Skip to comments.Oscars: An American Embarrassment!!!
Posted on 02/27/2013 6:12:21 AM PST by NOBO2012
I wasnt going to do a review of the Oscars today, because really: whats the point? I was planning to skip my commentary and just link you to this guy, who seems to know more about Hollywood than anyone could possibly wish to know.
Then, it happened: Lady M decided to butt in, so now Ive got to say something about the Academy Awards. So here goes: Worst. Oscars. Ever.
Seriously bad. Worse than a bad migraine bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. And not just because our First Lady decided her presence would add something to the most egregious showcase of self-love ever invented.
Harvey Weinstein (whos been to the Big White nearly as often as George Clooney and Ben Affleck) was the brain behind Lady Ms surprise appearance as the presenter of the BEST PICTURE of the year. For Harvey the biggest surprise was that neither of his movies (Django and Silver Linings) won. That honor went to Ben Afflecks Argo. Welcome to our world, Harvey. In politics if your opponent is willing and able to buy more votes than you are, he WINs, you lose! Pretty simple. So while you were busy buying the wrapping for your present, Mr. Affleck was still negotiating with the delivery agents. I hope you learned something there.
(snip)And for the cynics who said Lady M wouldnt pay a bit of attention to the military once she had re-upped for four more years, please note that she chose members of the military as her
props backdrop escorts for the Oscars.
Although frankly, I thought the whole beam me up Scotty meme was just a little tacky. I kept expecting either Captain Kirk or Lady M to offer me a special on a round-trip, Price Line, all expenses included vacation package.
Now, as long as Im here covering the Oscars against my will, I might as well announce my awards too:
Most drop-dead gorgeous, despite the pixie hair: Charlize! Hands down.
Best cosmetic surgeon in Hollywood: Hanoi Jane you would never guess she was ninety five.
Runner up: Babs. She never looked better. Really, never.
Strangest bodice treatment on her gown: Reese Witherspoon
Although this 1950 super-bra construction seems to making a strong comeback on the fashion runway:
Nora Jones makes retro fashion classy
Neither of the above examples were as original as Jennifer Lawrences boob bra dress with wing cups at the Golden Globes though.
Speaking of Jennifer Lawrence: she looked gorgeous last night! Butt seriously I think Id consider getting another stylist next year. One who doesnt hate me.
Whoops! too much dress. Whoops! Not enough dress.
Either that, or stop winning: those stairs are not your friend, honey.
The real winners last night were all the singers: Jennifer Hudson, Adele, Nora, etc.. I predicted the return of musicals shortly after Big Guys First Immaculation when it became clear we were headed for a deep and long recession. In the past, Hollywood has always produced musicals for our diversion during hard times. My prediction turned out to be 4 years premature, probably because Hollywood believed BO and Joes line about our summer of recovery. Plus its harder to find people who can sing and dance than it is to find actors to play vampires and zombies.
(snip)Well, thats all Ive got time for. If youre still suffering from an Oscar hangover, heres my prescription:
Jim Beam Black: Take two and call me in the morning
I hope thats not racist.
Pay attention....The show was all about "gay".
The gays aren’t happy with just having The Tony Awards.
Read about Seth MacFarlane at wiki....
And to think she could have had that Shabazz guy and his soldiers from the New Black Panthers, whose uniforms have even more medals and shiny stuff.
At least our US military props didn't have to carry Bangs in on a litter and wave ostrich feather fans as she spoke. Cleopatra style, (she gots the hair). Now THAT would have been Cecil B. DeMille-style Hollywood!
Bangs is not the first WH grifter to use the military as props. Hillary Clinton's staff once ordered WH military er aides (decorated officers) to help serve drinks at a WH receptions because their uniforms were more impressive that the WH waiters.
--- tweeted Walter Kirn, who writes for the liberal journal The New Republic----"seeing Obama lavishly gowned, replete with jewels, and, of all things, military guards, was a 'Creepy South American totalitarian-lite vibe....'"
NY Post opined: "Even President Ronald Reagan never busted in live on the Oscars, and Reagan was an actual movie star, academy member, and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. (Reagan taped a non-self-aggrandizing enjoy the show welcome for the March 30, 1981, Oscars which had to be delayed because he was shot that very day.)" (EXCERPT--NYP Oscar Review 2/26)
The last time I watched the Oscars was back about 1976 or 1977.
I began to loose interest in such shows back in the early 1960s when as a young kid we were watching out Black and White Zenith TV, on edge to see who would win!
Then my dad flipped on the radio and they already had the winner an hour before we saw who won.
It was never the same after that.
Surprised to hear about them ~ after they’d happened this time. Usually don’t catch much of ‘em ~ but the pictures here are interesting ~ every single one of these women has a part of her upper lip that is thicker than the rest and it looks crooked. Were they all born with hairlips perhaps? You know they abort the hairlip babies these days.
They lost me (actually, they never had me) after the “joke” about John Wilkes Booth getting into Lincoln’s head.
***Were they all born with hairlips perhaps?***
Nah, they just got mad at at their boyfriends and hit them in the fist with their lips.
All the theatre personnel wore those outfits...with rank and all. It was a time when you were ushered to your seats which were leather and velvet. My dad knew the owner so we always had passes.
They do what?!?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.