Hulu actually has the award show, broken up over three parts, so I will watch this eventually but really, that year with the Writer Boycotts, and the award show was just a few people reading the awards, I would be more than fine with that being the norm.
Also, it is going to take many hours to watch the show at 15 to 30 minute intervals so I wasn’t worried about spoiling the results.
I mostly wanted to see if X-Men Days of Future Past won its Oscar, it didn’t, it went to Interstellar. On my way down to that result, I caught that Michael Keaton didn’t win Leading Male Perfromance, so that is highly disappointing as well. I figured X-Men wasn’t going to win but Keaton not winning stinks.
It reminds me how I’m still mad at the academy giving Sean Penn the Oscar instead of Bill Murray for his performance in Lost in Translation. Bill Murray only has one chance at winning an Oscar and they have since given Penn an additional Oscar. It drives me crazy sometimes when I see Bill Murray being brave in interviews for various other projects.
Glad Birdman won Best Picture, as did its director, Alejandro Inarritu – that should make Alex of www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com blog very happy, I love his film blog so much! Birdman also won for Original Screenplay. It also won Best Cinematography, which from what I heard, makes perfect since with what the ‘trick’ of the film’s direction.
Juilanne Moore is finally an Oscar winner, so that’s terrific! I need to watch, Still Alice.
JK Simmons being an Oscar winner feels like a big win, I have loved that man for years now!
Big Hero 6 won Best Animated Feature, so that’s awesome for Marvel! Now let’s get a Pet Avengers film in the works! Do it Marvel!
The Edward Snowden documentary, citizenfour, won the Best Documentary, so that seems pretty brave.
“Glory” from Selma, winning Best Original Song seems like a consolation prize for the entirely white nominees in all the other categories. I imagine with NPH hosting the award show, that he would make a joke about that.
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We got through the award show, my wife fell asleep during it. It was a pretty boring show, outside of NPH, who did make the all white jokes, good for him!
I had forgotten some celebrities died, this year. Apparently a bunch of people are upset that Joan Rivers wasn’t shown, she was great in Spaceballs but I’m not the biggest fan of her gimmick.
Mickey Rooney / James Garner / Edward “Gilmore Girls” Hermann / Maya Angelou / Richard “Jurassic Park” Attenborough / Robin Williams, who I still can’t believe isn’t alive anymore / Bob Hoskins and Mike Nichols.