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I guess I just like liking things

I don’t have a lot of thoughts on the Oscars, but I’ll give you what I do have, and not in any particular order:

  • Four of my eight picks happened, and I’m okay with that. I’ve never fancied myself a prognosticator, only a fan.
  • The hologram opening was neat.
  • I love Anna Kendrick’s singing voice and I still want her to release an album.
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zoe Saldana should be cast in a movie together immediately, and I’m suggesting a “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”-type thing.
  • Neil Patrick Harris is a fine Oscar host. It was weird, though, to see him because my wife and I watched Gone Girl right before I switched over to the Oscars. Those of you who have seen Gone Girl know why it was weird.
  • The In Memoriam presentation was nicely done. I particularly liked that they (mostly) muted the clapping. You could tell people were still clapping, but it was nice to not have to hear most of it.
  • I knew Lady Gaga could sing well, but apparently a lot of people were surprised by it.
  • The absolute highlight of the evening was the “Everything Is Awesome” performance.
  • I DVR’d the show until I could start and fast forwarding through commercials and acceptance speeches from people I didn’t know was the correct way to watch. The only bad part about it was not being able to read Twitter in realtime along with the show.

There you go: 3.5 hours of a show boiled down to 9 bullet points.


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