|Sly and wife Jennifer Flavin displaying the current fashion statement in Hollywood - skinny legged pants for the guys and the grown slip up to the hip - ah Hollywood!|
So what did I do yesterday? I got myself comfortable in the Tipton Cinema, in front of my 60-inch Samsung high definition TV with surround sound and . . . . watched.
Oh my God folks, it was painful. This was supposed to be the year that the winners were going to give acceptance speeches while a scroll rolled on the bottom of the screen with all those folks who "helped" them win their Oscars.
|Pharrell Williams - ready for a flood|
Even so, the first person who won an Oscar, she couldn't help herself and, even as the scroll rolled at the bottom of the screen she started to thank all those folks who "were responsible" for her Oscar win. She even mentioned that she expected the scroll to appear on the big screen behind her while she was bathing in her ego on the Oscar stage and worldwide TV coverage of TWO BILLION people LOOKING AT HER.
What is it with these people? I love Hollywood and all the magic it represents. But this is what puzzles me. Why is all this talent so incapable of giving a proper acceptance speech instead of just reciting a litany of everyone they worked with on the film and their family, including children down to one week old? Even those who received Oscars for screen play are INCAPABLE of originality.
|Kerry Washington in leather and silk - sorry Kerry, doesn't work|
Check out this woman who won for costumes on "Mad Max - Fury Road" (which won a LOT of Oscars, I'm going to have to check out this movie).
Remember my posting of yesterday with Jackie Gleason calling Donald Trump "BLABBERMOUTH!"? God, the band had to play this woman off the stage.
|Eddie Redmayne with the current men's fashion - skinny legged pants - lovely, just lovely|
What is it with these Hollywood types, especially the ones behind the scenes who once they get on that stage in front of two billion people, think that they're receiving an award for curing cancer? Hey folks, you're working in an "industry" (and don't you love it when they call movie making "industry" like they're making cars?) that is make believe. It's entertainment guys, make believe. A "business" that the rest of us schlubs can only dream of have THAT easy life. Oh sure, I hear the complaints from the actors that they "work hard" because they have to get up early for a shoot. Poor babies. Seems to me I remember getting up at 4:30 AM for YEARS to commute to my banking job in Philly. Nobody gave me an award for "working hard in the industry."
Go home lady. You've had your moment.
What really grates me in these Oscar acceptance speeches are those self involved egotists who JUST CAN'T WAIT to thank their children. But I have to admit this guy takes the cake last night. Look at the video below and see how he JUST CAN'T WAIT to thank his ONE WEEK OLD BABY.
Hey Behind the Scenes Oscar Winner, NO ONE CARES. Look at how he can hardly contain himself. Probably worried that the band would drown him out before he had a chance to indulge in this ultimate his It's All About Me Moment. Do you think these people realize what fools they make out of themselves?
And here is my last rant. Every Oscar telecast, there is the Ponytail. What? You didn't have time to get a haircut? This is your Statement?
Folks, I could only take about an hour and a half into the Oscar show last night. I just could NOT TAKE yet another Oscar winner thanking EVERYONE they ever ran across in their ENTIRE life, plus their family even down to one week old babies. I've said it before and I'll say it again:
WHAT IS IT WITH THESE PEOPLE?
So much talent (which I admit, being a longtime Hollywood fan) but when they engage in one of these orgies of self congratulations they become so stupid and incapable of an original and respectful (to the views) acceptance speech?
|Kate Winslet dressed in a black garbage bag at the Oscars last night|