"Nothing can take the sting out of the World's economic problems like watching millionaires give each other golden statues." - Billy Crystal
Okay... where to start? Well, being a white, male actor, I don't know if I can anymore. As I wrote before the 88th Annual Academy Awards, we need to get beyond this and focus on the talent of the person and not their ethnicity. And, I'm not a fool. I get it, Chris Rock. Blacks... and for that matter Women and other minorities get shafted in Hollywood. It sucks. But... as far as the need for outcry, we've only had ONE woman EVER win for Best Director in the history of the Oscars. And that was Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 for "The Hurt Locker."
If George Clooney showed up with a lime green tux on and a swan coming out his ass, someone would go, ‘What you wearing, George?.’” - Chris Rock
For all the grandstanding of #AskHerMore, what was the Number 1 post-Oscars content on every major Entertainment site? Who wore it best and Best/Worst Dressed. Yep... we asked her more... right up until we didn't have to anymore. Face it, as long as Kris Jenner is one of E!'s go-to pre-award Fashion commentators, we are NOT going to evolve beyond "Who are you wearing?" anytime soon. But... I gotta give prop to Robin Roberts. She did it better than anyone I'd seen in years past.
"I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted." - Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Acceptance Speech
As I tweeted moments after he spoke those words, it was a deserved (and correctly predicted by me) win for Best Actor. But I also said the con of his win was an unnecessary political sermon. In a show that was already running waaaaay toooo looooong, I was just a tab miffed that "I waited this long for that shit?" Look, I know it's happened before and will most assuredly happen again. But on this show, with so much having already been said, it became a minor footnote (in my opinion) in the post-Oscar coverage. Oh sure, 400,000 tweets a minute about his win WHEN it happened broke the internet. The day after... life, and for most parts of the Country, Winter, still goes on. Now... on to next year. And perhaps sharing these views from the red carpet! Hmm.... - MO