Last night’s Academy Awards were among the most predictable and boring of the past few years. Basically everyone who was expected to win did win — I was hoping for an upset in one of the major awards, such as The Hurt Locker taking Best Picture over Avatar in 2010. Hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco fell flat. Hathaway did a good job, and she probably would have fared better solo or with a co-host who seemed to care. About halfway through the show, Franco seemed to lose interest. I say bring back Hugh Jackman. He did a great job a couple of years ago. Jackman and Hathaway would make a great song-and-dance duo.
Here are some post-Oscar links:
The Los Angeles Times lists the Best and Worst moments of the Oscars.
Time reviews the awards ceremony.
Entertainment Weekly’s Ken Tuckers gives a positive review of the Academy Awards hosts.
Here is the complete list of winners — and the show’s opening skit.