Oscars: Final Tally

All said, I got 14 predictions right this year. More on that in a future post.

Highlights (In no particular order)

  • Jon Stewart (or was it Cate Blanchett?) was once again great as the host. Some Stewart quotes:
  • “Too often, the Academy ignores movies…that aren’t good.” (Referring to Norbit)
  • “Thank God for teen pregnancy”
  • “Tonight, welcome to the make up sex” (About the writer’s strike)
  • “Oscar is 80 this year, which makes him automatically the front runner for the Republic nomination”
  • Playing Wii Tennis on stage
  • The early montages: Binoculars & Periscopes / Waking from a bad dream. Priceless.
  • Jonah Hill and Seth Rogan as Halle Berry and Dame Judi Dench
  • Once winning best song
  • Markéta Irglová being let back on stage after being cut off for her acceptance speech. Good form!
  •  Marion Cotillard winning best actress award! Not my prediction, but I was SO happy for her. What an amazing performance
  • Daniel Plainview kneeling before the Queen after winning the award for best actor. Awesome.
  • How can Tom Hanks look old?
  • Robert Boyle’s speech
  • The Coens on stage.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis: “This sprang like a golden sapling out of the mad beautiful head of Paul Thomas Anderson”

One Response

  1. You did better than I did. Because I didn’t have a party this year, I was pretty lazy about formalizing my predictions but looking back at the live chat transcript, I probably got 8. Not a good year for me.

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