Oscars 2012

27 Feb

Overall, this year’s Oscars were pretty meh. Serviceable, but not particularly exciting or memorable. But even blah awards shows have their moments, so here are a few things that I did enjoy (these are probably not in any sort of chronological order, since I am working off of memory here).

  • Jessica Chastain’s dress
  • Melissa McCarthy’s shoes
  • The fact that Sookie St. James was an Oscar nominee
  • The Cirque du Soleil people doing crazy Cirque du Soleil things. One guy did not stick his landing when they were doing the four guy spin-and-switch thing (the technical term for that move, obviously), but that was ok. Keeps them human.
  • Colin Firth, To Meryl Streep: “Meryl. Mamma Mia. We were in Greece. We danced. I was gay. We were happy.” Best line of the night, hands down.
  • Rose Byrne’s and Melissa McCarthy’s Martin Scorsese drinking game
  • The fact that either people finally decided to not be tacky and applaud during the In Memoriam, or the production people finally figured out how to mute applause. Either way: finally.
  • Jim Rash making fun of that weird Angelina Jolie leg thing
  • Emma Stone, who I thought was drunk when she first walked out. I was relieved yet disappointed when it became clear it was part of a bit.
  • The Artist winning for Best Picture! I love that movie.

That’s about it. There might have been some other good stuff, but I don’t remember it, so it couldn’t have been all that good.

Also, there is one lowlight that absolutely cannot be left out of any discussion of the 2012 Oscars, and that is Bradley’ Cooper’s mustache. This is the text that I sent to my mom when I saw him: “AH BRADLEY WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR FACE.” I really, really, really hope it’s for a role. Otherwise, someone needs to stage a misguided-facial-hair intervention like yesterday.



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