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2/28 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Aftermath

Posted by Kristopher Tapley · 8:29 am · February 28th, 2011

Drew McWeeney writes a lot of words explaining why he doesn’t watch the Oscars. [Motion/Captured]

Nikki Finke reminds who the “In Memoriam” sequence passed over. [Deadline]

Oscar ≠ A-List. [The Wrap]

David Poland postmortems the Oscarcast. [The Hot Blog]

As does Tom O’Neil, surveying the good, the bad and the ugly of the show. [Gold Derby]

Karina Longworth thinks they may have been the most embarrassing Academy Awards ever. [LA Weekly]

Brooks Barnes reports from the Governors Ball, where apparently people were discussing Tom Hooper’s failure to thank Harvey Weinstein in his acceptance speech for Best Director (and the big guy wasn’t happy about it). [The Carpetbagger]

[Photo: Associated Press]




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  • 1 2-28-2011 at 8:43 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    I would get over it if I were Harvey. He came out victorious against his rival’s critical darling and a lot of other tough contenders at the Oscars this year, plus nearly everyone (at least in Hollywood) knows that The King’s Speech was his baby.

  • 2 2-28-2011 at 8:53 am

    Maxim said...

    Quite apart from a multitude of things that I could critisize, there is at least one thing that I approved off and thought the Academy did right this year – and that is how they handled the special award winners. Not only did they show a reel of footage that actually seemed like it was justified in being its own event, they actually brought the winners on stage during the actual ceremony.

    I know it seems like I am looking for things to congratulate here, but this was the first time in a while when it didn’t seem like the Academy treated those winners like an afterthought.

  • 3 2-28-2011 at 8:57 am

    Maxim said...

    I say, ditch James Franco and next year have Anne co-host with Justin Timberlake.

  • 4 2-28-2011 at 9:08 am

    Matthew Starr said...

    I’m with Ebert and Karina Longworth. One of the worst telecasts I have seen. Just boring and lame on all levels and very few highlights. The show paled in comparison to Ricky Gervais and his work at the Globes. The only plus was that I went 19/24.

    The Academy is quite strange I have to say. They are willing to award Trent Reznor but still chose Hooper over Fincher.

    Anyways…is it May 27 yet….