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Oscars 2013 Aftermath, including Fashion Hits and Misses

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Sylvia, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

    Disappointed Riva didn't win best actress and Life of Pi did not win best picture. Life of pi is one of those rare movies to have done well in china and box office collection were higher there than in US...
  2. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    I'm not sure if Seth MacFarlane is the frat boy or if too many of the writers were frat boys, but the writing was really really bad, and the boobies song was just stupid. As the New Yorker piece rightly points out, the women named in the song were showing their "boobies" as part of playing a character, not just for kicks.

    Someone else I read on line (wish I could find the link again) mentioned that some real social commentary would have been to start to sing a "We Saw Your Willies" song about male actors. And then stop and say that they can't name any male actors whose willies we saw, because if male actors show their equipment because the film gets slapped with an 18+ rating and distributors refuse to work with the film.

    Instead we got frat boy MacFarlane going, tee hee, I said boobies :rolleyes:
  3. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

    I have a different view on the boobies song. IMO it wasn't a Seth is a cool fratboy so he sings about tee hee boobies, it was more of a Seth knew people are waiting for him to be offensive so here is an ottp song about boobies. He even rolled out "Gay Choir of Los Angeles" to sing about boobies just for sheer irrelevance and stupidity.

    It's suppose to be a song that would make him the "worst host ever" according to Captain Kirk from the future. Seth knew his style will garner that label instantly and it was really just a self aware satire than a commentary on actresses getting naked in movies. I'm just glad that some of the actresses he pointed out were obviously in good spirit with the song to join in on the charade.
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  4. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

    If they were actually all in on the joke, some of those actresses were Oscar-caliber concealed. In particular Naomi Watts and Charlize Theron looked pissed.
  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    Which is a testament to their acting skills. Naomi Watts is overdue for an Oscar. If you look closely, you will see that their dresses and in Naomi's case, hair, is different, so yes, pre-recorded.
  6. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

    Naomi Watts is very under-appreciated. She wasn't even nominated for Mulholland Dr., if I remember correctly.
  7. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

    ^^^Still one the greatest performances I can ever recall seeing.
  8. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not, there are.

  9. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

    Again, find a youtube clip or something and you can see Charlize Theron and Naomi Watts were in different dresses looking pissed. Their reaction shots was staged and pre-recorded. Not only that, Charlize Theron was on stage dancing a minute later, no way she could run up stage that fast.
  10. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

    I thought it was obvious that the actresses were in on it. The whole thing was staged to get the "anticipated result" that Shatner predicted. None of it was really offensive, just silly.
  11. Andora

    Andora Skating season ends as baseball season begins

    The actresses were absolutely in on the slut shaming joke. Naomi and Charlize looked ashamed and upset while Jennifer gets to be proud she hasn't shown her stuff.

    That's because Seth is known to be offensive.

    Seth was indeed self aware when he offered that "what did you think you were getting?" bit after a joke was booed.

    In fact, four characters that are sexually assaulted and/or raped in said boob-showing scenes, according to this.

    I understand laughing at something like the boob song. Seth's shock humour seems designed to make you laugh at the absurdity of it. But that doesn't mean what he says is actually funny or acceptable.
  12. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    "Ewan McGregor, we saw your bits and pieces. Jason Segel we saw your Woody, too. Mark Wahlberg we saw your schlong in Boogie Nights. It was prosthetic, but it will do..."

    Anyway, the "Boobies" song was meant to be over-the-top offensive. Unfortunately for Seth, people didn't seem to get that it was a parody.
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  13. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    Jason Segal just luuurves to get naked in from of the cameras! Pretty much every movie. In the wrong line of business, perhaps?
  14. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    I think some need to recognize that some people do understand Seth's sense of humor, and still don't find it funny or clever.
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  15. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    Well, those of you who really hated it will be happy to know that he's not doing the show again (at least as of now). Apparently, he always said this was a one-shot deal, but I'm sure that a few of his most vocal detractors will take credit. For Seth's part, he's retweeted a few things about the press' hypocrisy, including pointing out that the Huffington Post posted an article about his sexism with a sidebar link to "The Week In Sideboob."
  16. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    I think you should send your CV to the Academy. This is way funnier than anything MacFarlane & co. came up with.
  17. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

    As someone who didn't know who Seth MacFarlane was (I recognize the name of his show but I've never seen it), I thought he did a good job. On a purely superficial note, he's easy on the eyes and I appreciate a man who can sing. And it was fun to see different Hollywood stars up on stage dancing and singing with him. Charlize and Channing were particularly a lovely surprise.

    I thought the intro was WAY too long (would have been funnier if they had cut about half out and made it a bit more streamlined) and the jokes weren't bad but I liked it better when it was a bit less rehearsed. His "introduction" of Meryl Streep had me cracking up, and it may have been cliche and dumb, but I about died during the Sound of Music bit. SO freakin' funny, lol.
  18. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

    I agree with this. And even if Seth was going for the “heh, here is the OTT boobie joke because you are all expecting me to do it”, it is still the obvious joke to make. He did have funny moments and I didn’t find him offensive, but I don’t think he is some super clever comedian. I enjoyed his singing more than his jokes.
  19. Yehudi

    Yehudi Snarks about Volchkova with love

    Not my type, but he's definitely had an interesting dating history. He's now rumored to be with Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys on Game of Thrones.

  20. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    I agree with most of this. I did not know who he was either until he hosted the Oscars this year. I liked him better than many of the past hosts. I too found the intro way too long, but there were some nice things in this year's programs. The "Sound of music' bit was great.
  21. OliviaPug

    OliviaPug Well-Known Member

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  22. OliviaPug

    OliviaPug Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and that would be about the same for every comedian out there. That's why there's chocolate and vanilla. Because the viewership for the Oscars is so wide (and especially so this year), I hardly think any host could have pleased everyone. I haven't thought any of the Oscar hosts have been particularly funny or fabulous over the years, but it's an "industry-patting-on-the-back" show after all, not a comedy revue.

    I've always really enjoyed the Tony's over the years, however. They've had some great and very talented hosts, including Neil Patrick Harris.

  23. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    His style is juvenile and self-indulgent; inappropriate for an event that is supposed to show the best of the movie industry to the world.
  24. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Joan was exhausting to me - maybe 90 minutes of her snark is too much to take. I thought they were so unfair to Helen Hunt - they really ripped into her. And I don't even like her that much. Her dress was not that bad.

    And everything Kelly wears is totally ruined because of that radioactive hair color she has. Oh, kill it with fire!!:eek:

    I found Seth to be a mixed bag; I think I prefer him better hiding behind his cartoons. I didn't find him as inappropriate as I did unfunny.
  25. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    A montage of rape scenes in movie would be humourous if it was done as a parody?
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  26. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member


    I probably shouldn't bite at this, but I will anyway. Personally, I don't find rape jokes funny. This was not a rape joke. This was a joke about film nudity and the immature male response to it. Should he have chosen different films for those particular actresses? Probably. Would people have found it offensive anyway? Probably.

    Anyway, to move away the hosting stuff, here's some after-party photos from IMDB. an eclectic mix of celebs to sat the least.
  27. Andora

    Andora Skating season ends as baseball season begins

    People will find it offensive because it WAS offensive.

    And the fact that he disregarded what goes on in the scenes where you see said actresses boobs is rather alarming, actually. A woman is being raped and all that matters is a tit-shot? And that's funny?
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  28. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    The most annoying thing about Oscars hosts is how they all (and not just Seth) do this "Hey look it's [insert actor's name]" and everyone starts applauding, including the host. It is usually a lead in to a joke but is so contrived.

    I actually liked the Boobie song, particularly the actresses in the audience being horrified. And William Shatner is just cool.
  29. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Billy Crystal, dust off your tux, baby. They'll need you next year.
  30. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

    Maybe Margaret Cho is free next year?:lol: