Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscar, Oscar

I can’t remember ever having been so bored by the Oscar broadcast. I mean, some years were better than others, but this was just … or I don’t know – blah? My mind kept drifting, I didn’t find a lot of the jokes funny. I love Ellen – I think she’s hysterical and, whenever I remember to, I watch her show, but I didn’t think she was funny. She was better than David Letterman, but Ben Stein could have done better than he did. I did like her banter with members of the audience - giving Martin Scorcese a screenplay. I miss Billy Crystal. He is the uber-host of the Oscars. Or Whoopi. The shtick between Leonardo and Al Gore was cute though. I'm glad Jennifer Hudson won - so there Simon, she is an American Idol. And what is it with those dancers/whatever they were? Totally dullsville. But then a bright and shiny moment happened. In the midst of all of this blahdom out walked, yes, Hugh. My Hugh. Handsome in his tux, resplendent in all of his manly glory. Almost made it worth the nearly four hours.

I also felt a little lost. I haven’t seen any of these movies. I’m so out of the loop.

Breathing is a little better, strength not great. I don’t know if I’m going to make it to work on Tuesday or not. And now that I've stayed up so late watching the Oscars, I'm awfully tired.


Brandy said...

Don't feel bad. I haven't seen any of the films that were nominated either. Ever notice that the movies you enjoy the most, are usually the movies the critics ignore? And you're right. Billy Crystal or Whoopi would have been wonderful hosts. I didn't even watch this year.
Sorry you're still not feeling well. I'll send lots of good thoughts your way tomorrow and big hug vibes as well.
Get some rest.

Shirley said...

Sorry you're still not feeling well. Lots of hugs being sent your way. Get plenty of rest!

Deana said...

I liked the skit with Will Ferrell and Jack Black. But I actually watched that this morning on youtube. I only like to see the dresses then catch up on the gossip on the Internet the next day. We watched "The Departed" instead. I'm so happy Martin S. finally got his due.

Kelly said...

I've heard so many people say that this morning, about how boring they were! And for the first time in forever I actually didn't watch them. I'm kind of glad now!

Hope you're feeling better soon!!

Susan said...

I didn't bother watching the Oscars at all. Instead I watched The Amazing Race: All-Stars, Without A Trace and Cold Case.

Glad you're feeling a little better. It really is amazing how much being ill takes out of you. Sending more hugs and good wishes your way.

Devon Ellington said...

Stay home for a few more days and rest up.

I'm IN the business and I thought the show was boring, so don't feel bad.

Bailey Stewart said...

I think part of the problem is that a show this long needs a host with energy - that's why Ellen fell flat for me. The host needs to keep the energy level up - Billy was good at that. And I did like the Will Ferrell/Jack Black/John C. Reilly skit. And what was it with that orchestra thing where the "choir" did sound effects?

Oh that's funny - my verification says watsup.

Having a hard time getting around this morning - might have been my late night, but I feel kind of lightheaded and my knees are wobbly.

Tori Lennox said...

I didn't even bother watching this year. And it didn't even occur to me that I could have recorded them until about 3:00 this morning. LOL. Duh!

Jill said...

I hadn't watched most of the films either, and felt vaguely let down by the awards that I look forward to every year.

Toni Anderson said...

Nice dress Bails. I watched a lot of it but I always find it boring. I just can't resist :) I did go to bed before the big annoucements though--I was up till 3 am the night before and it was DD's birthday party yesterday (please save me--argh)

Loved Al and Leo. Big kisses for them. And Marty and Dame Helen. And Forrest, bless him and Jennifer Hudson. Super cool that she won--wow can she sing!

I haven't seen many of the movies either--how sad are we?

Melissa Marsh said...

I don't think I saw any of the films, either. But thank goodness for DVD's!

catslady said...

No one can be as good as Billy Crystal. Everyone behaved and was dressed well and mostly kept to the rules in their speeches and thus more boring. Even the awards went to mostly who was expected to get them. I actually saw Pans Laybrinth, Letters from Iwo Jima, and Departed. Unfortunately I have 3 or 4 of the other films that we were lent yet to be seen.

You need to keep resting to build up your strength.

Siobhan said...

Glad your breathing has improved. I'm sending hugs your way. I didn't watch the Oscars tonight as the winners were announced on Breakfast news this morning. The only films I've seen that won anything were "The Queen" (Helen Mirren was brilliant) and "Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest" where the visual effects were astounding. Do take it easy, Bailey. You've been through a lot and your body is probably saying, 'Enough, already!'

Dr. Bill Emener said...

I was glued to the tube -- watching very rich and famous people genuinely feeling humbled and touched by the adoration of their peers (at least for the most part) was wonderful.

Dru said...

Bailey, I thought about you when I saw Hugh.

Yes, the show was so boring, that I switched between that and Without A Trace, then read blogs, then read my book and yet the show was still on. I did enjoy the skit with Will Ferrell, Jack Black and O'Reilly and the performance by the "Dreamgirls".

I'm glad you're feeling slightly better. If you need more rest, take it.

Bebo said...

Well, at least now I feel vindicated in not watching - I watched Dresden instead on SciFi channel & was highly entertained! I gotta say, I'm diggin this guy that's playin him... duster or no duster. ;>

Yes, Bailey I'm headed for bed - I just had to check my lotto #'s (none, rats!) & check the blog & now off to dreamland. Nighty-night!

ruby55 said...

I was praying you were feeling at least a little bit better. I'm glad you are but if it really involves your lungs, I wouldn't be too hasty to go back into Moldsville.

I was talking to my oldest friend in the world today and she has added asthma to about 600 other illnesses she's been schlepping around for the last 40 years. We were trying to decide if it was better having a non-supportive hubby or none at all. (She's married.) Her husband is not very supportive at all.

Hope you feel still better today. I didn't even get to watch the Oscars, never mind any of the films. I guess we're just two poor schmucks.

At my sister-in-law's mother's memorial service, some people were avidly debating which movies were the better ones--even including the documentaries. I found out that some of the films have very baffling names that don't have a thing to do with the actual subject. Oh well.

I do hope to get TV sometime soon. It would be really nice to watch TV on those days that I feel too "ugh" as I did on Saturday.

Actually I usually like the shadow dancers which some people apparently found real creepy. But then, I didn't see *these* shadow-dancers.

Hugs and prayers for a timely recovery.

I'm so fed up with having this stupid "Do you want to see the unsafe data?" note pop up all the time on the blog now. I hope there's something in the new Windows that makes that better. It's a real nuisance now since it pops up at every stage of blogging.

ruby55 said...

When I saw Hugh's name as one of the presenters, I even had to think of you, Bailey. I got some of the goings-on second-hand because one author had an Oscar party on her discussion board. I didn't watch it until after 22 EST. One of these days I have to see Hugh as something other than "Wolfman" or whatever he plays in X-Men. That's she only show I've seen with him (a couple of years ago on TV.)