Instead of writing up a proper review/reflection for the Oscars for this week’s post, I’ve decided to post my (mostly) unfiltered thoughts as they pop into my head – more a “stream of consciousness” type babble with some minor structure than an official reaction. If you follow me on twitter, you may know that I also live-tweet(ed) the event, so this post might contain repeat thoughts. Here goes!
Where did Lucas Hedges’s hair go?????
JOHN LEGEND is performing the La La Land songs?!? I am down with that.
Hidden Fences strikes again! Someone needs to make an actual movie, now.
How tall is Matt Damon? Is he not tall or is Michael Strahan just super tall?
Aw, the boys of Moonlight all together in one picture!
Isabelle Huppert’s dress is GORGEOUS.
Excellent use of the word serendipitous, JT.
I’m pulling for La La Land for Original Song, but if Miranda wins I won’t even be mad because EGOT.
RYAN GOSLING!!!! Not a fan of the ruffle, but it’s definitely in the spirit of the film.
Petition for Casey Affleck to get a haircut. (edit: It’s for a role, nvm.)
I thought this was over at 8. Guess not.
Michael Strahan is taller than The Rock?!? I guess that answers my previous question.
Ah, I love a good photobomb.
I constantly forget that this song is from a movie.
What a great way to determine if the nominees in the first few rows can dance/possess rhythm.
I just screamed “VIGGO!” out loud, so you know where my attention is. My LoTR cast radar is always turned up.
With Kimmel as the host the snark-meter should skyrocket. (edit: It already has)
“Smooth move, dumbass.” I love it.
This monologue is better than NPH’s entire hosting stint 2 years back.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
WHY OH WHY WAS SUNNY PAWAR NOT NOMINATED? I am OUTRAGED.
Mahershala was soooooo good. Fingers crossed.
I also love Jeff Bridges. But that’s just, like… my opinion, man.
YAAAAAAAAAAAASSSS!!!!!!!!! Mahershala Ali! What a guy!
Star Trek over Suicide Squad all day every day.
The dudes are cool, though.
YEAH, FANTASTIC BEASTS!!!! That makes up for the Star Trek loss. Sort of.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Need to see Hidden Figures. What a stellar cast.
I need to step up my documentary game, too…
Still picked right, though!
“My twin, Lin Manuel Miranda.” Lol.
I am sad I still haven’t seen Moana…. or Zootopia.
But DAMN, that girl can sing! Didn’t even falter when a rogue wave smacked her!
BEST SOUND EDITING/MIXING:
The only category sci fi films stand a chance in, besides effects!
Also, CHRIS EVANS!
Sound was such a huge part of Arrival, so glad to see it win something.
Abbot and Costello would be proud.
DAMMIT I wanted Rogue One to win something. ;_;
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Sidenote, Mark Rylance is the only winner I’ve ever picked immediately after I saw the film in theaters; before the nominees were even announced.
Was pulling for Naomie Harris (I mean, she was unrecognizable in Moonlight), but I love Viola Davis. Should have been a “Best Actress” nom, though, not supporting.
D’awwwww, Denzel. ;_______;
I don’t know why, but seeing Meryl eat Junior Mints is just… A+.
BEST FOREIGN FILM:
Picking A Man Called Ove just because it’s up for more than one.
Not a great strategy, as it happens.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
PIPER PIPER PIPER PIPER PIPER PIPER
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
KUBO KUBO KUBO KUBO KUBO KUBO KUBO
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN/SET DECORATION:
Would love to see Arrival, but I’m thinking LLL.
Tbh, the entire epilogue sequence of LLL was worth that award, though.
But that dress is unfortunate.
….. Could these people be less impressed?
Okay, now they’re warming up. Except that dude chewing gum, he could not care less.
That woman got a hug from Viggo I am DYING.
AWWWWWWW SO CUTE! Couple goals.
Gary from Chicago is my hero!
The Bicycle Thieves!
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon!
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Riz Ahmed looks dapper and Felicity’s dress is beautiful – best dressed duo thus far.
Also this category is STACKED.
The Jungle Book was literally 90% effects. How could it NOT win?
Was secretly pulling for Kubo, though.
BEST FILM EDITING:
Is Seth Rogen wearing moon boots?
Guess I need to see Hacksaw Ridge now.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT / LIVE ACTION SHORT:
Not even gonna pretend I have a clue what any of these films are…
I have a strange craving for mustard, just now…not sure why…
This category is stacked, too – and I actually saw all of the nominees but one!
LLL strikes again! Has the trend begun?
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT say what you want about La La Land, the music is the bomb.
god that performance was STELLAR
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Is blue velvet in this year? This is blue velvet suit jacket number 3!
And it’s LLL again! In other news, grass is green!
Tbf, the score for LLL is fantastic.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
WILL WE SEE THE EGOT????
I am def of the opinion that City of Stars is better than Audition, though.
The In Memoriam section hits me in the feels EVERY TIME. ;______;
Kimmel is slaying it tonight. I will never get tired of the Damon/Kimmel feud.
“AND GUEST” I’m CRYING.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
MbtS better win this – it was a beautiful script and Lonergan is a word wizard.
Loved LLL, but it wasn’t for the writing.
WOOOOOOO!!!!!! *fist pump*
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Come on, Lion or Moonlight….
Wow that is some height differential.
Moonlight was absolutely beautiful – so happy to see it get recognized.
Would be literally happy with any of these except one, but I’ll leave that to the imagination.
And that’s another one for LLL! I am SHOCKED. Shocked!
He’s 32 going on 14.
Dude I gotta get up at 4 can we wrap this up pls
It has GOT to be Affleck. I love Denzel and Gosling (AND VIGGO), but Affleck MADE that movie. He was the picture of misery.
I mean… I am not opposed to a surprise Mortensen win, though.
Awwww, the Affleck bros!
At least he looks like a vagrant for a role, though. Like, there’s a purpose for it.
Can Stone pull it off?!?!?!? Would love a surprise Negga win.
Meryl Streep was AMAZING though, fyi. I have never laughed so hard in a Meryl Streep movie.
This is the first I’ve seen Leo since last year’s Oscars. Did he get lost in the wilderness again?
AWWW is it even possible to dislike Emma Stone?
FINALLY I need to go to bed so let’s get this done it is literally the nEXT DAY
God, I only saw five of the nominees this year. Gotta step it up in 2017.
I enjoyed La La Land the most, but I think Moonlight is a superior film, so it’s my pick.
MbtS is borderline for me, though it hit me very hard. I think it won for what it should have won.
Lion’s a long shot, as is Arrival, but they are all excellent films and if either of them win I won’t even be mad, tbh.
….Well, I’m not surprised. Would have loved to see Moonlight walk away with it, but really, all nominated films are deserving, and LLL was phenomenal too…
wAIT A MINUTE WHAT?!?!?!?! A mistake?!?!?!
Feel bad for the La La Land team, but WOW. What an upset! Glad to see Moonlight take it after all, but what a plot twist!