Monday, February 23, 2009

music with a side of crazy

I watched the Academy Awards last night. I can't remember the last time I watched the whole show--maybe I never had before. I didn't expect to enjoy it too much (after all, the only nominated films I saw were Wall-E and The Dark Knight--and they weren't up for Best Picture), but I did want to see the opening musical number. (Do they always do one? I have no idea--I just knew Hugh Jackman would do one.) Take a look at the opening number.

I'm Wolverine! What a way to remind us that he has a big movie coming out! And Anne Hathaway? That girl can sing! (Having seen Ella Enchanted, I already knew that . . . now someone cast her in a musical!)

I wasn't expecting another musical showcase, but there was one! I question the use of Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens (had the Oscars not run on ABC, would they have been chosen? And to have Efron as a presenter, too?), but overall, lots of fun!

However, my favorite moment, by far, was when Ben Stiller walked onstage. It took only a moment to realize what he was doing: lampooning this interview Joaquin Phoenix did on Letterman a couple weeks ago. Hilarious!

Yeah, there were awards, too . . . but how many of us watch the Oscars for the awards?

1 comment:

  1. Oh Ben...
    Thanks for posting these, Becky. Good to see you blogging again. :)


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