My Best Part of The Oscars: Oprah After The Show

The 84th Annual Oscar Awards are over.  I did a little bit better with my Oscar picks than my Grammy picks.  I correctly picked 13 of 24 (54%).  However, in the major categories (Movie, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor & Actress, and Director), I was 5 of 6, (83%).

I was torn between Meryl Streep and Viola Davis and went with Davis when I should have picked “The Iron Lady”.  However, after Oscar screwing me (and Meryl) over two years ago with Sandra Bullock winning for “The Blind Side” over Meryl as Julia Child, I had no faith in the little gold man.

Before I get to the focus of this blog, here are my highlights of the show:  Billy Crystal making fun of the Kodak bankruptcy and what to call the theatre, his “The Help” joke about his thoughts after seeing the movie (see “They Said What” posted earlier today), Octavia Spencer’s “I’m freakin’ out” comment in her winning speech, Jennifer Lopez and her hot dress, and now wanting to see  “Midnight in Paris” and “Hugo”.  Gretel told us “Hugo” was an “awesome” movie, but she also loved “Alvin and the Chipmunks:  Chipwrecked”, so I doubt her choices! 🙂

My favorite “OMG” naughty, censors are sleeping moment came when “Bridesmaids” stars Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph were giving out the award for Short Film (Live Action).

Wiig:  “Six beautiful, some say handsome, women were invited by the Academy not only to present three awards, but also to shatter the common belief that size does not matter.  Ah, I hate to tell you guys this, but it kind of does,” she further teased, likening the length of a movie to that of a certain part of a male’s anatomy.

Randolph: “Yes, but not length.  As my grandma used to say, ‘It can be short and still make your toes curl.’ And I believe in my heart my grandma wasn’t referring to wieners but short films.”

Wiig:  “See, I’d rather have a short film with some heft that’s nice to me rather than a long film that lies there and makes you do all the work.”

Randolph:  “But sometimes a film can be too long.”

Wiig:  “Not for me, not for me.”

Anthony, focus, what is the point of this blog?  My favorite part of Oscar night came when I got home from work and Oprah Winfrey was on the Jimmy Kimmel special.

While I think Oprah is seen by many as a human entertainment God and probably not a nice person, she was incredible as a comedic actress with Kimmel.  I’ve never watched Kimmel and I’ve never really considered him funny in the soundbites that I’ve watched.  Maybe I’m wrong and I need to give him a chance!

However, this comedy skit was hilarious.  In it, Kimmel goes to OWN, Oprah’s real-life network, to pitch new shows.

Oprah, let someone else run your network and get back into acting.  You were absolutely amazing in “The Women of Brewster Place”, which is still one of my favorite movies.


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