In case you weren’t watching the Oscars last night, good for you—the show was really boring. Actually, it wasn't just boring-- it was unsurprising and safe to the point of being condescending to the people watching. Anne Hathaway, while she might be a perfectly nice person, does not have the charisma to carry a show like that, when she is clearly at a point in her career where she wants/ needs to impress many of them-- I think this was most evident when she screamed "Steven Spielberg!" when introducing him. And James Franco, good for him for having all those interests and getting all those degrees, but this was one area where you could tell that he LOST interest halfway through the show, when it was obvious that the schlocky writing and unenthusiastic presenters weren't going over very well (actually, James Franco was also Tweeting from backstage, so he had to have some idea). In fact, maybe the only funny part was my own husband's running commentary on Facebook, which operated on a Laffer curve, the variables of which were “Stephan gets drunker” and “the show gets more boring and keeps going on and on.” Stephan and I like to entertain ourselves by mocking awards shows on social media, and last night I think he was in rare form.
Here are some of his best moments, excerpted here for your viewing pleasure through the magic of PhotoShop. This also reminds me that I need to connect his Facebook to Twitter so I don't have to do this again!
Oh, and to answer your next question-- yes, this is what it's like at our house all the time.
Somebody from "The King's Speech" mentioned a three-way with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and the director, which prompted this:
Then Oprah comes on, and he's all:
And, my personal favorites of the evening:
I also was doing the live commentary and people seemed to think it was funny, but then I thought "How weird would it be to pick my favorite quotes of my own? Oddly narcissistic."
Just for kicks, I narrowed it down to quotes that people actually commented on or told me they laughed at, then included a few of those.
I also got another big laugh from Stephan by commenting that Nicole Kidman's skin is made of Botox and children's tears on someone else's Facebook, but I didn't want to copy/ paste from there, so there you have it. Apparently we were not alone in our smack-talking: CNN just posted this article about how the most entertaining part of the Oscars was the social media commentary. I personally had a good time. Oh, and you should totally go over and read Bill Maher's Twitter stream-- he was at a party watching the show with Arianna Huffington, and was quite hilarious.