I’m not an avid moviegoer, but I enjoyed a few shows this year. Watching television is not a big part of my routine either, so I was unfamiliar with some of the ‘big’ stars.
Speaking of big, it appeared that the majority of the actresses were six feet tall or over. Amazing because they don’t appear to be that tall in the movies. Initially, I thought the interviewer was extraordinarily short but then noticed that the celebrities dwarfed most of the network people. These women were amazons standing next to them. Even many of the wives and girlfriends towered over their celebrity husbands/dates.
The majority of the female stars were in incredibly fit condition. How do they stay so slim?? They emitted stunning Hollywood glamour in their sleek body moulding dresses. To me, movie star glamour is what it’s all about.
Naomi Watts got a thumbs up from me on her stunning design. Fashion gurus gave her dress a thumbs down. No accounting for taste. Some of the fashions were definite hits and, unfortunately, others left a lot to be desired.
I’m glad I caught the red carpet segment because, in my opinion, that was the best part of the show.
Seth MacFarlane’s opening was so bizarre –so distasteful – it took restraint not to turn off the television before a single winner was announced. William Shatner was the best part of the opening, but even he couldn’t save it. Did the in-house audience really expect something that off-the-wall? I expected everyone – or at least a few – to get up and walk out.
The show didn’t really improve much. Shirley Bassie’s performance was an embarrassment. Goldfinger will never be the same. I cringed. Yes, watching the show was one long and uncomfortable squirm.
I can’t comment on much else because at that point I decided that hearing Affleck’s acceptance speech wasn’t worth the torture. Speaking of torture, Ben Affleck must have had some awkward moments after the movie Argo was released. Canadians are nice guys, but even nice guys speak up when they are misrepresented.
I had seen the movie Argo, but hadn’t realized how Affleck twisted history until I heard interviews with Ken Taylor and other Canadians involved in the rescue of the Americans. I found it incredible that Affleck had not spoken to Ken Taylor, or to my knowledge any of the Canadians involved, before the movie was made. Ben Affleck, shame on you.
Even former President Carter chastised the movie’s depiction of events saying, “90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian. And the movie gives almost full credit to the American CIA.” Way to go, Carter!
Because of the hoopla when the movie was released, I wondered if Affleck would say something during the acceptance speech – if he won – as an apology to the Canadians. Not much Affleck can do about this injustice after the fact. It’s too bad because it will always reflect poorly on his work. Well, maybe just from the Canadian viewpoint.
The whole Oscar evening was a wash for me. Thankfully, I didn’t have company over to watch the show with me, as was my original intention. I was able to shut off the TV and go to bed.
To think, I could have been curled up with a good book!!