Okay, I know it took me an awful long time to post this; but I really didn’t have the time (or the energy, I’m sick) to do it before, and if you know me this is the kind of things I like to be mostly thorough about. Besides, we are still in Post-Oscars week, so it’s fine. Anyway, back to Hollywood's Grand Prom now.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: this was the best Academy Awards Ceremony I’ve seen in years; and maybe ever. And one of the main reasons for that is: Ellen. Bring Ellen back every fucking year! I wasn’t among those who didn’t like Seth McFarlane last year, but he doesn’t begin to compare to Ellen. Ellen is fun, wait hilarious is a better adjective, and she’s also super humble. She never makes it about her. She’s like this super kind woman who lets you into her home and makes you feel welcome and special all at the same time. Like a lot of people noted: she’s always funny without ever needing to be mean and that’s the best kind of humor. Needless to say I loved everything about her hosting: from the selfie to the pizzas and even that ridiculous fairy outfit she wore.
The other thing I loved -and I mean loved- about this year’s ceremony is that the producers finally understood that we want to hear what the winners have to say, all they have to say, who they have to thank, yes even the cinematographers and the editors and the costume designers. If I were an Oscar winner, I’d want to have the opportunity to thank…the whole planet and Mars probably; and not be cut by the Oscars orchestra because I’m not an A-lister (just so you know, if I ever won one it’d probably be for Best Original Screenplay). I mean if we had to listen to McConaughey ramble about God, I’m glad we also had the chance to hear those adorable siblings make a speech full of joie de vivre!
Speaking of heartfelt, touching, brilliant speeches:
Lupita Nyong’o said that: “no matter where you come from, your dreams are valid.”
Steve McQueen honored the memory of the slaves who survived and died in the days of yore and those who still live in servitude today.
Jared Leto stood up for “those who have ever felt injustice because of who [they] are or who [they] love.”
Cate Blanchett told Julia Roberts to “hashtag-suck-it!” and reminded the industry sexixts that “the world is round people!” (in other news, I love my wife!)
Alfonso Cuaron humbly said that "Sandy is Gravity" and spoke in Spanish, I didn’t understand it all (feel free to tell me!), but from what I got, he thanked his mama and I always find it adorable.
Speaking of mamas, Jared Leto's date was his mom Constance. Who taught him to dream. Constance looks like a rad mom (she raised two sons by her very own) and she looks damn fine too!
Other great things about this year’s Academy Awards?
Everyone looked fabulous!
Lupita, Meryl and Amy busting some sick moves to Happy!
Cate Blanchett won an Oscar (her second).
Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar.
Spike Jonze won an Oscar.
Lupita Nyong’o's brother (is he her twin/does someone know his name?) wins at life. He is on the selfie. And you see him better than you see Lupita!
Watching Meryl Streep (and co) eat pizza is one of the best thing in the world.
Kevin Spacey Frank Underwood serve pizza is one of the best thing of the world.
If Ellen doesn’t want to come back next year, can we all agree that Frank Underwood should host?
12 Years A Slave won Best Picture…
And this happened…
And this also happened…
Most of the Oscars I wanted to be won were won (by the people I wanted to see win).
The Pizza Delivery Guy got a $1000 tip.
American Hustle have no Oscars. Not a single one. Not even from their mother!
I actually see no bad in this year’s ceremony: okay there was this moment.
But John Travolta's cluelessness at pronunciation is kind of funny don't you think. See, we even had unintentional funny.
Those were the best Oscars, and I’ll be talking about how good they were until next year!