Let's be honest here; until the last half hour, the Oscars were pretty much boring.
We knew Monique was going to win, and everything was not a shock or least bit amusing until the end. Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin were good. They did not run too long or do anything unneeded.
Weather George Clooney was really upset or it was all part of an act was the only thing interesting until the end.
Then came best actress. When I saw Oprah out there, I am like there is NO way Sandra Bullock is going to win the Oscar. I was like the girl from "Precious" in her first role is getting it.
So, yes, I was shocked when Sandra Bullock's name was announced. I was happy. She was stunned. Having to hear for months from Julia Roberts how she turned down the role for " The Blind Side" like it was something beneath her, I was worried. I was worried that Sandra would not get roles that would garner her an Oscar let alone a nomination. I am happy to think that now any movie that has Sandra in it will have in the credits Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock. I like the sound of that a lot.
The Best Actor going to Jeff Bridges was not a surprise because the Academy usually gives it to roles like that. Perhaps George knew that and that he was not going to win.
Then, came the big ones. I think James Cameron already had a place in mind where he was going to put his Oscars in his house. Barbra Streisand came out and already I was like....hmmm...something interesting is about to happen. Interesting indeed as when Kathryn Bigalow's name was read, shock then applause went through the crowd. Yes, James Cameron was married to her so it was interesting that an ex-wife and ex-husband went against each other in the same category but it is not what defines her.
Then came the big one and Tom Hanks, and everyone was like OK, she got best director but "Avatar" is def getting best picture. I was stunned and the entire crowd was left with mouths open as Tom announced "The Hurt Locker" and it went from a boring Oscars to an Oscars to be remembered as an underdog war movie trumped a James Cameron movie.
An interesting show and some other notable moments:
Ben Stiller dressed as a character from Avatar.
Farah Fawcett being left off the list of those who passed this year. I guess when you die the same day as Michael Jackson, everyone forgets about you.
Also, Bea Arthur was left off the memoriam list as well. Tre lame.
The John Hughes tribute was brilliant. Sigh.
What did YOU think of the Oscars?-Dr.FB