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    #56474

    So did Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Connelly, and Marcia Gay Harden.

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    Paul – you committed to saying you were wrong if this happened, which I suspected it would:

    Oscars Up From Last Year In Early Ratings
    By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday February 27, 2012 @ 7:55am PSTTags: Oscars ratings

    Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking The Oscars
    Despite mostly negative reviews and no popular blockbusters among the movies vying for the top prizes, last night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards drew a 25.5 household rating/38 share from 8:30-11:24 PM, up 4% from last year (24.5/37). This year’s show was also up from 2009 and 2008 while down from 2010 and 2007 (see historical data below). Among adults 18-49, the Oscars delivered a 14.3 rating in Nielsen’s Local People Meter markets, on par with last year’s 14.4 despite having a host host, Billy Crystal, whose age was the ages of last year’s co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway combined.

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    ^^^The show isn’t getting mostly negative reviews. Most are saying it was nothing special and very safe; but much better than last year.

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    Anybody notice they used Moneyball’s score for the Best Picture montage?

    I was disappointed that Moneyball won nothing, but overall it was a good telecast.

    I noticed it!! And remember saying it that’s a good omen for Moneyball, but I knew it could not win.

    I’m still thrilled by Meryl’s win. 30 years of wait finally over, and I couldn’t be more happier!!! And although I wish it was for a film more people liked, I’m more than happy cause it was a helluva better film that I’d expected before going into the theatre, and that performance was truly truly great. Just wonderful that the Academy recognized it, finally!!

    And this also shatters all the statistics and records some of us are so bound to include all the time as pre-requisites for winning. You don’t necessarily need to be in a BP to win you’re 3rd (lol well unless you’re Bergman or Streep), just like you can be 82 and still win the Oscar, or be a French dude. Many new records were written yesterday, and all these show that no matter how you try to predict base on previous records, some things are just beyond the stats.

    The Artist’s win wll go down in history as a right choice. If not the BEST choice of the bunch, it certainly was on the top of everyone’s list and crowning it BP definitely was the punctuation mark! for a show that exuded the notion of the magic of movies.

    Happy for Jean Dujardin. Btw, did he swear in the end in his uber-happiness?? I thought he went off he rails a little and the camera cut to the band in those boxes.

    Wonderfully surprised and happy for Hugo for the 5 wins. I wouldn’t say Cinematography, as Tree of Life was ROBBED in that one, but winning 5 means it will survive the test of time and be relevant 100 years from now as 5-time Oscar winning picture, which is all it needs for this great masterpiece.

    Genuinely touched by the speeches of all of them- Meryl, Octavia, Christopher. Loved it that Octavia got a Standing O, that was least expected from me.

    I really liked the overall flow of the show, it seemed really swift and didn’t feel like a gazillion hours.

    The Descendants and MIP winning!! YAY.

    On the other hand, things that I disliked/hated-

    Some of the presenters (Emma Stone acting all cheerful and high; like Stiller said to you Emma, just go there and present the damn award. But the zinger Emma spewed and her delivery in the end was priceless! )
    I hated the Robert Downey Jr. act. He was funny last year with TIna Fey, this year. nop, didn’t work.
    They HAD to include Twilight and Bieber? Ugghhh…
     

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    One complaint:  WTF with those mostly poorly chosen clips?!

    Another complaint:  Never again allow Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow to present together.

    One more complaint:  Shouldn’t Elizabeth Taylor deserve better?

    Hold on, not done yet:  Justin Bieber?  Really?  Supposedly appealing to 18-24 years old?  Not on this planet.

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    Hollis, you are correct about the fire water! And I did indeed see a nun on the red carpet in all her glory (and wondering how in the lord’s name a woman of the cloth finds herself admidst such regalia), and another religious figure, Sally Kirkland, etc. but thought I might have been hallucinating by that late stage in the eveing since I tuned in early that day in order, like the venerable Sean Young, to fully take in all the proceedings.

    Thank you at least for clarifying who the sister was. Boy, my girls were all out in their glory getting into all sorts of mischief weren’t they?! I was a bit sad for Sean to have spent 4+ hours at the LA Police station in all her finery when she clearly had dressed for another type of evening entirely. When you said “did they show Mother” on the red carpet, it did make me wonder if you were there in person on the red carpet and all the parties if you weren’t sure what was shown on TV. Or were you similarly 3 sheets to the wind?

    I did love all the lady leg this year! Wasn’t Angelina cheeky marching about posing with her right leg at the ready, fully exposed throughout. I was aghast when during her regal presenting, one of the winners decided to mock her stance right in front of her. If that were me, I would have picked up the scrawny creature and tossed him a good distance into the audience! It could be considered hubris to mock the gods and goddesses.

    Ethel, I missed the Red Carpet for the most part this year. And no, I wasn’t 3 sheets to the wind <yet>. I was helping Sean recreate that 1987 hairdo for the Governor’s Ball. My, I do feel for that girl. Just watched No Way Out the other day and I really enjoyed her in that. But seems after working with Mr. Woods, the only press she gets is tabloid fodder. Shame!

    Mother Dolores was in the Docu Short “God is the Bigger Elvis”. About how she left Hollywood to become a cloistered nun.
    I adored her (and Paula Prentiss, Connie Francis and Yvette Mimeau(?) ) in “Where The Boys Are”. And she’s also a voting member of the Academy. Though “Saving Face” looks like a deserving winner, I was hoping “God is…” would win just for her to show up on stage in her habit. Billy could ask her who she was wearing.

    And yes, I thought Angelina was flawless. Hence my new avatar and signature.

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    Sorry if I missed something about this, but did anyone else notice the one line from the Wizard of Oz sketch?

    “We’re going to see Gone with the Wind next. Are there any monkeys in that?”

    Ummm….kind of an unfortunate word choice there.

    Gee, it never occurred to me to think racism there.  I took it for face value (actual monkeys).  Sometimes, what someone says is what someone actually means I think. 

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    The ratings are officially out, and this year was up 4%.

    UPDATE: Billy Crystal-Hosted Oscars Watched By 39.3 Million, Up From Last Year
    By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday February 27, 2012 @ 11:45am PSTTags: Academy Awards, Billy Crystal, Oscars, Ratings
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    Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking The Oscars

    UPDATE 11:30 AM: The 84th Annual Academy Awards drew 39.3 million viewers in Live+Same Day. That is up 4% from last year’s viewership and the second-most-watched Oscar ceremony in the past five years, behind the 2010 show where The Hurt Locker defeated blockbuster Avatar. Among adults 18-49, last night’s Oscar telecast (11.7 rating) was even with last year, an impressive feat given that that this year’s host Billy Crystal is almost 64, while last year’s show was hosted by twenty- and thirtysomethings James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Here is historical data for the Academy Awards’ audiences over the past decade, along with the Best Picture winner that year.

    2012 39.3 million The Artist
    2011 37.9 million The King’s Speech
    2010 41.3 million The Hurt Locker
    2009 36.3 million Slumdog Millionaire
    2008 32.0 million No Country For Old Men
    2007 40. 2 million The Departed
    2006 38.9 million Crash

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    Paul – you committed to saying you were wrong if this happened, which I suspected it would:

    Oscars Up From Last Year In Early Ratings
    By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday February 27, 2012 @ 7:55am PSTTags: Oscars ratings

    Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking The Oscars
    Despite mostly negative reviews and no popular blockbusters among the movies vying for the top prizes, last night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards drew a 25.5 household rating/38 share from 8:30-11:24 PM, up 4% from last year (24.5/37). This year’s show was also up from 2009 and 2008 while down from 2010 and 2007 (see historical data below). Among adults 18-49, the Oscars delivered a 14.3 rating in Nielsen’s Local People Meter markets, on par with last year’s 14.4 despite having a host host, Billy Crystal, whose age was the ages of last year’s co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway combined.

    Yes, I was wrong and you were right.  ABC should send a monetary gift to Crystal because as EW.com said, he pretty much rescued the ratings.   

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    I appreciate your acknowledgement.

    I don’t think Crystal had much to do with it though. I think it was the films and the stars involved in the races that helped, even if we “insiders” knew it was all about the Weinstein films winning.

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    I appreciate your acknowledgement.

    I don’t think Crystal had much to do with it though. I think it was the films and the stars involved in the races that helped, even if we “insiders” knew it was all about the Weinstein films winning.

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    A serious disconnect between moviegoers and the Academy, none more pronounced than in 2 of the last 3 years.
     

    Then stay away from the academy awards and instead stick with the proletarian People’s Choice Awards. 

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    I am headed to the Berkshires next week where i hope to see Mrs Donald Gummer..and personally
    congratualte her and her family…My house is about 3 miles from hers…and i know she will be there
    resting for a few months and cooking and gardening..and preparing to play Violet Weston in
    August Osage County… ….most likely place to see her is the fruit and vegetable market or the
    general store…The mega superstar actress/ movie star will be as nice to all of the people who
    live in the same small town as she is nice to all of Hollywood…

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    I thought Downey, Jr. was hilarious! Paltrow matched him toe-to-toe.. Did you take him seriously?? Only Emma Stone and the Bridesmaids presented better. Everyone else was so robotic.

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