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Oscars in Review

ZOË RICE: Oscar night! I confess, I love it. The spectacle, the surprises, the speeches–I even love judging what I don’t love about the night. And of course, though it’s become cliche, I love talking about the fashion. I look forward to being wowed; I want to see a dress and think “Oh, it’s just gorgeous.” Unfortunately, I can’t say that happened much this time around. This year’s the red carpet was muted by peaches, pale pinks, dusky grays, and washed out metallics.
JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: I love awards shows. Usually. Just not this year’s Academy Awards.

AKIE BERMISS: Well the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were last night, for those of you who didn’t know, and they were quite the scene, as usual. If I felt a little let down by the whole affair, it might be some sort of quaint nostalgia for the days when I think the Oscars were actually really, really important. Could be that I was just young and impressionable. And I wanted to be in movies back then. But all the stars came out last night and it WAS the Oscars, no doubt about that. The jokes were chuckle-worthy, but the biting humor and self-deprecation of the days when the hosts used to sing and dance and do some stand-up and really MC the evening was missing. It was surprising to see Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin so harnessed and restrained all evening. When being host isn’t what it used to be, the rest of the show really suffers. Continue reading

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The Oscars: Watchable at Last?

JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY:

“More Show, Less Biz” makes for a more watchable Oscar.

In the Barbara Walters pre-Oscar special, Hugh Jackman promises an Academy Awards ceremony that offers “a little more show, a little less biz,” which sounds like…

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