(Image Source: A.M.P.A.S.)

 

BY LAUREN ZIMA

 

Silent film ‘The Artist’ was the big winner at this year’s Oscars -- taking home five awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

“I love your country …"

And Meryl Streep got Best Actress for The Iron Lady -- it’s only her third win ever, though she holds the record for most nominations.

"When they called my name I had this feeling I could hear of America going, 'Oh no. Why? Her? Again?'  You know. But whatever."

As for the Supporting categories -- a tearful Octavia Spencer won for ‘The Help,’ and at age 82 -- Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor ever to win an award -- it was his first.

“Thank you academy for putting me with the hottest guy in the room."
“You’re only two years older than me, darling -- where have you been all my life?”


Like The Artist, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo also won big -- 5 golden statues, though mostly in technical categories. So how did the show go over on the whole -- especially with host Billy Crystal back for the 9th time?

“Oscar oscar oscar … you didn’t think I wasn’t gonna do this did you?”

A writer for the Globe and Mail says …

“‘What does age matter?’ asked Crystal at one point. The answer this year seemed to be: The older the better. … Crystal’s plan to bring the show some old-fashioned charm fell short, with references to the Brooklyn Dodgers and Sammy Davis Jr., among others, that would be lost on much of the audience.”

Last year -- the Academy tried to play to a younger demographic with hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway. It didn’t work. But this year -- consensus from the media seems to be -- too few surprises.

Deadline Hollywood called it ‘the most boring oscars ever’ … saying,

“No wonder America hates Hollywood.”

But, while NPR admits Crystal was a ‘safe’ choice -- a writer also says …

“There were no trainwrecks …  It was a rebuilding year, as they say, and while it certainly was boring and predictable, it managed to avoid falling on its face on the level of last year’s Franco-in-drag appearance.”
 

Oscars 2012: Too Slow a Show, or Just Right?

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Feb 27, 2012

Oscars 2012: Too Slow a Show, or Just Right?

(Image Source: A.M.P.A.S.)

 

BY LAUREN ZIMA

 

Silent film ‘The Artist’ was the big winner at this year’s Oscars -- taking home five awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

“I love your country …"

And Meryl Streep got Best Actress for The Iron Lady -- it’s only her third win ever, though she holds the record for most nominations.

"When they called my name I had this feeling I could hear of America going, 'Oh no. Why? Her? Again?'  You know. But whatever."

As for the Supporting categories -- a tearful Octavia Spencer won for ‘The Help,’ and at age 82 -- Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor ever to win an award -- it was his first.

“Thank you academy for putting me with the hottest guy in the room."
“You’re only two years older than me, darling -- where have you been all my life?”


Like The Artist, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo also won big -- 5 golden statues, though mostly in technical categories. So how did the show go over on the whole -- especially with host Billy Crystal back for the 9th time?

“Oscar oscar oscar … you didn’t think I wasn’t gonna do this did you?”

A writer for the Globe and Mail says …

“‘What does age matter?’ asked Crystal at one point. The answer this year seemed to be: The older the better. … Crystal’s plan to bring the show some old-fashioned charm fell short, with references to the Brooklyn Dodgers and Sammy Davis Jr., among others, that would be lost on much of the audience.”

Last year -- the Academy tried to play to a younger demographic with hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway. It didn’t work. But this year -- consensus from the media seems to be -- too few surprises.

Deadline Hollywood called it ‘the most boring oscars ever’ … saying,

“No wonder America hates Hollywood.”

But, while NPR admits Crystal was a ‘safe’ choice -- a writer also says …

“There were no trainwrecks …  It was a rebuilding year, as they say, and while it certainly was boring and predictable, it managed to avoid falling on its face on the level of last year’s Franco-in-drag appearance.”
 

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