I love the Oscars. I love the dresses, I love the speeches, I love the terrible jokes. I’m not quite sure about Seth McFarlane though. Or rather, I’m not sure that all his jokes worked out. And I’m really not sure about the whole Captain Kirk thing at the beginning. I really would rather he’d performed the boob song live hahahaha. Anyway.
For the most part, I was happy with the results. While Life of Pi was cinematically gorgeous, I do think a lot of it was post, so I would have preferred for Roger Deakins to have won for Skyfall, which I thought was bloody amazing. Oh well. I’m happy that Ang Lee got his second Oscar for directing, and I’m really happy that Argo won Best Picture, even though I think it’s partly because of the no-directing-nomination-snub. Haha. Consolation prize, eh.
Speaking of the snub, one of the best Seth McFarlane jokes tonight — “The story was so top secret, that the film’s director is unknown to the Academy.” Bwahahhaha.
And well, the best quote of the night definitely goes to the director of Argo. Who still managed to get an Oscar because he also produced it.
…You have to work harder than you think you possibly can. You can’t hold grudges. It’s hard but you can’t hold grudges. And it doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life cos that’s gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up.
— Ben Affleck