I watched them yesterday, (on my laptop, because apparently HULU live doesn't have ABC and when I tried logging in to their app, it kept putting me in a loop that was stupidly frustrating), and they were surprisingly fun. I think not having a host made it feel more light-hearted than usual. Less heavy. There weren't any really awkward moments with the presenters either, because they didn't seem to try and write them any little skits, which was nice. And like usual, I hadn't seen hardly any of the movies nominated. Except for Black Panther. Samuel L Jackson and Brie Larson presented together and they both giggled like school kids the entire time. And someone wisely made the decision to put Chris Evans in the front row so he could help out when Regina King won the first Oscar given out. (Which yes, was a nice moment, but why is anyone in the front row who isn't nominated for something? They've got people that have to trudge from the back of the house, and there he and his brother are taking up two seats...) I wasn't particularly invested in any person or movie to win, but Olivia Colman's speech was a delight. Although I haven't seen any of the other movies up for Best Picture, when you look at what was nominated, The Green Book feels like a lot of voters chose it because it was safe to like, and The Favorite and Roma probably split the rest of the votes.
I kept up by refreshing Indiewire's website. I thought it was funny that Spike Lee was so pissed that Green Book won that Jordan Peele had to calm him down. Later, Lee said that every time he goes to the Oscars he gets beat by a movie about someone driving someone else.
My bet was that The Favourite was going to win. I think Black Panther should have because it had the biggest cutural impact (outside of maybe Spider-verse), and it'll be talked about 20 years from now. All these others, not as much, and especially not Green Book (outside of people lamenting the fact that it's the Shakespeare in Love of its time).
There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not.
I didn't really watch the actual ceremony, but it is a shocker that after they gave it best Foreign Language film that they'd also give it Best Picture. It'd be their way of having their cake and eating it too. But the crowd seemed appreciative. And saw clips that he ended up honoring Martin Scorsese so that was sweet.
Lord Loser: I see you found a new shoutbox...
Nov 25, 2019 14:44:31 GMT -5
ctheokas: What the fork is this!?!
Nov 25, 2019 15:10:54 GMT -5
Lord Loser: There's no need to shout... erm... waitaminute...
Nov 25, 2019 15:59:41 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I forget why I shut it off previously.
Nov 25, 2019 17:45:29 GMT -5
Lord Loser: IIRC... there was an upgrade, new board didn't have it..
Nov 25, 2019 19:29:27 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I think it was me who turned it off. Were the spambots getting to it? Because it's just a box I check off on the forums setting page.
Nov 27, 2019 10:06:06 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I know I had it on trying to get all the people who used to chat on Shield.TV (which is gone) and Whedonesque (which is shut down) but had no real way of getting their attention.
Nov 27, 2019 10:07:01 GMT -5
ctheokas: Happy Thanksgiving, you weirdos.
Nov 28, 2019 11:02:19 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy Small Business Saturday. ;P
Nov 30, 2019 13:47:30 GMT -5
ctheokas: WHY ISN'T ANYONE SHOUTING ON THIS THING!?!
Dec 21, 2019 9:14:11 GMT -5
Lord Loser: Have a good one ya bunch of weirdos...
Dec 24, 2019 19:38:04 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy New Year!
Jan 1, 2020 0:27:15 GMT -5