Hits & Misses at the 2010 Oscars
While the winners at Hollywood’s biggest night weren’t surprising, there were plenty of interesting moments during the Academy Awards show if you watched carefully.
If you watched the SAG awards, Independent Spirit awards or Golden Globes in the run-up to the Oscars, you pretty much know who walked away with an Oscar (Christoph Waltz, Mo’Nique, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker), so without much in the way of surprises when it came to the little gold men, it was only natural that we looked for our entertainment elsewhere during the Academy Awards show. And these are my random observations:
Neil Patrick Harris should be featured in every awards show from now on. He is legen — wait for it — dary! Why? Because he is just about the only man in the world who can get away with singing the following on a network broadcast: “Why does a prisoner drop the soap? Cause no one wants to do it alone!” Take that, Adam Lambert!
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin‘s opening monologue went for about 10 minutes but felt so much longer, kind of like when that embarrassing uncle makes a speech at your cousin’s wedding, and feels he has to mock EVERYONE in the room.
As I watched Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson et al in the John Hughes tribute, I hope they realized that it was as close as they would ever get to standing on the Oscars stage ever again.
Also, did you notice Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner looking bored at the end of the John Hughes tribute, as in, “Who are they making such a big deal over?”
Jake Gyllenhaal presented the award for Best Adapted Screenplay with Rachel McAdams, and I was thinking what a nice couple they would make, but after Precious won and they were walking off stage, Jake practically sprinted ahead and left poor Rachel to walk off the stage on her own in her high heels and long gown. And I thought he was such a gentleman. Ha! Could this be the real reason he and Reese split?
Another show of bad manners? Impeccably attired actresses spotted snapping their chewing gum in the audience. As @JaneFonda Tweeted: “Glad Sarah Jessica Parker took her gum out when she presented.”