|Best Picture||Winner: Argo (Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney)|
|Best Actor in a Leading Role||Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)|
|Best Actress in a Leading Role||Winner: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)|
|Best Director||Winner: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)|
I’m not one for award shows……I believe the “stars” think quite enough of themselves as it is and sure are compensated more than enough……but to ignore such a big night might be like an ostrich and sand.
I found it interesting that Seth McFarland was the host….though throwing a little self-deprecating humor upon the stars is not a bad thing.
Too bad Jennifer Lawrence fell, but I heard she upheld herself with much aplomb. Good for her, and being such a young woman receiving such a top honor is wonderful in and of itself. I don’t really know what’s up with her giving the media the finger but here is a prettied up picture of that.
I don’t know what Ben Affleck did to piss people off but he wasn’t recognized enough is some of the buzz I’ve heard. Oh well too bad so sad…his movie won, but he wasn’t nominated for best director.
I personally do not attend the “theater” much though my husband and I do enjoy when we think to go….we just have different interests. The price of a ticket and popcorn have rubbed us the wrong way. Also, the political views of most Hollywood insiders too upsets our equilibrium and has kind of taken the blush off the rose. I would rather watch a movie when it makes it to the small screen at my own discretion, if at all. We do make political statements in our own small way by not watching those actors and producers who’s political views are detrimental to America!
If you enjoy all this folderol than I hope last night was up to your expectations. I can’t actually believe the First Lady had to get involved by making a cameo though there’s a first time for everything and I guess we know this administration loves Hollywood. Last night Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Academy Awards, opening a Gold Envelope via a live satellite link-up from the White House in Washington DC.
Amazingly, supposedly Ben Aflleck thought he was hallucinating seeing the First Lady, though he enjoyed the honor. Oh get a freakin’ grip, Ben! So there is a slight wrap-up of the show if you missed it or chose to abstain like me so you can enter the water cooler conversation and not look like a total noob.
Evelyn Garone 2.25.13