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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:37 PM

The Oscar telecast is excellent IMHO

It’s serious, giving time to winners to make real statements without the ridiculous glitz of the mass of humanity, the orchestra playing to get them off the stage, and the “escort” scene for each winner. The speeches so far have had great depth.

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Reply The Oscar telecast is excellent IMHO (Original post)
PCIntern Apr 2021 OP
tulipsandroses Apr 2021 #1
PCIntern Apr 2021 #4
Ocelot II Apr 2021 #2
underpants Apr 2021 #3
MuseRider Apr 2021 #5
madaboutharry Apr 2021 #6
Kablooie Apr 2021 #7
frazzled Apr 2021 #8
USALiberal Apr 2021 #9
PCIntern Apr 2021 #10
Tommy Carcetti Apr 2021 #11
PCIntern Apr 2021 #13
FSogol Apr 2021 #14
Boomerproud Apr 2021 #12

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:41 PM

1. I LOL at Daniel Kaluuya saying his parents had sex - his mother and sister's look, priceless

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:48 PM

4. The look on her face....

😄😄😄😄

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:43 PM

2. Is that on tonight?

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:43 PM

3. Yes. Much more personal. Laura Dern speaking directly to each nominee.

The nominees being rotated by category. Nice set and it provides for much more intimate camera angles.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:49 PM

5. I like it too.

It seems much more personal and it shows when they win. The setting is nice and cozy.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:26 PM

6. We have learned a few things during this pandemic.

Sometimes less is more.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:33 PM

7. It reminds me of the pre TV oscars

They were about awarding excellence instead of entertaining aTV audience.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:02 PM

8. Thanks to Steven Soderbergh ... and the pandemic

No shtick, no big production numbers, no bad jokes or insults ... just honest celebration of the industry in all its facets. The presenters have all been heartfelt and informative rather than putting on smart-ass re-written gags. Really enjoying it

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:54 AM

9. Way too long! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:24 AM

10. In the old days it was even longer.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:25 AM

11. Sorry, it was a goat rodeo.

Screwing around with the order and not having Best Picture last completely messed up the flow of the show.

Yes, watching Glenn Close do Da Butt was amusing, but that entire Best Song audience quiz was a total time suck.

The consensus is they flipped Best Picture and Best Actor because they thought Chadwick Boseman might have won and it would have been some emotional high point. Ultimately it was Anthony Hopkins, who wasn't even available to accept his award.

My thinking is, even if Boseman had won, it would have still been an emotional moment even if they still had to do the Best Picture award. Why screw up the order on a gamble that didn't pay out?

Bottom line is that they should have just done Best Picture last.

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:27 AM

13. Good points

I had posted the OP early in the show

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:37 AM

14. Agreed. Some other problems, imo:

Laura Dern's valentine to each nominee was also annoying. "you explored the emotional depth..." I would have rather seen a clip of the work.

Also, to avoid the criticism they get every year for leaving people off of the in memoriam, they crammed everyone in and sped up the lesser stars. It wasn't really possible to read the name and job title before they went on. And pausing extra long over the big names just made it more obvious.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:28 AM

12. The New York Post hated it so that's a good sign.

I didn't watch so I'll take your word for it.

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