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Oscar Night

Oscar Night

Another year, another Oscar night, another opportunity to view Hollywood’s finest - the past, the present and with young actors like Miley Cyrus and Taylor Lautner, a glimpse into the future. Of course there were those unfortunate people in the New York area who missed the begining of the broadcast due to a contract dispute between ABC and Cablevision. How fair is that?
 
Watching the Oscars is about more than who wins an award for what. Watching the Oscars is also about those who are chosen to be interviewed walking down the Red Carpet, what they are wearing and who they are with – and on that score I must ask: Where is Joan Rivers when we need her? No one has taken her place and no one is bringing her back – TV execs, wake up! We need a joke or two mixed in with the adulation.
 
I particularly loved the moments of nostalgia, like seeing Lauren Bacall take a bow. Lauren and Bogie, that’s what memories are made of! I was overjoyed to see Jeff Bridges win his Oscar, not only for his own awesome performance, which was most certainly Oscar-worthy, but also because he is his father’s son – another glimpse back into my childhood memories.
 
Especially outstanding was seeing Kathryn Bigelow win for Best Director. For all the years we have fought for equal rights for women, an accomplished, deserving director, who happens to be a woman, is finally being recognized for her talents. It was our generation who made that possible, and for that we can and should all feel a sense of pride.
 
I loved hearing Sandra Bullock thank her mother. I cried with her as I remembered my own mother encouraging me to follow my dreams.
 
Ben Stiller may have looked and sounded a bit inane, but hey, he's the son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, he's entitled to some attempt at humor, he comes by it naturally.  Anyhow, blue is my favorite color, so who cares!
 
Oscar is about dreams coming true. We look forward to next year’s movies, the memories we carry forward and our own dreams that we continue to pursue.
 

3 Comments

March 8, 2010 - 7:44pm

Joyce Rudnick

I loved your comments, Sandy. I only saw the last hour or so because i have Cablevision and didn't know that ABC was back on the air until I went to watch the 11 PM news. But I did get to see the first w oman win for directing. And how special it was that Barbra Streisand announced that award!

March 8, 2010 - 7:08pm

Muriel

I too am nostalgic and think of those days when Jeff's father was in the Academy Award Winning HIGH NOON in the 50's...Tex Ritter singing the theme song..........it's fun every year...definitely a guilty pleasure....

March 8, 2010 - 9:15am

Sue Smith

Sandy - I am an early to bed person usually, but decided to stay up. I wrote my daughter in Albany at 11:11 saw 11:35 and fell asleep in my chair. Boo Hoo! I loved the Awards, what I saw anyway. I had to watch this moring to get the most important final awards.

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