Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, of course. The bar was higher than last year, and they at least achieved the same level of wit and fun. Their opening segment (especially the George Clooney joke) and Poehler playing Fey’s long-lost son “Randy” were the peaks.
Stirring words about Nelson Mandela from U2 while on stage might make them the Oscar frontrunners.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing along with all the jokes from the stage.
A very nice touch having the subjects of two of the Drama Picture nominees Niki Lauda (“Rush”) and Philomena Lee (“Philomena”) as presenters.
“12 Years a Slave” wins the Best Drama but was not the “best” at directing, writing, acting or score?
Sean Combs seemed loopy. Ben Affleck was quite sleepy.
All awards shows MUST come up with some way to get winners on stage quicker. These are becoming timekillers that most people can’t tolerate any longer. The first person to figure out this problem will be hailed in Hollywood.
The speech by Jacqueline Bisset was so irritating.
And would it kill Woody Allen to show up for a nice tribute where he doesn’t have to suffer through winning or losing?
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