With some input from Tyler Wilson (the hubbie) from Normdog Entertainment, here are the best and worst of the 2010 Oscars.
Opening song by Neil Patrick Harris. The singing was slightly strained, but the song was great.
Tina Fey and Robert Downey, Jr. Actually funny. They should have hosted the show.
John Hughes movie clip montage. Because, who doesn’t love the Hughes? Pretty sad that he’s gone now.
Samuel L. Jackson presents “Up.” As a former Pixar actor (Frozone, The Incredibles) Sammy J. introduced the movie clip without sounding like a teleprompter robot.
The Short Films introduction. A few previous winners talked about how winning this category changes your film career. John Lasseter in particular gave some great advice at the end to young filmmakers about getting the attention of the Oscars by writing a good story that entertains an audience.
Mo’Nique’s acceptance speech. Classy.
The Sound category introduction. Another good package showing some behind-the-scenes and appreciation for the category, using highlights of last year’s winner, The Dark Knight.
“In My Life”, sung by James Taylor during the In Memoriam. Just because our maid of honor sang this at our wedding doesn’t make us bias at all…
Best Original Score introduction with dancing. It was a fun representation of all the different nominees.
Michele Pfeiffer’s speech to Jeff Bridges for Best Actor. All of the speeches were personal and touching, but her speech was the best. Jeff even had a tear in his eye – he’s such a cool guy.
Sandra Bullock’s acceptance speech. Personal, sincere, humble. Best speech of the night.
A win for women – Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to ever win Best Director. It’s about time!
Obvious teleprompter reading. Pretty much all of the presenters were pretty terrible at reading the teleprompter.
Terrible jokes. And when I say terrible jokes, I mean terrible jokes. Who writes this crap?
Hannah Montana, Wolf Jacob, and Kristen “one note” Stewart as presenters. Give me a !*#%^* break.
More terrible jokes. It really doesn’t matter who the hosts are when the writing is so awful.
Cinematography category – no clips or visuals? What happened? It seemed like a technical difficulty, but it’s pretty bad when a visual category doesn’t get clips.
And some more terrible jokes. Maybe they should have hired Tina Fey to write their jokes.
Ben Stiller dressed as a Navi in Avatar. Nice effort?