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Worst Oscars Ever

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:52 pm

I never watch them, but I have been in the room at times tonight while the wife watches, and I can’t imagine any show being worse than this.

It used to be that Billy Crystal was at least halfway funny sometimes.

37 Responses to “Worst Oscars Ever”

  1. Obama and Pelosi take over as hosts.

    There. Worse.

    (….but barely….)

    rtrski (8bb1a4)

  2. Hathaway’s OK, Franco is a disaster.

    gp (1330f9)

  3. Yes, Patrick, but which gown is your favorite?

    Dana (9f3823)

  4. Franco seems to be channeling a poser dude without the ability to understand he is a poser dude. There is no doubt he is a good actor, but seriously, why try to phone it in to be cool.

    I actually feel bad for Hathaway. At least she is trying.

    Ag80 (efea1d)

  5. It was nice of Kirk Douglas to come on.

    gp (1330f9)

  6. I like Ms Hathaway, but someone needs to escort Mr Franco off stage, and keep him there.

    JD (d4bbf1)

  7. Re: # 1 Harry Reid and Pelosi would be worse.

    Charlie Davis (00d0d8)

  8. I remember watching the Oscars – Johnny Carson hosted a year or two – but as soon as cable TV came to my area, those days were over. If I were home and bored enough to watch television, there was always something more entertaining on.

    This applies (for me) to nearly all awards shows, which typically involve some group congratulating themselves on what a great job they do, and giving out prizes to a few of themselves in the process.

    I can’t imagine anyone watching these things today – but then, I couldn’t imagine Obama as President, either (turned out I was right on that one).

    Estragon (ec6a4b)

  9. James Franco is good on General Hospital as a seria killer artist.

    BTW why do we have to make sacrifices but the teachers unions don’t?

    DohBiden (984d23)

  10. Was glad to see The King’s Speech and Colin Firth win. Of course I haven’t gotten around to watching it yet but most folk whose opinion I value thought it deserved it.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  11. serial*

    DohBiden (984d23)

  12. PS 22.
    Wu Tang has been overcome.

    TC@LeatherPenguin (e511e4)

  13. Hollywood and the Oscars jumped the shark years ago, but they reached crush depth for me when Gran Torino wasn’t even nominated for anything, let alone a winner.

    the “industry”, as we call it here in LA, makes crap, promotes crap values and then craps all over America when they don’t rush out and spend their money on crap that insults their life, culture and moral values.

    the entire collection of self absorbed, unaware and incredibly unoriginal scum can saddle right the fck up and leave Los Angeles forever and i wouldn’t miss them for as long as it took the traffic to clear from their departure.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  14. I think one of Christoph’s favorites, Fundamentalist Nympho Librarians On Crack, was up for an award this year. Did it win?

    daleyrocks (ae76ce)


    More non-violence from “counterfactuals” fellow travelers.

    JD (d4bbf1)

  16. “Hugh Jackass”? Hilarious!

    Icy Texan (53dae7)

  17. Stossel and one of his guests tonight made the good point that it is a travesty that “Waiting for Superman” was not even nominated in the documentary competition.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  18. I tuned in for a few minutes and saw them recap the awards for outstanding technical innovation or whatever — the awards they give at a separate ceremony. Anyway, when the recap was done and they cut back to the hosts, Franco smirked and said, “Nice job, geeks.” Someone needs to tell the dumb douchebag that pampered Hollywood twits making fun of their social inferiors is not funny; self-deprecating humor from pampered Hollywood twits is funny. From what I am reading of the other comments here, sounds like Franco ain’t coming back as host next year.

    JVW (1a2602)

  19. I can’t believe people still choose to watch the Oscars. I get watching the red carpet for the dresses, but the show? Like Florence King once said, the most I could hope for was an asteroid to come hit me and make it stop.

    I am glad The King’s Speech won. Farther than that? Meh.

    Vivian Louise (bcd4a5)

  20. They showed a brief clip of Bob Hope hosting the Oscars. It may have led some to believe that the host can be funny.

    Joe Miller (160e2d)

  21. Memorable Oscar hosts:
    Bob Hope
    Johnny Carson
    Billy Crystal
    after that . . . meh

    SicSemperTyrannus (09cc33)

  22. I don’t watch award shows. Period.

    Self-important ninnies voting
    to recognize other, self-important

    Best films? I didn’t watch any of

    jack (f9fe53)

  23. Last time I watched was back when Letterman hosted and was still funny, and he basically made fun of everyone in the audience, including the sainted Oprah. Watching the celeb’s faces while being mocked was priceless, so of course he was one and done. Reminded me of the same kind of reaction when Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes again this year – spoiled people who forever have hangers – on kissing their loofahed backsides will never be able to laugh at themselves. I was shocked when Hanks and Downey came on and said how mean Gervais was being to everyone – he’s a farking COMEDIAN, you ignorant douchebags – it’s his job to make fun of you.

    Dmac (b9fd74)

  24. And to follow up on my 17, it seems now that the enviro-whackos are upset that the anti-natural gas drilling film “Gasland” did not win the Best Documentary.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  25. I gave up on the Oscars many years ago when my favorite films “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” and
    “Surf Nazis Must Die” failed to win awards.

    Bar Sinister (bd910c)

  26. I watched “Shane” last night, smoked a couple of cigars, sipped a nice liqueur and had a nice time.

    Oscars ?

    My college roommate had Clark Gable’s Oscar for “It Happened One Night” on his desk in his room at home. Gable had given it to him. They didn’t worship themselves as much in those days. Rich’s mother had worked for Carol Lombard, Gable’s wife until she was killed in a plane crash.

    Mike K (8f3f19)

  27. 1st they ignored the Duke

    and then there’s this list

    EricPWJohnson (baa24f)

  28. DVR to the rescue! I fast forwarded through most of it, only stopping on awards or people I’m interested in. I wanted to see if that young actress Hailee Steinfeld would win. I was floored by her performance in True Grit. It was probably a good thing that she didn’t win. Too much adulation for an early teen.

    Sandra Bullock was the best presenter. She had a flair for ribbing the nominees.

    norcal (b13c77)

  29. Sandra has always had a comedic flare.

    AD-RtR/OS! (30e200)

  30. My wife and daughter watched them. I watched old Westerns. (Yes, we finally got TV.)

    nk (db4a41)

  31. Saudi TV is different – it watches you

    EricPWJohnson (baa24f)

  32. JVW – I am a geek. I found his comment amusing; it struck me as being friendly teasing rather than smug superiority.

    I would note that what he said was actually “nice job, nerds” ==> nerds has a slightly different meaning than geeks.

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  33. aphrael, if you saw humor in it then I certainly understand why you did not take offense. To me, his comment (even with the correct word “nerds” substituted for my incorrect “geeks”) failed because (1) it wasn’t particularly original or even the slightest bit clever and (2) came off (to me) like the high school quarterback smugly patronizing the band kids.

    If he had come up with a quip along the lines of “Wow, they are creating all those great effects and I still can’t properly track Charlie Sheen’s party expenses in Excel,” then I would be his biggest fan.

    JVW (1a2602)

  34. Agree. Gran Torino was picture of the year and the most ridiculous shut-out of all time. Love the Gable post. Carole Lombard was my favorite favoreete actress ever. The first brainy, tough funny outdoorsy beauty. I never liked the Ava Lana Marilyn types. Jean Harlowe was fun and sassy. Grace Kelly, ugh.

    Apropos to nothing at all, I think I figured out the Palin problem. Women don’t like her because they thought they’re supposed to grow up to be Ginger.. all legs and hair. Turns out guys want Maryanne. And most women would rather be Maryanne, given a choice. So that’s my take and there you have it.

    Vermont Neighbor (68ff46)

  35. I was fortunate enough to catch the “obituary” section of the broadcast.

    Some of them were probably lefties but they were still good actors. This generation’s crop; major crapola.

    John P. Squibob (882a08)

  36. Scratch that. The maryanne comparison is old old old. Had no idea.

    I think 10 pictures in one category is shark-jumping time. The animateds need /or used to have a separate category.

    And obama had to weigh in, apparently. Is there any cultural event this guy can resist? He should just host next year. The whole show. He’d go nuts with delirious joy.

    Vermont Neighbor (ac417f)

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