Will, Hugh, Queen Latifah & "Jai Ho" THANK U!!
I agree that this was the BEST & most memorable show in years! I
stopped watching the boring awards years back but while waiting for a
movie to come on I scanned the channels stopping at the awards out of
curiosity when I seen Will Smith. Will made the most boring aspects of
filming so interesting that I never made it back to watch my movie,
lol! Hugh Jackman was also a joy to watch & so was Queen Latifah being
it's been sometime since she's sung on stage. I loved the song they
chose for her & the clips they put together were amazing. She was the
right choice. Also, I liked the seating which made it easier to see my
favorite top stars & brought them closer together which made it easier
for the camera to go back & forth. It's more interesting when the
camera doesn't stay focused on whoever is talking & allow us to catch
long and short glances at the stars (stars, not actors being there are
so many now, most I don't even know). Out of all the amazing highlights
from the 2009 awards, my favs were the presence of the adorable Slumdog
kids, the music score Jai Ho, and the 5 person presentation which was
the best new idea in a long time! Our favorite talented stars
appreciating more of "Hollywood's best" filled w/ surprise, gratitude,
and tears made it one of the few unique highlights of the awards. Go
Streep, Angie, Brad, and Penn *hands clapping*! But where was Di
Caprio? And was up with Sophia Loren & that hair? My gawd, I felt so
embarrass for Meryl Streep. 2008 was a special year for the world,
leaving every powerful country's future unpredictable. Yet, Hollywood
in all its glory, and one very unselfish man named Danny Boyle, along
w/ the media, turned the spotlight on forgotten children from one of
the most darker, oppressed corners of the world. Never again will
Disneyland, a 5 star hotel and restaurant, education or a clean
bed(things we take advantaged of), seem a universe of impossible away.
Not only were their lives changed but it also replaced hopelessness
with hope in the lives of millions while truly encouraging others to
embrace and cherish disadvantaged children. It's also part of being a
decent human being. That child in return learns to share the miracle &
our goodness begins to spread like an infectious disease. Every cycle
of goodness kills off a wave of wickedness, and we are slowly but
surely beginning to lack this in society. Like they say in Africa, it
takes a village to raise a child. Well the village is our world & if we
all instill hope & good in nurturing all children instead of just our
own, our own lives will be a contribution to making this world
predictable, secure & a better place for generations to come. There's 2
types of ppl, those who stand by and allow bad things to happen, and
those who step up & make the right things happen. Thank you to Danny
Boyle & those who humbly stand correct for all the right things!.
Marked improvement from last year.
Let's face it, last year's Oscars were pretty mediocre at best.
However, I mostly blame that on the writers strike, which eventually
resulted in a rushed and terrible ceremony. This year, it's much
Hugh Jackman as host=He was quite comical and who knew he could sing.
The Presentations=Just seeing so many old and new Oscar-winning actors
and actresses presenting the honors to this year's lucky actors and
actresses made a huge difference. Eva-Marie Saint still looks great
even in her mid 80s.
The ultimate winners: All of them good choices, I mean, the ultimate
awards deserved it. No surprises though, I pretty much guessed
Timing: No time being wasted at this ceremony.
As a whole, it wasn't a perfect ceremony, but was pretty good compared
to 2008. It doesn't get a perfect 10 simply because during the
memorials segment, it focused more on fancy camera-work rather than
honoring the movie people who died in the past year..