star in Tron III or something....
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    I didn't care for Franco or Hathaway as hosts.
    They could have found better representatives of "Young Hollywood" than those two.

    I loved Halle Berry's tribute to Lena Horne.

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    I liked Anne...she wasn't perfect, but she didn't make me cringe, which is more than I can say for James. I say, give Anne a few years to mature some more and hone her craft, and then let her have another shot at it solo, with better writers.

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    I'm so happy Natalie Portman won the best actress award! I thought her interpretation of Nina in Black Swan was outstanding. Congrats!

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    I heard this go down on the E! after show and want to learn more about it:

    A backstage question to the actress concerning allegedly anti-Semitic remarks made by designer John Galliano was not only shut down before Portman could answer but scrubbed from the official transcript.

    Here's what happened:

    Soon after Academy handlers escorted Portman backstage, a reporter asked her, "You’re a spokesperson for Dior’s Miss Dior Cheri fragrance. Why are you not wearing Dior tonight? And what do you think about Dior designer John Galliano recently being suspended for alleged assault and for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks?"

    Before Portman could answer, an Academy official interrupted, saying, "We're just going to move on."
    http://www.thewrap.com/node/25109

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    Some people scared the daylights out of me when TSN won best editing, with a lot of "Best Editing probably means Best Picture" talk.
    When TSN won editing that's when I called it for the Best Picture win. The two go in hand almost as often as Best Director and Best Picture.

    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    I actually liked Franco better than Hathaway. At least he acted like a grownup, albeit a stoned grownup. She was shrieking and giggling like some high schooler who won a "Host the Oscars" contest. That got really old after about the first half-hour.
    I decided pretty quickly that Franco was on downers and Hathaway was on uppers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    The problem with the hosts is that now everyone wants to come up with clever ideas to make the Oscars all about them. Billy Crystal (whose hosting of the Oscars is IMO SO overrated) got so much praise that now every host wants to be the next Billy Crystal.

    If it were up to me, I'd change the entire broadcast. The hosts and presenters would do just that: host and present. Spare us the long, detailed opening, the cutesy skits and monologues. The majority of people watch the Oscars to see the fashion, and to see who wins the major categories: Lead Actor/Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Song, Best Director, and Best Picture. These would be the only live presentations. For all the others, a presenter would name the nominations (who are shown on-screen), and then announce the winner--who is spotlighted on stage with Oscar already in hand, allowed to wave, and then we move on to the next. I say have 2-3 of these, then two of the live presentations, etc. For entertainment, shortened versions of nominated songs are sung, and montages of deceased stars and/or past winners/ceremonies shown.

    The telecast would be 90 - 120 minutes max.
    I totally agree with you, except for one thing: the Grammys Awards Show was fabulous, so what's the difference, the latter was full of lots of people performing and the former is just watching them walk up and get their prizes? OK, so for the Grammys, still have a show. For the Oscars (and Emmys and for those smaller January shows) have announcers as you outline, then let the BSA, BA, Editing, Directing, Best Movie, make a big deal with speeches.
    Last edited by Lacey; 02-28-2011 at 10:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spareoom View Post
    I liked Anne...she wasn't perfect, but she didn't make me cringe, which is more than I can say for James. I say, give Anne a few years to mature some more and hone her craft, and then let her have another shot at it solo, with better writers.
    I'd like to see Anne co-host with someone like Steve Martin who could play off her personality, but not be so high energy that the two co-hosts seem manic together.
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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    My very belated 2011 Academy Awards post:

    Colin Firth -- Long live the King!
    The King's Speech -- The Academy has spoken.
    Tom Hooper -- Mother knows best.
    David Seidler -- for late bloomers!
    Kirk and Eli -- to the over-90 guys.

    Anne Hathaway really tried, but James Franco was fried.
    Nothing could save that hot mess -- not even donning one more dress. (Tho she looked fab. )

    The Jewfro guy! His persona was a big as his hair!
    Russell Brand and Mathew McConaughey had locks lavished with lard.

    All the ladies in red -- they were gorgeous, drop dead!

    I also liked the following ladies' dresses: Reese, Dame Helen, Gwyneth (though her hair was too lank), Hailee (tho the color was a bit too pale), and Natalie (very flattering cut and color).

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    Some say there is no such thing as bad publicity in Hollywood, and perhaps that applies here. So what James Franco bombed as Oscar host. In one night, he's gone from being a somewhat-known actor to being (next the Charlie Sheen) the most discussed person in Hollywood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by essence_of_soy View Post
    Very interesting to see the dress on the actress and the same/similar dress on a professional model walking the runway.

    Nicole's dress looks ok on the model but looks like a mess on Nicole. If only Kidman has worn her Grammies' dress and hair to the Oscar; She would have stood out very favorably in a sea of solid colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltask8er View Post
    I heard this go down on the E! after show and want to learn more about it:



    http://www.thewrap.com/node/25109

    Natalie was to wear Dior to the Oscars and changed at the last minute after the news of John Galliano spewing his anti-semitic remarks to diners at a Paris restaurant again. I say again, because last week he did the same thing which lead to a suspension from the House of Dior.

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    my high school friend who teaches at Tulane posted this about franco when I said I thought he was high most of the show

    I didn't think he was high, just not really host material - kind of shy. I saw an interview wherein he said from the rehearsals it was clear that Anne likes to entertain people and was loving it and he didn't so much. I'm still not going to see that arm-cut-off movie, but he's interesting to me because he's working on a Ph.D. in English Literature at Yale even though he will clearly make all of his money from acting. That's odd, I think, but I respect it.

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    I wish that there had been a real upset...like when Lauren Bacall lost BSA to Juliette Binoche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    I wish that there had been a real upset...like when Lauren Bacall lost BSA to Juliette Binoche.
    That was a serious upset...one of the screen legends receiving her only Oscar nomination, who had won the Golden Globe, losing to this unknown foreign actress. I remember at the time the talk of a supposed backlash having happened against Bacall, but don't recall why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    I wish that there had been a real upset...like when Lauren Bacall lost BSA to Juliette Binoche.
    Annette Bening for the upset!

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    Sigh, really was looking forward to see the two hosts, but Franco was a dud. He looked stoned and shy because whenever he says anything he would look up to the corner of the roof and acting all cool.

    I still enjoyed Hathaway though and thought the opening montage was as hilarious and as entertaining as any previous montages by whichever hosts. Still love the Whoopi African Queen entrance the most though.

    The best presenters last night for me were Kirk Douglas and Sandra Bullock! They both did a great job. Very happy for Natalie Portman, well deserved win!

    I disagree with changing the broadcast format, I like the montages the live entertainments and giving awards one by one with speeches. However please still keep everything glamorous, this is THE biggest night in Hollywood. Little kids can sing but please not in the ugly t-shirts. It was a good idea and nice to see all the winners on stage together to end the night instead of just having hosts say "That's all, good night, see you next year!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    That was a serious upset...one of the screen legends receiving her only Oscar nomination, who had won the Golden Globe, losing to this unknown foreign actress. I remember at the time the talk of a supposed backlash having happened against Bacall, but don't recall why.
    was Lauren the favorite only because she was an old legend who didnt have an Oscar?

    she was fine in her role and i like her. however, it is not her fault but there was nothing special about that movie (The Mirror Has Two Faces) or her part in it. she was fine in it but that doesnt make up for the inadequacies of the part and the film
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    That was a serious upset...one of the screen legends receiving her only Oscar nomination, who had won the Golden Globe, losing to this unknown foreign actress. I remember at the time the talk of a supposed backlash having happened against Bacall, but don't recall why.
    Was the backlash agains Bacall or Streisand?

    My favorite critic snark on the film she was nominated in, "The Mirror may have Two Faces, but luckily for us, the theater has many exits." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA .

    Quote Originally Posted by emason View Post
    Annette Bening for the upset!
    It will forevah be my Oscar version of Kwan/Lipinski . I still cannot believe it. I'll send a letter to Natalie; she'll understand and she'll return the Oscar so Annette can have it.

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