Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oscar Night Open Thread. Update!

I should start off first by admitting that this open thread is not even my idea.

In fact I did not even realize that the Academy Awards were even happening this weekend.

But then I got that call from the daughter.

"So Dad are you ready for the big night?"

"Uh...big night?"

"Don't tell me you don't know what is happening this Sunday?"

"Of course I do it's..uh..you know...an anniversary or something."

"DAD! It's the Academy Awards! You know how important those are to us."

Us?

"Sure honey I was only teasing. Totally going to watch it, and I will even host an open thread on IM.

So here we are.

Just between you and me I have only seen two of the nine films nominated for Best Picture. (For those wondering the films were "Arrival" and "Hell or High Water.")

They were both great and either one could win in my opinion, but beyond that I simply have not been paying much attention.

But I am now, and boy am I stoked! This is going to be a great night!

(That sounds convincing, right?)

Here is a list to get you started.

And remember even if you are watching by yourself, in a dimly lit apartment, just you and your six cats, you are really never alone on Oscar night. The whole world is watching.

In fact in year's past even the new president was an avid viewer.

So I imagine that Trump will be watching right along with the rest of us, which is great since I think his name is going to be mentioned quite a few times.


(Boy if he thought the White House Correspondents' Dinner was the lion's den, wait until he gets a load of tonight.)

You can also follow me on Twitter tonight, where I might have a few clever things to say. Though to be completely honest I plan to drink a little so as the night wears on they may only seem clever to me.

Update: For those who missed it here is Jimmy Kimmel's hilarious opening monologue.

After all these years I am still not tired of the Kimmel/Damon feud.

Update 2: Well Trump will be all over this tomorrow.


Good job CNN. That is all the ammunition the Right needs.

87 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:08 PM

    A meme in my Facebook feed today:

    "And the Oscar for picture hardly anyone's seen because tickets are ten bucks, popcorn and drink are fifteen, and there's usually some jerk talking through the whole thing goes to..."

    Have fun, Gryph, I'll pass.

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    1. Anonymous3:35 AM

      Stopped watching them decades ago, stopped going to theaters as well. I can wait for the DVD which is usually cheaper than going to the theater,I can watch it in my jammies with a glass of wine, and stop it for bathroom breaks.

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    2. Anonymous5:22 AM

      Quick! Somebody make this about Sarah Palin!

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  2. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Ah yes, "and what he wrote when he was stoned, looked like shit in the morning light."

    The Perfect High - by Shel Silverstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGALoQoxXrU

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  3. abbafan4:13 PM

    It will be political tonight! Most of the attendees despise the orange shit-gibbon, and most of the winners will not hesitate to speak their minds! The Donald will be shitting out of a new ripped asshole by Twitter time (0300 EST)!!

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    1. Anonymous4:39 PM

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/02/a_scientific_examination_of_what_trump_tweets_during_shabbat.html

      http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-cemetery-idUSKBN1650Y8

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  4. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Whether by accident or by design, Trumplethinskin will be too busy with hosting a Governors' Ball tonight to watch the Oscars...but make no mistake, he's been obsessed with them...

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/23/donald-and-melania-trump-wont-watch-oscars-sunday-night-big-surprise/

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    1. Anonymous5:10 PM

      "Can't go to bed, Melania. I have to watch this DVR of the Oscars. They're talking about me!"

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    2. Anonymous5:28 PM

      I four Melanoma and the pussy grabbing asshole share a bed anymore

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    3. Anonymous6:05 PM

      5:10 here -- I meant "Go to your room, Melania. I'm busy watching people talk about me at the Oscars. You can catch the early plane back to New York tomorrow."

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  5. Anonymous4:27 PM

    "since I think his name is going to be mentioned quite a few times."

    Yeah well self important actors with god complexes think they get to choose presidents and tell voters how to vote, but apparently they are just overpaid egotists. Oooh lets hope Meryl Streep says something high and mighty lol.

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    1. Anonymous5:29 PM

      Bite me 4:27

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    2. Olivia6:37 PM

      4:47, Bite all of us, you fucking impotent twit with a god complex!

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    3. Anonymous10:49 PM

      Is that you, the king of fapping, 4:27?

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    4. Anonymous2:53 AM

      Self important actors? You mean like Reagan and Trump? LOL What a joke you people are.

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    5. Anonymous4:20 AM

      Yeah, American citizens who happen to be actors have NO place airing their political views. Uh huh. Like when DC invaded Hollywood with that Joe McCarthy "Have you ever been a Communist" shit that ruined careers and lives?
      And before that with the DC Hayes Commission catholic bullshit censorship to hate on the Jewish men who ran Hollywood?
      You're palin-stupid, troll.

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    6. Anonymous5:24 AM

      Bingo 2:53! Whenever a wingnut brings up Hollywood and its opinions, I bring up Reagan and Trump.

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    7. Anonymous8:56 AM

      Well the irony, 2:53 and 5:24, would be that Trump and Reagan actually ran for office, and won, President no less, rather than just yipping away opinions from a Hollywood podium.

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  6. Anonymous4:34 PM

    Naomie is a beautiful woman. Love her dress!

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  7. Anonymous4:36 PM

    I'm 50 and have never seen them but I guess perhaps tonight is the one to see, right?

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  8. Anonymous4:49 PM

    Why does that man think anyone's interested in his judgments on anything?
    He longs for the days of Bob Hope, I guess.

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  9. Anonymous4:57 PM

    "We love fake tans but not fake news..."

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  10. Anonymous5:02 PM

    All The Best Looks From The 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oscars-best-dressed_us_58b36d72e4b0780bac2a5d5c?hzkpm4i24aapjh5mi&

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  11. Anonymous5:08 PM

    Hidden Figures was Outstanding!
    Numbers Never Lie!
    BLM

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    1. Anonymous3:22 AM

      That movie had everything. Saw it twice, can't wait until the DVD comes out so I can buy it.

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  12. Anonymous5:13 PM

    http://oscar.go.com/red-carpet

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  13. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Is your daughter a teenager? I thought she was in her mid thirties.

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    1. She turns thirty this year.

      Still a kid at heart though.

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    2. Anonymous8:41 PM

      Awesome that she's so close to her dad! Good job!!

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  14. Anonymous5:26 PM

    So trump is at the governor's ball. Is that only republican governor's? Who showed up? What network covers this event?

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    1. Anonymous6:00 PM

      Only Fox, if we're lucky.

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    2. Anonymous5:11 AM

      No the Democratic governors were there also, trump took a pot shot at them when he told them he was going to unveil is wonderful Obamacare plan, something along the lines I am only going to talk to the republican governors about my great plan.

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  15. Anonymous5:34 PM

    We Didn’t Make It Through The Oscar Red Carpet Without A ‘Hidden Fences’ Flub

    “Hidden Fences” debuted at the Golden Globes earlier this year when both Jenna Bush Hager and Michael Keaton mixed up two of the year’s biggest films, “Hidden Figures” and “Fences,” and, unfortunately, combined them into one. On Sunday, “Hidden Fences” returned at the Oscars.

    This time, it was People’s editorial director, Jess Cagle, who made the unfortunate flub. Cagle corrected himself right away, but folks on Twitter didn’t let him get off too easy.

    Comedian Travon Free called him out:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hidden-fences-oscars_us_58b36fe2e4b060480e08edbd?

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  16. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Kimmel Slams Trump During Monologue: ‘Remember Last Year When it Seemed Like the Oscars Were Racist?’

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/kimmel-slams-trump-during-monologue-remember-last-year-when-it-seemed-like-the-oscars-were-racist/

    ‘Nice Dress…Is That an Ivanka?’: Watch Kimmel Hilariously Jab at ‘Overrated’ Meryl Streep in Oscar Monologue

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/nice-dress-is-that-an-ivanka-watch-jimmy-kimmel-hilariously-jab-at-overrated-meryl-streep/

    Kimmel Reminds Oscars: Be Political, Trump Will Tweet About It in His Morning Bowel Movement

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/kimmel-reminds-oscars-be-political-trump-will-tweet-about-it-in-his-morning-bowel-movement/

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    1. Anonymous6:19 PM

      Oh trump will be super bloated tomorrow.

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    2. Anonymous5:14 AM

      I loved the part about Meryl, Kimmel took a jab at trump without even mentioning his name.

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  17. Anonymous5:57 PM

    I LOVE Charlize Theron

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  18. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Mothers

    http://oscar.go.com/video/oscars-red-carpet-2017/nicole-kidman-and-keith-urban-oscar-2017-red-carpet-interview

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  19. Oh, how I love Shirley McClaine - and how wonderful to see a women secure enough in herself to have her original face :) Not easy to do in the "look" business. She is one of a kind, a bit kooky but so unique.

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  20. Anonymous6:06 PM

    The commercials are going to take drumpf to the aby$$.

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  21. Anonymous6:07 PM

    o/t -- phenomenal, if it's true: Trump went to his own hotel for dinner last night with his daughter, Rick Scott and others. ACROSS THE ROOM was Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his wife, who were not invited to join the President's table.

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    1. Anonymous7:32 PM

      Worst part? He orders his steak well done and eats it with ketchup!

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  22. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Meanwhile trump is lying his ass off over at the republican governor balls spectacle. He says he has accomplished everything he set out to do in 30 days. Really? everything? Great then he can leave, resign, quit now. What a complete idiot ass. His brain must be fried by now.

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    1. Anonymous6:37 PM

      And we taxpayers can quit paying for his exorbitant security and travel expenses. I'd rather pay his salary and make him pay for his excesses.

      Oh and goddamn Mitch McConnell and his ilk who set this all this shit in motion. I hope they choke on it.

      GeorgiaPeach

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    2. Anonymous8:24 PM

      ""Perhaps health care will come up. Perhaps," Trump said at the annual Governors' Dinner."
      ""I want to just congratulate the first lady on having done a really beautiful job. The room, they say, has never looked better, but who knows?" 46 record number of governors.

      http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/26/politics/donald-trump-governors-ball/

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  23. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Trip down memory lane-Palin and her entourage cleaning out an Oscar swag suite.

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    1. Anonymous7:14 PM

      Like locusts too... also

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  24. Okay that tour bus bit was awesome!

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  25. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Did that orange twit used to ID his tweets as coming from "Manhattan, NY"?
    You can take the boy out of Queens, but you can't take the Queens out of the boy. He's still so impressed with himself for living on Fifth Avenue.

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  26. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Those Selfie tweets>HELLarious!

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  27. Anonymous7:06 PM

    Can't watch, because DISNEY (?!) is blocking on grounds of 'copyright' reasons?????

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  28. Only seven awards left.

    We can make it.

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  29. Anonymous7:18 PM

    So -- will Trump tweet about the Oscars tomorrow morning, giving lie to his declaration that he wasn't going to watch them?
    Or will he forget that he was ignoring them and blast out some early morning insult, or two, or three, to show who's boss?
    Or can he stay completely silent about it all? Probably will boast about his "ball" and make a dig about how he was too busy doing important business to sully himself by watching an awards show -- as he probably has done every other year since he's been 13 years old.

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  30. Anonymous7:43 PM

    Jimmy Kimmel Trolls Donald Trump With a ‘U Up?’ Tweet During Oscars

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/jimmy-kimmel-trolls-donald-trump-with-a-u-up-tweet-during-oscars/

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  31. Anonymous7:43 PM

    You KNOW it's a win for the good guys when...

    Drudge Rips the Oscars As ‘Most Politically-Drenched Night’ in Hollywood’s History

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/drudge-slams-the-oscars-as-most-politically-drenched-night-in-hollywoods-history/

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  32. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Watch The Oscars in Memoriam Tribute

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-the-oscars-in-memoriam-tribute/

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  33. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Did Casey just snub Ben again?

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    1. Anonymous9:23 AM

      No, he nodded to him and his brother had given Casey a big hug just before he got up to go on stage. I think that Casey was genuinely shocked to have won and had not prepared an acceptance. We just saw "Manchester-by-the-sea" and thought it was a superb movie. There were simply a lot of great movies last year, with a lot of talent.
      Beaglemom

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  34. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Moonlighting Wins Best Picture!

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    1. Anonymous8:28 PM

      Moonlight<correction

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    2. Anonymous7:59 AM

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/02/27/oscar_best_picture_mistake_video_annotated_and_reviewed.html

      Love the last guy who gave it up with absolution!

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  35. a. j. billings8:18 PM

    A big shout out to Viola Davis who won an Oscar tonite, and is one of just 23 people to ever win the "triple crown", being a Tony, Emmy, and Oscar.

    She's also the 1st black woman ever to accomplish that feat.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/viola-davis-triple-crown_us_58b05b5de4b060480e073ce7?nk1opqk7dpmsra4i&


    I saw her first in the movie called "The Help" and she was beyond convincing and authentic, and a stunning performer. It's the story of how black maids in 1950's southern states lived, suffered, and worked.

    She won for her role in "Fences"

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    1. Anonymous8:35 PM

      I may be mistaken, but I think Whoopi Goldberg has Emmy, Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards?

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    2. Anonymous7:32 AM

      @8:35
      "Goldberg is one of the few persons to win an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy."

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  36. I'd like to personally thank the sixty million voters who enabled freaking IRAN to lecture America tonight, on civility and basic human decency.

    And there's nothing we can say to deny the charges, other than, "Wait, wait--not all of us are such hateful pukes!"

    Embarrassed in front of hundreds of millions of worldwide viewers. I hope you are proud of yourselves, people.

    I'm not.

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    1. Anonymous10:31 PM

      Iran executes people for being homosexual. Iran executes teenagers accused of adultery. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Iran has absolutely no civility, human decency, or moral high ground to lecture anyone on. Only an idiot would give them even the slightest credence in that regard. Open your eyes and use your brain and don't be such a pussy.

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    2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/asghar-farhadi-oscar-right-wing_us_58b3c58ce4b0780bac2ad22d?section=us_politics

      Why yes, an Iranian just schooled us. And if the Deplorables don't like it, then they can call their own congresspeople and do something about it.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/muhammad-ali-jr-detained-muslim_us_58b1a780e4b0a8a9b782b5a5?section=us_politics

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sunayana-dumala-hate-crimes-kansas_us_58b30ae1e4b0a8a9b78312b8?section=us_politics

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/philadelphia-jewish-cemetery-mount-carmel-vandalism_us_58b345b8e4b060480e08dc6c?g3ylkmiyrt87iudi&

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tampa-mosque-arson-fire-trump_us_58b0843fe4b0780bac29244a?section=us_politics

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-house-obamacare-lose-insurance_us_58b2f1e2e4b0780bac2a2f0c?section=us_politics

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republicans-obamacare-repeal_us_58b094d5e4b060480e07d079?section=us_politics

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/undocumented-woman-with-brain-tumor-removed-from-hospital-tied-up_us_58aefbd5e4b057efdce9ac25?section=us_politics

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/toby-smith-tom-cotton-wall_us_58af00d1e4b05ca474a16c29?section=us_politics

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rob-portman-gop-town-hall_us_58aedc36e4b05ca474a10a89?section=us_politics

      The U.S. is a third world dictatorship now. Sean Spicer is confiscating phones. Hate crimes are skyrocketing due to Trump's rhetoric.

      Trump is cutting the State Dept. and EPA's budget so he can increase the military budget. Like it isn't the most obscenely bloated military budget in the entire world.

      We've been downgraded to a flawed Democracy due to Republican gerrymandering and disfranchisement of voters. It's only a minor step to uncovering outright election fraud (not voter fraud, ELECTION fraud.) Yeah, those Russian investigations can't come too soon.

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    3. Anonymous6:07 AM

      10:31 Negatively judging the Iranian people because of their bad govt is the same as judging the American people for what Trump does. Stop generalizing. And using "pussy" gives you away, dumb ass.

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    4. Anonymous7:00 AM

      Well if you read the original post, super duper dumb ass at 6:07, the op is stating Iran lectured America. And if the Iranian people have anything to say, it can be about all the human rights violations in their own country. You libs are so stupid you will side with anyone, even murderous totalitarian theocracies and regimes, just out of spite and idiocy.

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    5. Anonymous7:35 AM

      I'm not siding with murderous totalitarian theocracies. I'm siding with a population that for the most part doesn't agree with their govt. Same as I don't blame all Muslims for what the terrorists do.

      I also don't disparage all conservatives for what idiots like you think and write.

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    6. We are sliding more and more toward a totalitarian regime like Iran and Trump is accelerating the process.

      If the Deplorables don't like being lectured by an Iranian, maybe they should get a mirror and after that look to their tangerine Führer. Instead of Jews its Jews AND Muslims. Instead of Gypsies it's Mexicans AND Immigrants AND anyone that isn't white. It's still Gays plus Bi, Trans, etc. And it's Women.

      If they thought America wasn't great well it's even less great now. We have been downgraded to a flawed Democracy. By the next "election" it will be worse due to all of the state legislatures passing laws that are unconstitutional, voter disenfranchisement and of course, the rampant and biased gerrymandering.

      We are on the road from a flawed democracy to a failed democracy. At least Iran doesn't claim to be something they aren't.

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    7. Anonymous11:55 AM

      mlaiuppa, still doing the liberal double down on siding with a muslim theocracy country like Iran just to prove a point. Truly mind boggling.

      Why don't you move to Iran or Saudi Arabia or UAE and explore how wonderfully respected women are in those cultures?

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    8. Let me try to interpret my original post for the "hard of thinking."

      What I said was that thanks to Trump's actions, which make us look like the world's worst nation for protecting human rights, we got lectured to, by the nation that USED to be number one in that dubious regard.

      Oh, wait now...did I use words that were too "bigly" just then?

      In any event, figure it out, dumbfucks. (And some advice: READ a comment, maybe three times over, before rushing to your keyboard to remark incorrectly about it.)

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    9. Anonymous8:34 PM

      You still don't get it Rog.

      "we got lectured to, by the nation that USED to be number one in that dubious regard."

      Holy crap.

      Why don't you read the original response three times over. Rog. Iran does not lecture to America, ever. Even if little traitors like yourself eat it up and cheer them on because you didn't get your way in the election. You should move there. Grow the f-up and try to be someone your grandad could be proud of.

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  37. I binge watched Victoria on PBS.

    Mostly because Hidden Figures was so thoroughly snubbed.

    Very pissed that Trump banned the cinematographer of The White Helmets from the Oscars at the last minute for NO GIVEN REASON. His big night and he wasn't there to be part of the acceptance. He will probably never win another Oscar in his life and Trump took this away from him for no fucking reason.

    Fuck Trump.

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  38. Anonymous4:02 AM

    And so just like the usa election we have a fake Oscar award going to la la land. And real winner was moonlight. Hmmmmm was this a statement of some kind? Who is on the Oscar committee? And why did this happen? how honky

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    1. Anonymous5:14 AM

      It was a mistake because the envelopes got mixed up.

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    2. Anonymous9:29 AM

      It is wrong to read evil into every mistake that is made. The "La La Land" producer, who was speaking when the mistake was discovered, was very gracious in how he announced what had happened and and how he greeted the "Moonlight" group, handing over the statuette. It was a mistake.

      My solution for the Academy is, from now on, have the name of the award printed on the outside of the envelope and have someone just off stage to check the contents and the envelope before having it handed to the presenter(s).
      Beaglemom

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  39. Anonymous4:07 AM

    We missed the first thirty or forty minutes but saw all of the rest. There was an unfortunate, terrible confusion at the awarding of the Oscar for Best Picture.

    Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced "La La Land" as the winner. Everyone got up on stage and the producer was in the midst of his little speech when someone with big earphones came on stage and there was much consternation. Next thing the producer at the mic said the real winner was "Moonlight." So everyone from "Moonlight" got on stage as the "La La Land" group exited.

    There was some kind of mixup with the envelopes. I suspect that the envelope for Best Actress was given again to the presenters. Beatty kept hesitating because he said, the card read "Emma Stone - La La Land" but finally Faye Dunaway took the card from him (thinking he was joking) and read the name of the movie. I suspect that the earphoned man was bringing the correct envelope. It was a terrible snafu but not a terrible evening.

    Let's face, people (other than Trump) make mistakes. There were lots of great movies this past year and this (except for the flub at the end) was a really enjoyable celebration - just too long, as usual. If the sponsors would be willing to limit the advertising, the whole thing would be much better.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous5:21 AM

      The accounting firm goofed and gave them the wrong envelope.

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  40. Anonymous4:13 AM

    Trump got the lousy actor fickle finger of fate award this year for being such a nasty dirty liar 0^0

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  41. Anonymous7:25 AM

    Double Flub-This 'too':
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/producer-jan-chapman-is-alive-despite-being-featured-in-oscars-in-memoriam-tribute_us_58b40279e4b060480e09a4f0?

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  42. Anonymous1:19 PM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/meryl-streeps-face-after-oscars-mess-up-should-win-an-award_us_58b43aeee4b0780bac2b7c54?

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  43. Anonymous2:13 PM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jordan-horowitz-oscars-mistake_us_58b43c99e4b0a8a9b7845c89?

    "Horowitz handled the disappointment graciously.

    “I’m going to be really proud to hand this to my friends from ‘Moonlight,’” he said as the winners came to the stage."

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  44. Anonymous5:15 PM

    SAD sac of 4HIT!
    “It was a little SAD. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’VE been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was SAD.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-oscar-mistake_us_58b498e9e4b060480e0b0fe8?ri27kcre0swa8m2t9&

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