WOW! I just finished watching the Academy Awards and I have to tell you...That was the best one I've seen in many years! Hugh Jackman was a great host. I especially loved all the musical numbers. The numbers from Slumdog Millionaire were the best. If you missed it, check around tomorrow on YouTube. I'm sure someone will have a copy up soon. It was a Bollywood number! They had women dressed in Indian dresses dancing so beautifully. I LOVED IT! That type of dance is just amazing to watch. It is beautiful and athletic at the same time. That combination is hard to pull off. But these women did. :)
I loved that there were no awkward jokes followed by awkward silence. The comedians usually do a good job, but it often felt like they were trying to hard (with the exception of Bob Hope and Whoopi Goldberg-seriously! that woman can do anything!). And I loved the way that the awards for Best Actor & Actress and the Best Supporting Actor & Actress were given. Five previous winners introduced each nominee and gave a few remarks about their performance. For example, in the Best Actress Category Sophia Lauren introduced Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine introduced Anne Hathaway. The actors and actresses that they got to do this were amazing! Usually the Oscars focus so much on the current people. It was nice to see some of the older ones remembered and cheered!!
The Previous Winners who participated were:
Whoopi Goldberg (love her!)
Shirely MacLaine (love her!)
Joel Grey (love him!)
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Kevin Kline (love him!)
In case you're wondering, the "love him/her!" notices are on the people who have starred in MUSICALS! Haha! As Hugh Jackman proclaimed tonight, "The Musical is BACK!"
To which I answer, AMEN and Hallelujah! ;)
AND nobody bad-mouthed the President this time. How amazing is that! For, I don't know, about eight years someone's always had something bad to say about our President or some joke made at his expense. Well! Hollywood has turned over a new leaf. There is finally some respect for the Office of the President! Haha! I hope it will last. ;)