My initial reaction? And they wonder why viewership is down. The show just sucked. Where was Jack? There are reports that some "stars" were brought in through a back door entrance so that when they presented it was the first time anyone saw what they were wearing. This irked the paps covering the red carpet. Can't say as I blame them. Why wouldn't a designer want all the exposure they can get? Plus, I didn't see anything that warranted being "kept secret".
Hugh Jackman. Poor Hugh Jackman. I thought his opening was . . . brave. It had moments both good and bad. The rest of the night he was an accessory. I'm convinced now more than ever that a host just isn't needed.
No real surprises with the awards. Though, Penelope Cruz was probably the least deserving.
The funniest moments were Seth Rogan and James Franco talking about the various movies. And, Ben Stiller poking BIG fun at Joaquin Phoenix's appearance on Letterman last week. Even Natalie Portman couldn't keep a straight face.
But, criminy . . . for all the talent that does exist in Hollywood, can't they put a watchable Oscars show on?