The Academy Awards reminded me of watching a sitcom.
It’s just not the same for me since all the movie stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, James Garner, James Stewart, and the perennial host, Bob Hope aren’t with us anymore.
Billy Crystal did a great job though. He beats out whatever they did last time. I liked Chris Rock’s bit. He’s the only one who made me at least chuckle. I thought the “Focus Group” on the Wizard of Oz was cute.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey did a bit that was almost funny.
Some of the winning was a yawn. Meryl Streep was correct, it was tiresome to watch her win her third academy award. She is a great actor, but there must be some others just as good. (Revision: I just saw Iron Lady she really deserved it! )
“The Artist” winning for best picture seemed contrived to me. They were applauding creativity and nerve. They couldn’t have been rewarding the trite story.
The best actor category was a disappointment. I think people who say dialogue deserved to win more than the actor from “The Silent Movie.” I was rooting for George Clooney, although he doesn’t need my sympathy!
It was nice that Christopher Plummer won an academy award. I did see the movie and he was great.
I couldn’t help thinking that “The Help” should have gotten more recognition. Nothing new, I guess.
But, I will give it a go next year too. It’s a tradition. But, with my movie stars gone, it’s never going to be the same.