What can you say about the
Academy Awards Show this year?
It was nice. Ellen was nice. Except for the semi-snarky bit pretending that Lisa Minnelli (in the flesh) was actually the best female impersonator ever. Lisa did not look amused.
The dresses were tasteful, mostly pastel or bright, and that was . . . nice. Although I do feel the need to point out that if you're going to wear a very, very plunging neckline, you should have something to show off. Unless you're Jared Leto. I also give a pass to Lupita Nyong'o because she is so lovely and wore such a pretty shade of blue.
I also liked the pizza party ploy, and Ms. DeGeneres had fun getting all those 1 per centers to cough up a few bucks. Especially Harvey Weinstein, who complained later that he put in $200 and that Ellen pocketed the money. We suspect he can afford it. Ya think? Meanwhile, the bewildered delivery boy, who thought he was going to be bringing the pies backstage, was reported to have received a $1000 "tip" for his impromptu onscreen appearance.
Actually, most of the stars who partook of the pie got it for free, because they are rich and famous (Does this make sense to you?) but that was nothing compared to the goodie bags they got this year, which were worth a mere $85,000. Really. Can you imagine?
Passing out the pizza was a way to connect us mere mortals to the mega stars. They eat slices just like us! Well, maybe not JUST like us, but let's nibble, not quibble. And did you notice that some of these usually diet-conscious celebs like Meryl Streep took big healthy bites.
TWITTER WAS ATWITTER!
Loved the selfie. And so, it seems, did everybody else. It was retweeted 2.7 million times and received 1.4 million favorites. This breaks the site's previous record, which was set by President Barack Obama after his re-election. I would wonder whether people didn't have anything better to do, but they were, you see, watching the Oscars, and if you don't need to get another beer, or get rid of what you've just drunk, during all those acceptance speeches, then yes, retweeting makes perfect sense.
We're also quite impressed with Mathew McConaughey's performance in The Dallas Buyer's Club, but, as one critic pointed out, we wish that he wasn't quite so impressed with it. Talk about acceptance speeches. Nah, let's not. Except for. . .
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