Intro for February 25feb13
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Who were the big winners at the Oscars?
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler beat the Oscars. They didn’t just beat Seth MacFarlane (although we’ll get to him later), they beat the Academy. Because that… that was a poorly produced show. Where were all the cutaways? If your host makes a George Clooney joke, that’s PRE-WRITTEN, and George Clooney would take it well, CUT TO GEORGE CLOONEY. He can take it, I promise. If you’re unsure, just go to Jack. No one will complain if you go to Jack. Going to Jack is way better than staying on Seth MacFarlane, I promise.
The stage was beautiful. And that’s it. The William Shatner bit was too long. He was overwritten which meant he wasn’t spontaneous. He didn’t react to the audience. Most of it is preparation, sure. But the preparation affords you the opportunity to play it loose when those moments present themselves. He missed on that and instead… decided to make people stay after the final award of the night was announced…? They -- and we -- have already been sitting there for three f-cking hours. It’s indulgent to plan a musical performance at the end of the goddamn show.
Anyway, there’s a lot to say. From the Oscars and BEFORE the Oscars. The weekend belonged to Jennifer Lawrence, not only because she’s the Best Actress but also because Leo seems to think so too. We’ll get to that, and more, through the night and day. For the first time, we’re posting starting at 1am Monday morning until it’s done. It’ll be a heavy, heavy column. Please scroll down and keep clicking VIEW OLDER to access all the articles or to start from the beginning. Also, please check LifeStyle for highlights from the Spirit Awards. Duana and I are blogging all night. We’d love for you to join us! And email or tweet us!
Here’s Amy Poehler looking great in green at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Yours in gossip,
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