So yesterday was eventful. Sort of, considering I just sat on the sofa all day watching TV. But considering that I’m not much a TV-watcher, and considering also what was ON TV yesterday, it’s as close as we’re getting.
The Daytona 500 was on yesterday. And I’ve got to say, it was one of the dullest 500’s I’ve seen in a longass time. Certainly in comparison to last year’s. [Which is fair for me, since I was at the race last year and home for this one.] Oh well, yay for Jimmie Johnson’s second Daytona win, I suppose. Kind of neutral there.
And the Oscars! Ah, Seth MacFarlane you wonderful bastard. Seriously went better and less overall offensive than I expected, so that was good; at least as far as people not being offended and him maybe hosting again the future goes. So there’s that.
Argo won Best Picture – Admittedly didn’t really see that coming. I’m happy, because it deserved it and it was one of the three in the category that I watched. [The other two being Django and Zero Dark Thirty.] And Ben Affleck’s winning speech was lovely and hysterically rushed.
Jennifer Lawrence got Best Actress – I have yet to get around to seeing Silver Linings Playbook, but I utterly adore her and I’ll go ahead and assume she deserved it, because I’m sure she did. Though, that was a bit of a difficult award for me, considering I wanted her to win for those reasons, but I also saw Zero Dark Thirty and seriously wanted Jessica Chastain to win. Alas, at least one of them did.
Speaking of ‘at least one of them’: A tie for only the sixth time in Oscar history, for Best Sound Editing, both Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall went home with awards. Made me extremely happy. More so because I was dying for Skyfall, The Avengers, and The Hobbit to win at least SOMETHING since they were each up for so few awards, and nothing big. [Sad to me in itself, as they were all brilliant films with fantastic acting.] So there’s that.
That sound editing award was presented by Mark Wahlberg and Ted. Yes, the actual Ted the stuffed bear voiced by MacFarlane. Not sure how that one worked out, but it made me far happier than it probably should have.
Also I seriously need to see Life of Pi. Wanted to upon seeing the first trailer for it, but have yet to do so. I’m late, I know.
As far as performances go, nice but nothing too crazy this year. The opening bit was nice; good mix of rude and classy. [Oh, and ‘lolwhat’, what with Shatner’s Captain Kirk making an appearance and all.] The We Saw Your Boobs clip and the sock puppet retelling of Flight, sandwiched between a couple song-and-dance bits, including Channing Tatum/Charlize Theron dancing to MacFarlane singing The Way You Look Tonight, and a group effort between MacFarlane, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Catherine Zeta Jones put on a performance from Chicago, Jennifer Hudson sang Whitney Houston’s And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from Dreamgirls, Norah Jones did the song MacFarlane wrote for Ted, Everybody Needs a Best Friend, and Adele performed the theme to Skyfall. [Which she won Best Original Song for, as was deserved.]
Overall, nice show. I believe Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting next year, so that should be something to look forward to in and of itself. We shall see.
But now Oscar time is over and it’s back to watching whatever and not caring about seeing what might or might not be up for awards.
In other news, that interview last week resulted in nothing; but as I said, I’m not overly disappointed. Especially because I had to apply with part-time, and they were only hiring two part-times [compared to 5 full-times], I’m not at all surprised. In any case, I’ll work something else out. Whoooo.
And that’s about all for now. xx