After my son goes to sleep (usually 8 or 9), I get “mommy time”. No, don’t cue the porn music – “pow chicka pow pow”. Dirty! This means I get to finally do all those wonderful chores that get put off during the day. That means I’m doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, making baby food, paying bills, making shopping lists, etc. If I’m lucky, I’ll try to bang out another page for the scrapbook. Thanks to time-shifting and PVR, I don’t even miss my TV shows.
Last night was different.
It was the Oscars.
Yeah, I know. Who cares about these celebrities? How dare they flaunt their wealth when people are losing their homes? I completely agree. But, sometimes it’s nice to escape from that depressing stuff and look at bright shiny stars.
I still did laundry during commercials. But, I was pretty glued to the TV. I can’t be bothered with that pre-show red carpet stuff. The after-show is even worse. Why do people insist on making a 3 1/2 hour show into a 8 hour marathon? Who sits for this? Whew!
I hate to say it, but I didn’t see any of the Best Picture nominees. Not one! I think the last movie I saw was “Transformers”. Sorry, but we’re in recession. So, why did I watch?
Can we say, “Yum!”. He’s charming, sexy, gorgeous, and strong. He’s a devoted husband and dedicated father. He can act, sing, and dance! Please tell me he was genetically engineered because I didn’t think such a human existed.
So, I was a little stoked to see him host the biggest show on earth. It was either going to be really great or the biggest train wreck in the history of television.
You know what? I thought that was a pretty good show. It was a little long but not soul sappingly tedious. I liked the musical numbers. Who knew that Anne Hathaway could sing? What a turnaround it has been for her. She’s a trouper.
The way that they introduced the nominees for Best and Supporting Actors/Actresses was really touching. I couldn’t help but tear up. Some would say that such back-patting is indulgent. But, how would you feel if someone you truly admired and respected, stood on a stage and told you that you did a great job? I’d be a blubbery mess.
I even thought the stage design was genius. It made it seem more intimate and less grand.
The bit with James Franco and Seth Rogen was hilarious. I hope they team up again. They create comedy magic together.
Some of the acceptance speeches were memorable. I teared up again when Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz won. What fabulous ladies. I cheered when Sean Penn and Dustin Lance Black called for the acceptance of gay rights. How ridiculous is Prop 8? It’s freaking Hollywood!
All in all, one of the best Oscars ever. I wish there had been a few surprises. I mean, we all knew that Heath Ledger was going to win “Best Supporting Actor” and that “Slumdog Millionaire” was going to clean up. But, I’m not complaining. Oh wait! I’ve more laundry to do! Sigh.