Supposedly the Oscars are less relevant and less interesting — but I still love movies, and I like this spectacle of Hollywood showing up dressed to the nines. Pharrell Willams had the most “out there” fashion statement, variation on the classic tux. Not sure I liked the bobby socks. I made three pics ahead of the show: BlacKkKlansman for Best Picture, Glenn Close for Best Actress, and Rami Malek for Best Actor.
Well, I agreed with the Academy on Rami Malek. I would never have gone for Green Book as best pic. And I love Olivia Colman, but really wanted Glenn Close.
The Best Song had to be Shallow. Nobody touches Lady Gaga in talent on that one, including the two cowboy/girl singers.
Another year of films in the can, as they say. Another round of performances recognized, or not. Another tribute to those in the industry who died during 2018. Another opportunity to hear from Hollywood icons like Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand.
After two hours or so I was about done, but of course the top awards come at the end, so I stuck with it. Glad I did, but would have liked a different ending.