Monday, February 23, 2015
My Private Oscar
Best acceptance: Patricia Arquette. Bad hair, bad dress, and heartfelt speech. Since I wanted Boyhood to win best picture, she got the only moment for that great film.
Best performance on the show: Hands down to John Legend and Common for Glory. Just a wonderful song that I think will be performed for a long time to come.
Made me happy moment: When they showed Harry Belafonte receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. This used to be an important part of the Awards show. It still should be. And, seeing just a glimpse of Harry in Selma.
Cringeworthy cheap shot: Neil Patrick Harris making a snarky reference to "treason" as Laura Poitras and Glen Greenwald were getting well deserved honors for Citizenfour. Stay classy, Oscar.
Last Word: The Golden Globes used to be a small time event you had to pay to attend. Now, it is more fun and more entertaining than the Academy Awards. You let it slip away, Oscar.