Oscars 2014 brought you by Twitter, Samsung & PIZZA

I’m going to keep this super brief because by this time if you haven’t heard and/or seen the Oscar selfie… well… you really have no excuse. Even Meryl Streep, who has never tweeted before, knew what was up. So, I’ll just leave you with my favourite gif of the night.

Selfie

I feel Bradley Cooper’s pain. Pretty much how I feel every time I’m explaining technology to older relatives.

Bradley Cooper: You need to turn it sideways… Here gimme, I’ll do it… FFS just gimme the phone. There we go! Open-mouthed smile

Overall, I’d give the show 8/10.

Ellen was funny and I thought she carried the show well. No real shockers in terms of who got what awards. I wasn’t surprised that American Hustle got zip. The movie was all hype, not enough substance. Acceptance speeches were nice. I kinda liked Cate Blanchet’s jab at Hollywood about the lack of leading female roles in this modern day. I could’ve done without the blatant product placement… *ahem* I’m looking at you Samsung. I liked the inclusion of actually performing the nominated songs. I seem to remember they hadn’t been doing that. But then I guess when both U2 and Pharrell are nominated how could you not have them do a performance? Of course the show ran long… over 3 hours! As much as I like watching Chris Evans introduce a montage of action heroes and see all my favourite movies, it was a waste of time. But I enjoyed Pink’s tribute to The Wizard of Oz. She killed it. And the pizza moment was funny at the time, but in hindsight I feel strange thinking that celebrities eating pizza was laugh-worthy…. because it’s really not… o.o Anyways, it was better than last year. Smile

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Oscar om nom nominations

So, Oscar nominations are in. I honestly don’t really care all that much, but the rest of the world is buzzing I might as well join in. 😛

I’ve seen maybe 1/3 of the movies nominated (not including the foreign and shorts) and another 1/3 I’ve heard so much about I might as well have seen it and whatever is left I have no clue about. There are a few things I’m kinda surprised about. No Paul Giamatti nom (he won the Globe) and Eisenberg getting a lead actor nom. Ok, maybe more the latter… I’ve watched a few of his movies (Zombieland and Adventureland come to mind. Funny how they both have ‘land’ in it) and Jesse Eisenberg is good at playing himself… The Social Network wasn’t an exception. Well, perhaps he played a more douche-y version, but still. I’m also surprised that Scott Pilgrim didn’t make it for special effects. That shit was some yummy eye candy. I guess the Academy is full of old farts. :/ But I am happy that Canada made it into Foreign Language with Incendies. 😛

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