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Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2014, 07:39 am
Oscar Winners

Sounds as if it was actually a decent enough show.

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Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
aiela

I loved it. Dave thinks Ellen won't be asked back because it ran so long and they had to rush through the end, but if an awards show is going to be long it should at least be entertaining, and I absolutely loved watching Brad Pitt hand out plates. Someone online quipped "Father of 6, he knows how to feed a crowd."

Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
alverant

Oops I missed it. Ah well.

Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
kkatowll

I thought some of it was hilarious -- like the pizza! I can't believe she actually ordered pizza, and that people actually ate it in their fancy clothes!

And then she passed a hat for money!

But I didn't like that she strolled on and off at beginning and end, rather than having a big entrance. This is THE big night! The show should be big! It felt like a low-budget version.

It ended by midnight, which I suppose is "late" but I didn't mind. Seemed fine to me.

Tue, Mar. 4th, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
mythdude

It was absolutely fantastic! Ellen did an amazing job.

Tue, Mar. 4th, 2014 06:07 am (UTC)
gardnerhill

Anything would have been better than last year's Rapejoke McPig.

Not surprised people took her up on the pizzas - the awards start at 4ish, and go way past dinnertime.

Still pissed that "I See Fire" from DRACONIC BOOGALOO wasn't even nominated for Best Song, but a Disney ripoff of "Defying Gravity" from WICKED was.

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 07:54 am (UTC)
kayshapero

It was. I actually watched the whole thing which is unusual for Awards Shows, and the Oscars gets kinda..worn... I must admit the pizzas were a hoot, though my first thought was "Tuxes, satin gowns, pizza sauce? Oh Horrors!" :) Must remember to smuggle along some munchies should I ever (fat chance) find myself in that crowd. Some of the humor was the sort of thing that gives me the impression that something has gone Wrong backstage, and the host has been asked to do ANYTHING to keep the audience from noticing the delay, but so it goes. Anyway, far as I'm concerned Ellen made up for any dud spots by announcing the end of the show at the scheduled time, leaving three awards on the floor, then graciously allowing them to be presented. :)