Here are my observations of the 86th Academy Awards.
Why? I didn’t see any of the films that were nominated. Well, I had nothing better to do.
Host Ellen DeGeneres’ joke about the rain already makes her an improvement over last year’s host Seth MacFarlane.
Maybe I’ll have to take that back. Her joke about Liza Minnelli being played by a male impersonator didn’t go over so well.
Now she’s suggesting that if Jennifer Lawrence wins another Academy Award that it should it be brought to her rather than her go up to the stage. I had completely forgotten she had tripped up the stairs when she won Best Actress last year and apparently so had the rest of the world.
In introducing Bruce Dern, Ellen noted, “Your grandfather was the Governor of Utah; your uncle was a Pullitzer Prize winning poet and Eleanor Roosevelt was your godmother. What went wrong?”
Ellen’s best joke of the night wasn’t actually a joke. “Possibility #1 — 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture. Possibility #2 — You’re all racists.”