I watched the first couple of hours (well, half an hour of preshow, 1.5 hrs of the actual show). It was OK. I kept waiting for Ellen to do some sort of breakout laugh-out-loud moment, I never saw it if there was one. The screenplay for Scorcese was a chuckle, but it was all kind of cozy and cute and not quite intense enough for the Oscars, I don't think.
Jaden Smith flubbing the cues and getting flustered was cute (and Will Smith's evident pride, too).
Gore did pretty well with the "announcement" funny business.
Everything is so stilted and scripted, that's always the case though isn't it.
Were there any really good accepance speeches?
Meanwhile, slightly different topic, I went to the Oscars' own "Worst dressed"
list... what is their PROBLEM?! Gwyneth's dress was really cool, she looked great. Jennifer Hudson too. (OK she looked better without the jacket thingie, but still.) Kirsten Dunst's dress was nice. Meryl Streep's big coral jewelry was great, lots of personality. Naomi Watts?! Totally classy. (She looked kind of short and squat next to Nicole Kidman but who doesn't. Does that woman eat
?) Jada Pinkett looked fabulous.
OK I won't go through every single one but I thought it was ridiculous. The only ones I agreed on were Eva Green (whomever she is -- bad hair, but points for standing out), Anne Hathaway (boring boring boring, she's young and pretty and should be going for something more WOW) and Shaun Robinson (just didn't quite work, too 80's in the wrong way).