I watched Ellen's intro segment. I've always liked her stand up presence . Love her timing. I watched the first presentations then we looked up the movie, Gravity seeing it was getting several wins to watch it.
It was an okay movie but didn't think it was Oscar Material for the main categories. Not enough time spent on character development for Bullock or Clooney to even be considered IMO and I love both of them as actors.
Then the entire film seemed to be on fast forward. Only two characters plus the guy called "Houston " , whoever he was
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
I haven't seen many of the films, esp 12 Years as a Slave.. Looks good though , so do Dallas Buyers, Wolf of WS, and American Hustle which I also haven't seen. I saw Gravity and it was excellent but not Best Picture quality IMO- no more than 2001 . Hope 12 Years as a Slave.. is much better.
Glad McConaughey got BA... I like him... thought his speech was good too!
The funniest were the Lopezes for the Best Song... rhyming thanks !! what a hoot !! What else would you expect from SONG writers !! Thought the song performance was awesome !
Surprise about Cate B getting BAs... didn't see that coming. Didn't think Streep would get it... too many before, but thought Dench or Bullard might, thought Bullard was a long shot... not much character development in space.
I missed Ellen's opening (but have it recorded) but I thought the audience thingy was lame. NO BODY beats Crystal IMO.
Course my favorite part each year is "In Memorium"... sad but nostalgic. Like they say, Thank God we have them on film !!
I agree about Gravity. It's great on the awards it won, but it is not a good movie. Cate Blanchett was awe-inspiring in Blue Jasmine. McConaughey was tremendous in Dallas Buyers Club. I haven't seen 12 Years a Slave because I don't know I can take it, to tell the truth.
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I haven't followed the Awards for a bazillion years. I think the recognition is good and I'm glad to see the players awarded for their efforts — at least some of them, anyway — but it's too much hype and too much pretense overall, IMHO. I like or dislike the movies I see based strictly on the personal impact. So for me, the Awards are sort of after the fact. Mazel tov to all the winners, but… Meh.
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