The most offensive thing about the opening was how long and dull it was. Get on with the show innit.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
Kathy Griffin or I riot. I want to make sure we have someone who will offend EVERYONE!
What about Jennifer Lawrence next year? I think she would be fun.
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I thought the Boobie song was funny and took no offence at all. The actresses were part of it, and I thought that referencing Kate Winslet and all the movies she's gone topless in, was a good touch. She always seems to be taking it off and has said it does not bother her at all. I did not for a moment try to dig deeper and think about what roles they were playing in those movies. I just thought, yup, they all showed their boobies!!
I LOVED the Sound of Music reference. I just cracked up at that part and was surprpised that it didn't seem to get a funnier reaction.
I did think the opening was too long, but enjoyed the other known actors dancing and taking part.
Oh heck, just give it to Ryan Seacrest and and we can all move on to watch something else.
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
seth said his cat thought he did a good job. he just might be my soulmate.
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
Seth MF might well have said to all the actresses: "Aside from Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren, and a couple of other Dames, all you ladies out there need to get Oscar while you're young, gorgeous and hot ... showing your boobies doesn't hurt either."
Too bad that skit wasn't on the Oscars instead of the feeble bit with Captain Kirk. The hoarder skit was good for a couple of slightly better than lame laughs, and an ugh at the end. If nothing else, MK fans could've gotten all excited about an MK association with the Oscars, forget Michelle Obama. Although, I would tend to agree with Jack Nicholson's surprising aside after the First Lady was introduced and finished speaking: "Nobody's gonna mess with that."
As far as audience reactions, the camera showed a background view of the audience while Seth was mouthing off with Kirk. Few audience members in that background shot appeared all that amused, particularly not Helen Hunt. If anything, the few smiles appeared to be polite.
Speaking of Helen Hunt:
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version up on youtube.
I had forgotten about Billy Crudup.
Back to hosting suggestions, I think they offered the spot to Jimmy Fallon first. Not everyone's cup of tea, but he does walk the line between "hip" and accessible. Plus, he's really into musical numbers. Or they could keep it in house and go with Jimmy Kimmel, but I could see him offending a lot of people too.
Jennifer Lawrence's hilarity comes mostly from being utterly irreverent and off-the-cuff (and awkward ) when most actresses are expected to be polished. She's very naturally funny. I don't think she'd do scripted very well, though.
Neil Patrick Harris or Tina/Amy is good, though. I loved Hugh Jackman when he hosted the Oscars, personally. I would be interested to see Hugh partner it with Anne Hathaway, actually, because there was no way she could win with Franco as her partner and I think she was unfairly maligned for a situation that was totally out of her control. Franco couldn't have been less in interested in the proceedings, but she gave it her all.
Oh well. I've never seen Jennifer Lawrence in anything, not the Playbook, not The Hunger Games and not the SNL skit. My only exposure were the post-Oscar presser and the Jack Nicholson incident. She was super cute and unaffected. And yes, irreverent, love that.
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My vote for host is Eddie Izzard -- everyone in the audience would have to wear Depends as they'd be pissing themselves laughing so much during the entire thing .
"One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain."~~Thomas Sowell