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So wound up watching the Oscars last night as I was looking forward to seeing Billy Crystal host but though I enjoyed seeing the nominations, winners and presenters I didn’t think the host and show itself was any more notable this year compared to the golden years of Billy Crystal.
Maybe it is just me but I thought it was played a little safe and I think the Grammy’s set the bar high for award shows this year. I will say the Cirque Du Soleil performance was one of the highlights between the award presentations.
I was glad to see Hugo pick up a bunch of Academy awards and congratulations to Christopher Plummer being the oldest recipient of an academy award at 82 years old for his work in Beginners as best supporting actor.
I did think Rango was a great movie and it was no surprise that it took the academy award for animated feature.
Here was a summary of some of the top winners:
Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen
Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
What did you think of the academy awards this year?