Libby’s 2016 Oscar Recap

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The Oscars this year truly saluted the Cinema of Survival! Below are some observations and thoughts after the big show:

  • Chris Rock’s monologue delivered on the high anticipations!
  • Although all of his jokes did not…
  • As much as I loved all of this year’s nominations, I was pretty much underwhelmed by the red carpet and the Award ceremony in general.
  • The odd pairings of actors doing award show humor is always awkward but funny.
  • People were upset by not enough diversity in this year’s films, but art shouldn’t be defined by the color of your skin.
  • The first big upset of the evening was Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies” beating the sentimental favorite, Sylvester Stallone in “Creed”.  I’m still so sad! I love the Italian Stallion and thought he should have won.
  • One thing that never gets old – seeing a Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio reunion. Loved seeing Kate’s reaction when Leo won!
  • Highlight of the Evening: The fabulous Lady Gaga singing “Til It Happens to You” from the documentary on campus rape, “The Hunting Ground”, surrounded by sexual abuse survivors onstage.
  • Another highlight – Hungarian Writer/Director Laszlo Nemes accepting the Best Foreign Language Film for the Holocaust drama, “Son of Saul”: “Even in the darkest hours of mankind, there might be a voice within us to remain human. That’s the hope of this film.”
  • The sketch about Oscar nominated films recast with black actors was terrific – they crushed it!
  • Louis C.K. presenting (he killed it!)…Future Academy Awards Host??!
  • And now – my Best and Worst Dressed:
    • Best Dressed: Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Margot Robbie & Tina Fey
    • Worst Dressed: Heidi Klum, Amy Pohler
  • Finally — Wow! An upset at the very end. “Spotlight” was good but in no way did it deserve Best Picture. “The Revenant” was so much more deserving for it’s grandness alone!

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Susan says:

    Love your blog posts! These are great!

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  2. Robin Bagwell says:

    I totally agree about best picture winner.

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  3. Robin Bagwell says:

    Such a fun blog to read!

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  4. Stewart Campbell says:

    Libby is awesome!! I love her blog and I had a Blast listening to her on KLIF. She’s hilarious

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    1. Thanks Stewart! Love talking movies on KLIF!

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