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(25,853 posts)
Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:37 PM Apr 2021

The Oscar telecast is excellent IMHO

It’s serious, giving time to winners to make real statements without the ridiculous glitz of the mass of humanity, the orchestra playing to get them off the stage, and the “escort” scene for each winner. The speeches so far have had great depth.

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The Oscar telecast is excellent IMHO (Original Post) PCIntern Apr 2021 OP
I LOL at Daniel Kaluuya saying his parents had sex - his mother and sister's look, priceless tulipsandroses Apr 2021 #1
The look on her face.... PCIntern Apr 2021 #4
Is that on tonight? Ocelot II Apr 2021 #2
Yes. Much more personal. Laura Dern speaking directly to each nominee. underpants Apr 2021 #3
I like it too. MuseRider Apr 2021 #5
We have learned a few things during this pandemic. madaboutharry Apr 2021 #6
It reminds me of the pre TV oscars Kablooie Apr 2021 #7
Thanks to Steven Soderbergh ... and the pandemic frazzled Apr 2021 #8
Way too long! Nt USALiberal Apr 2021 #9
In the old days it was even longer. PCIntern Apr 2021 #10
Sorry, it was a goat rodeo. Tommy Carcetti Apr 2021 #11
Good points PCIntern Apr 2021 #13
Agreed. Some other problems, imo: FSogol Apr 2021 #14
The New York Post hated it so that's a good sign. Boomerproud Apr 2021 #12


(183,593 posts)
3. Yes. Much more personal. Laura Dern speaking directly to each nominee.
Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:43 PM
Apr 2021

The nominees being rotated by category. Nice set and it provides for much more intimate camera angles.


(18,673 posts)
7. It reminds me of the pre TV oscars
Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:33 PM
Apr 2021

They were about awarding excellence instead of entertaining aTV audience.


(18,402 posts)
8. Thanks to Steven Soderbergh ... and the pandemic
Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:02 PM
Apr 2021

No shtick, no big production numbers, no bad jokes or insults ... just honest celebration of the industry in all its facets. The presenters have all been heartfelt and informative rather than putting on smart-ass re-written gags. Really enjoying it

Tommy Carcetti

(43,265 posts)
11. Sorry, it was a goat rodeo.
Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:25 AM
Apr 2021

Screwing around with the order and not having Best Picture last completely messed up the flow of the show.

Yes, watching Glenn Close do Da Butt was amusing, but that entire Best Song audience quiz was a total time suck.

The consensus is they flipped Best Picture and Best Actor because they thought Chadwick Boseman might have won and it would have been some emotional high point. Ultimately it was Anthony Hopkins, who wasn't even available to accept his award.

My thinking is, even if Boseman had won, it would have still been an emotional moment even if they still had to do the Best Picture award. Why screw up the order on a gamble that didn't pay out?

Bottom line is that they should have just done Best Picture last.


(45,694 posts)
14. Agreed. Some other problems, imo:
Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:37 AM
Apr 2021

Laura Dern's valentine to each nominee was also annoying. "you explored the emotional depth..." I would have rather seen a clip of the work.

Also, to avoid the criticism they get every year for leaving people off of the in memoriam, they crammed everyone in and sped up the lesser stars. It wasn't really possible to read the name and job title before they went on. And pausing extra long over the big names just made it more obvious.

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