Monday, February 23, 2009

The Best Part of the Oscars

Okay, so I did watch a bit of the show. Thankfully it ended at 8 pm here on the west coast. I pity you east coast diehards that stayed up until the bitter end. How cool that Slumdog won Best Picture? Sean Penn's speech was great--even as it strayed into the political and Kate Winslet was much more comprehensible than she was at the Golden Globes.

A lot of people are raving about Hugh Jackman's opening number. It was cute, but definitely took a page from Billy Crystal's humorous numbers of the past.

My favorite Oscar moment was this advertisement for the Jimmy Kimmel Show. I've always had a soft spot for Jimmy, but how funny is Tom Cruise?


  1. For me, the Slumdog dances were the best, and I wish they'd opened the show. Jackman's opening seemed lame to me, and now I know why: repurposed Billy Crystal. Also, I'd loved to have seen a WALL-E-inspired dance number. During Queen Latifah's moving song, I was thankful that Gale Harold survived his accident and that his face wasn't up on the screen. I loved the new "peer review" way of presenting the acting awards; great way to honor past and present accomplishments. But Tilda Swinton has abandoned surrealism as a dressing strategy, which was disappointing. Her attire was positively corporate.

  2. Colleen,

    I missed the Slumdog dancers--they do sound like they would be the highlight of the show. And speaking of dancing, that portion of Jackman's number was electrifying--the man can certainly move!