OPEN THREAD: 2017 Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards begin at 8:30PM Eastern and many expect this year’s gala to be the most political in history. Weeks ago right wing sites began calling for a boycott of the show in anticipation of attacks on Donald Trump by the “Hollywood elite.”

The New York Times, which has never before advertised during the Oscars, will run a commercial that serves as a thinly-veiled denouncement of Trump’s incessant “fake news” lies. You can watch the Oscars online for free with your cable system login. Below is Entertainment Weekly‘s red carpet live-stream.

  • Moebym of the Returners
    • bkmn

      I’ve seen lots and lots of blue ribbons. Blue ribbons make the orange shitgibbon pissy. More blue ribbons please!

      • Moebym of the Returners

        Useless trivia: Blue and orange are opposing colors on the color wheel.

    • SoCalGal20

      I’m sure a lot of people will be wearing the blue ACLU ribbon. I’ve seen Lin-Manuel Miranda has one and also Ruth Negga.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • bkmn

      Give me a little more lettuce Sammy!

      • Joe in PA

        Lettuce? I’m holding out for the pickle!

    • FAEN

      LOL!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      You were great, but Hollywood just isn’t gonna let it go to carbs.

      • Joe in PA

        I can just see the white bread cast aside. Sad!

        • bzrd

          All.White

        • Lumpy Gaga

          #OscarssoWheat

    • DaddyRay

      What a Ham

    • DaddyRay

      I’m ready for my catch-up, Mr. DeMille.

    • coram nobis

      I’m waiting for the Director’s Cut on blu-cheese DVD.

    • Joe in PA

      Hey wait a sec, I thought tonights Oscars were about diversity…the least you could have done is shown up in pumpernickel.

      • DaddyRay

        Rumor has it he slept with Oscar Meyer himself

        • Joe in PA

          Never met a wiener he didn’t like?

          • dcurlee

            Me either

    • TuuxKabin

      You got last year’s for seedy roll, no? /s

    • Robincho

      You were brilliant in “Where’s Poppy?”…

  • FloBear

    Will Moonlight be this years Brokeback Mountain?

    • Daveed_WOW

      I just thought of a mash up of those two movies in my bedroom. That’s wrong. Right?

      • FloBear

        Wrong as in freakin hot? Yes. Very very wrong.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      He’d be a perfectly funny entertainer if he didnt’ play POTUS in real life

    • Daveed_WOW

      He’s probably referring to the dress rehearsal, which is taped. Sometimes these segments are aired during the live broadcast if they have tech problems or if the host smoked crack before going on. I know that I shouldn’t assume that Trump is correct about anything, but I’m trying to give a cracker a break.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Knows more about TV show ops than military ops.

        • Daveed_WOW

          Checks out. Is a TV star. Is a draft dodger.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I hate to be the food snob but beyond the catsup — and hey! it’s your steak– well done does cause me pause.

      • FAEN

        Yes & Yes.

      • another_steve

        Please gurl.

        The difference between catsup and the most expensive steak sauce out there…

        Near zero.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          I don’t use any– but I don’t eat meat any longer. But then again, I used to eat my steaks blue rare (read as: it was mooing a few minutes ago; the blood was the sauce).

          • another_steve

            I love me my steak tartare.

            Most foodies will tell you not to try it at home, though.

            Can be horrid and/or deadly when prepared by a non-expert.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            hear hear.
            Tried to make it at home once. Only once. Decades ago. Food therapy ever since.

          • another_steve

            Thank you.

            Gay men sometimes get carried away in the culinary department. Dreams of grandeur and the like.

            I used to be an avid watcher of Julia Child’s cooking programs.

            Ooh! That looks nice! I’ll try that!”

            Once almost killed myself and my husband, trying that.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Agreed– and us bi men, too. I’m all about the grandeur.
            (but god the film on Julia Child with Meryl and whats her name was awful! Plot? Can I find a plot? Is it under the butter?)

          • another_steve

            You know, Julia girlfriend is said to have been homophobic. As fantastic as that sounds — she having worked with some of the world’s best male chefs.

            Sordid details are available.

            Anyone interested can google.

          • Mike__in_Houston

            So did Dan Ackroyd (well, not his husband).

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          There is a sauce they serve on steaks in Spain made with brandy and a very pungent blue cheese called Cabrales. It sounds weird but it is excellent. I highly recommend it to anyone if they ever have a chance to try it.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I’m a medium-well or at least medium. Just the sight of other people eating bloody meat (or raw fish) makes me lose my appetite.

    • bambinoitaliano

      I’m surprise at his age he can chew a well done steak. Does he need the steak to be cut down to tiny pieces?

  • Sam_Handwich

    only regular movie i’ve seen that’s up for any awards tonight is Florence Foster Jenkins

    I watched all the nominated animated shorts last week …. “Blind Vaysha” is really good. There’s two Pixar ones – “Borrowed Time”, which is very dark, and “Piper” which is really cute.

    • bzrd

      Hell or High Water with Jeff Bridges is excellent

  • FAEN

    I hope ‘Lion’ & ‘Moonlight’ pull some upsets. Both films really moved me.

    • Lazycrockett

      That kid in Lion broke me.

      • FAEN

        OMG right? I’m amazed he hasn’t been nominated-he carries half the film.

        • Lazycrockett

          I swear I heard him calling out his brothers name for 2 days after watching it.

          • FAEN

            Yeah that movie stayed with me for weeks. We watched it on my birthday and my niece turned to me when it was over and said ‘I curse you for making me cry for two fucking hours’ lol.

            Still amazes me how a kid that young and tiny survived in Calcutta of all places.

    • TSS

      Moonlight! That better win best film.

    • TuuxKabin

      I hear Nicole Kidman does a really good Australian accent in ‘Lion.’

      • Lazycrockett

        It’s To Die For

        • Mikey

          well, she is from “Australia”.

        • -M-

          What you did, I see it. 😉

  • Lazycrockett

    If anyone saw Arrival what did you think? I only got through the first half bored out of my mind.

    • SoCalGal20

      I liked it.

    • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      It’s great!!! Plot twist alert!

      • FAEN

        Yep

    • TSS

      Gorgeous. Slick plot. Good acting.

    • Carl

      Good movie.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Clever and cerebral. There are no battles in outer space and no villains. It is Art House light.

    • FAEN

      I enjoyed it but was a little confused at the end.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I found the points on linguistic determinism to be pretty erudite. The role of language and the concept of time as world view were nicely explored. Gorgeous shots. Very Terrence Malick at points. The military connection: I thought more than a tad ham fisted.

      • James

        I was under the impression that there is a widespread consensus among linguists that linguistic determinism is complete bullshit? Honestly all of the discussions about language, science and time travel had me rolling me eyes so much that I couldn’t enjoy the movie. I found the characters pretty uninteresting too. At least it was visually interesting in places?

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          Partially. The Sapir Whorf hypothesis, often applied to the whole “snow” argument, that I’ll give you as, well, pretty much crap. The idea, however, that language and does create and thus determine the Other (that’s not Sapir Whorf, that’s Foucault), which I saw as more of the connection of the film, and how time can be a construction– that drew me in way more than the kangaroo thing. I also liked the connection to language as art more than science– and the science character didn’t do it for me. She drew me in.

        • Mikey

          language does affect how you think.
          you would need to fluently speak more than one language to really appreciate it.

    • Ross

      I saw the movie four times in the theater.

      Now own the DVD, which I have watched another four times.

      The movie is brilliant, and subsequent viewings reveal an ever-widening richness of details and plot which escaped me upon my first viewing.

      I also adored the aliens. They were THE most alien-like creatures, in every respect, that I have ever seen on film.

      SPOILER:

      Like Sixth Sense, what seems to be happening in Arrival is not what is happening.

      The main character is not having powerful memories, but rather is having precognition. These happen to the character with ever-increasing frequency until she is, in some scenes, both in the future and present simultaneously. Most viewers wholly missed this. Friggin brilliant.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      I loved it.

    • Mikey

      Arrival is one of the most profound, intelligent, well-written and acted sci-fi films ever made. It poses real questions about communication and the inherent difficulties posed by human language.

      My husband asked me a question the other day about an English word (he’s a francophone, though speaks English relatively well). He understand almost everything, but doesn’t always catch some of the subtler nuances of the differences between seemingly similar words in different languages. We ended up finding a Japanese example that demonstrated how language and culture affect the way one thinks.

      Arrival is about how language can change the way you think. The film-maker is a francophone, and is more than cognizant of the subtleties involved.

      • bzrd

        Language is interesting to contemplate when one reads a book by a famous foreign author, it has to be translated into English. What is lost? All the subtleties one learns growing up with one’s language and never thinking about how to say it in another’s language. As a Turkish friend once said, “What’s all this for cry many sex?”

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          The same suggestion is made in names for the Other, which is I would say somewhat at the basis of Arrival (excluding the obvious reference as to where they end up being positioned.) The argument on if language created/creates civilization is a wonderful thesis. I enjoyed that connection.
          On a totally not related side note, I recall years ago seeing “Once Upon a Time in America” and there is a reference that in Gaelic, the word for a black man translates closer to the word for blue. I say some strange connection with the film and images in Moonlight that made me recall that point.

  • Lazycrockett
    • TuuxKabin

      Welcome home. Good luck in future endeavors. You’ve got my support.

  • Michael R
    • carrot festival

      She had the medal to prove it.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      What is this?

      • Natty Enquirer

        Shelley Winters (née Shirley Shrift) in The Poseidon Adventure (1972).

        • Yixing’s Fluffer

          Thanks! Nineteen years before I was born!

          • Michael R

            <— was ten , remembers this

        • Mikey

          or as Mad Magazine called it at the time: “The Poop-side-down Adventure”

      • Michael R

        Shelly Winters , Best Supporting Actress , Poseidon Adventure

        • Yixing’s Fluffer

          Thank you!

        • TuuxKabin

          I thought she got best special effect for capsizing the boat.

          • johncAtl

            Somebody has had too much PIE.

          • TuuxKabin

            Never enough. And how you know? Have to feed the fever to starve the cold, or some such.

          • Joe in PA

            Oh that was just mean! I like it.

      • seant426

        Belle Rosen.

  • Lazycrockett

    I’m really only gonna have it on in the background waiting for the Carrie Fischer tribute.

  • Carl

    Yes, but that sexy Negan lunatic is on the other channel at the same time.

    • FAEN

      Thankfully I have a DVR…..for the time being.

    • johnnybc

      Soooooo much rather be watching The Walking Dead, but we make compromises for love.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    One day, I expected that Casey Affleck would break out of the indie hardly known world of Gerry into some pretty impressive and nuanced roles. His facials alone in Manchester by the Sea were an acting category within themselves. Wonderfully written film. I am hoping for that one.

  • SnowFlake

    I do not ever recall being this unconcerned about the oscars.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      It was all so very “isn’t La La Land the greatest!?” that, finding it to be okay but not really moving, I just sort of tuned it out. Having noted, the fact that Moonlight got attention thrilled me and I was really drawn to the writing and the characters in Manchester by the Sea– but not enough to be into it at all. Except that I hope something pisses off Trump. But I always hope something pisses off Trump.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      WHAT?!

      As Tom Cruise said in the first post-9/11 Oscar telecast:

      “Now, more than EVER!”

    • Mike__in_Houston

      I stopped paying attention to the Oscars some years ago, after Brokeback Mountain wuz robbed. I did pay attention this year to at least the Best Actress Award because I really wanted to see Meryl Streep get it for Florence Foster Jenkins. Now that they are over, and especially since Mme. Streep did not win, I’ll go back to ignoring them.

  • londonbuddy

    I really hope La La Land doesnt win everything, to me its the Emporers new clothes, really dont get all the love for it. If it wins best costume design for just that 1 yellow dess, i’ll be pissed

  • Natty Enquirer

    Meryl may have a few more words for Trump when (if) she gets done with Karl Lagerfeld.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Time for him to step down before he ruins the Chanel brand.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Personally, I found La La Land to be a travesty.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Thank you. The raving– it got old. Sure, it’s creative. So was Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, which called the Oscars and wants its original idea back.

      • Diogenes Onionpants

        Haven’t seen La La Land, but I love The Umbrellas of Cherbourg! I didn’t know it was related. Damn. Now you’ve made me want to see La La Land.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          Same verse not as good as the first. Just saying.

        • coram nobis

          See the Young Girls of Rochefort instead. More Catherine Deneuve, with Gene Kelly thrown in. In French.

      • TSS

        Yes! That’s what it was – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Goes to Hollywood.

    • Michael R

      I remember watching the silent movie ” The Artist ” a few years ago ,
      I turned it off an never looked at it again , I usually have patience for
      that stuff but just wasn’t in the mood .

    • Mikey

      funny, in French that’s how you say drag queen: travestie.

    • bzrd

      as a famous film critic once said, delicious frosting on stale cake

    • SoCalGal20

      I didn’t mind La La Land but I was expecting more songs and it had that navel-gazing L.A. thing going on.

      However, I did enjoy the opening number and the cinematography. And seeing locations around L.A. Also, I didn’t hate the lead characters as much as I hated the lead characters in The English Patient.

      • TuuxKabin

        The English Mental Patient.

  • Moebym of the Returners

    Hidden Figures was only nominated for three Oscars? 🙁

    I’m hoping for an upset in the Best Picture category by either Hidden Figures or Arrival.

    • Lazycrockett

      There is word that Moonlight and La La Land could split and Hidden Figures could edge them both out.

      • SoCalGal20

        I saw Hidden Figures twice. Enjoyed it both times. I have not seen Moonlight.

  • JWC

    the Acadamy awards and the Govenors dinner at the White House Hosted by 45 and the first Trollop Wonder when he will have time to tweet

  • Halou

    Colonoscopy of the Year award goes to Governor Mike Huckabee.

    https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/835925488140967936

    • Michael R
    • Carl

      Patton Oswalt is right. They are all failed comedians.

    • coram nobis

      May I recommend Roto-Rooter, Governor?

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Can the culturally vacuous mentalities of this country please just leave? I’m not an Oscar fan but these Wal-Mart humor side jokes make our country appear more base than it is, if that is even possible.

    • Tom Ato

      The prep is half the fun. Drink up Huck!

    • Bungee

      Huck knows someone who performs colonoscopies on Sunday nights?

      • djcoastermark

        yeah, home schooling, do it yourself at home medical treatments, do it yourself at home colonoscopy….

        • coram nobis

          With ACA repeal, if his self-colonoscopy fails, he’ll need the DIY surgery kit, “Suture Self.”

        • Paula Key

          With Obama Care removed – everyone will be purchasing The Idiots Guid to “Colonoscopy for Beginners.”

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        I’m headed down to Frat Row at The Ohio State University (you have to state it that way now or they get ever so pissy) to offer free colonoscpies or something close. I know, I’m a giver…..

    • fuzzybits

      You should get a colonoscopy with a fire hose Huckleberry.

    • Joe in PA

      He’s a classy dude.

      • johncAtl

        Well you can’t spell classy without ass.

        • Robincho

          And dawg knows there’s plenty of THAT…

    • Lakeview Bob

      What a fine man of God and representative of god and all her glory.

    • Paula Key

      Start the colonoscopy and keep going upwards – a free lobotomy?

      • Joe in PA

        That polyp he calls a brain should be removed!

        • coram nobis

          Let’s check the exit polyps.

    • Paula

      He’s just mad that nobody invited him to one their Hollywood Night of Debauchery after parties.

    • SJWinCMH

      They’re never as funny as they think they are.

    • Jimmy R

      You’re liable to find some Santorum up in there, Mikie.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Piper, one of the animated shorts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVGeilNsJFU

    • Joe in PA

      Dang, that was animated? Wow.

    • Joe in PA
    • Joe in PA

      That was great thanks, it was worth watching the FIVE minute video of the totally gym-bodied guy saying you didn’t have to go to the gym to get his abs…just watch another vid. 🙂

    • TuuxKabin

      Sweet! Great animation! A favorite nominated animation from way back:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dMOk4EQybQ

      • Joe in PA

        Early product placement. (the micro bus was great) 🙂

        • TuuxKabin

          Yeah! From 2009-2011 we had a ’95 in Mexico. Very practical and fun. My mechanic, when I took it to him for the first overhaul was floored. He’d maintained that combi from the very first time the original owner bought it. Said it was probably the best combi in Yucatan.

          • Joe in PA

            Our neighbors have a ’99…still going strong.

          • TuuxKabin

            Sage, our avatar, loved it. It was “HER” car. Head out the passenger side window, ears blowing, jowls flappin’ in the wind. Great vehicle.

          • Joe in PA

            Sweet. Our neighbor purchased hers to transport Borshoiz dogs sp? (Russian wolf hounds) to dog shows. She gave up the dogs and still has the van. 🙂

          • TuuxKabin

            That’s funny. We gave up both. She’s nanny/companion to her vet’s toddler daughter. That <<<<<<<< photo of her is from this summer. We found her 10 years ago last month. Street mutts can be some of the best/

          • Joe in PA

            Sweet story (and sweet dog). Thanks.

          • Borzoi. Plural is either Borzois or Borzoi

      • Joe in PA

        The “wicked woman” looks like Kellyanne Conway.

        • Joe in PA

          with better hair.

        • TuuxKabin

          You got it! A lil’ better hair, and better groomed chin hair. And you just know when she says “I’ll get me own back” she means it. Shudder.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I saw it this morning, wonderful!

  • vernacular100

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e34264f7fe9ca56093534e8f162c9e36be3947e0c58956c18a557b4acb9e912.jpgKellyanne Conway has arrived/Users/kennethpatrick/Desktop/rs_634x1024-170226163325-634-nicole-kidman-2017-Oscars-Awards.jpg

    • johncAtl

      Damn Unix operating systems.

      Edit: could be Windows. Regardless, that post went bump in the night.

      • Joe in PA

        Prolly Linux, but close enough. (he has a nice name though) 🙂

        • johncAtl

          Unix, Linux, MacOS … they all started with LSD.

          * not technically true, but it’s an old funny joke about UC Berkeley.

          • Natty Enquirer

            There was more than one kind of Berkeley Distribution …

          • Joe in PA

            OK nerds, calm down. 🙂

          • johncAtl

            I’m a mainframe nerd so… BR 14 (or x’07FE’ if you prefer).

          • Joe in PA

            Branch Register…biotch! I’m a little rusty (like 40 years) so I won’t question your hex. 🙂 But I will say this, I still say “branch” when I mean “to go” or similar. Funny how that sticks. I loved coding. But to stay current you had to morph and morph.

          • Joe in PA

            Thanks for the “Distribution”, I couldn’t remember the D. 😉

          • Joe in PA

            Ya know…it’s been awhile…but I didn’t get the joke initially…I was thinking Berkeley Sockets (BSD). Or it might be the gin.

      • safari

        Or a mac

  • FancyThat
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      If that’s the new Oscar, lots of actors will be withdrawing their names from nomination. Ewww !

  • coram nobis

    Donald addresses a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. I can predict, after tonight, what he’ll say.

    Mr. Vice- President, Mr. Speaker, members of Congresses, welcome.

    Meryl Streep hates me. Hates me, okay? And she can’t sing. And this Jimmy Kibble has no respect for the presidentcy. Sad. And that’s too bad about South Korea today, isn’t it? But we really have to say that “La La Land” is a lousy movie …

    • bzrd

      and I won the election bigly. My numbers uuuuuge, the biggest ever. Hillary is crying, sad.

    • Joe in PA

      Thanks a lot Coram…my Oscar woody just went away. Damn you!!

      • coram nobis

        It’s not over till the Florence lady sings.

    • Joe in PA

      Wait, you left out “rigged”, you can’t forget that.

  • Michael R
    • Joe in PA

      Awwwwwwhhhh.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      NOM NOM NOM

  • Lakeview Bob

    I certainly do not want to watch all of the Oscars and maybe miss another full frontal male nude on HBO’s Crashing. I know. I am shallow.

    Also don’t want to miss The Walking Dead even though it is starting to become a walking bore. Just how many times can you see a Zombie having his head smashed?

  • coram nobis

    And last year’s winner, “Sandwich Boulevard,” with Camembert Jolie and Sam Handwich, is now out on DVD. In blu-rye.

    • Natty Enquirer

      I hear it’s the toast of the town.

      • TuuxKabin

        A lil’ crusty and stale but still a crowd pleaser.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          But oddly during Passover it never quite rose to the occasion.

          • TuuxKabin

            It just about makes it if washed down with a glass of Manischewitz.

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            My first taste of wine, as a kid, was Manischewitz,.. at my very Catholic aunt’s place.

          • Joe in PA

            We were typing at the same time! 😉

          • TuuxKabin

            Mixed with Nyquil cherry flavor cough suppressant it makes a good bar b cue sauce.

          • Joe in PA

            Hey, I have fond memories of having Mogen David (spelling?) at holidays. Served by my catholic mother!

          • TuuxKabin

            Mixed with Vicks cherry cough syrup on the rocks was really good. I think the spelling is correct. I name my first pup Morgan, thinking it was Morgan David, and I’m David. Didn’t realize my error until way later.

          • Charlie

            Yeah! Someone else has heard of Mogen David. My Dad would dump a bottle of that stuff on a ham w/ cloves, pineapple, and maraschino cherries at Christmas time. No one that I’ve ever mentioned it to has ever heard of it.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          Crusty but hardly stale. It gets a 90% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

          • Joe in PA

            So it’s 10% stale? Sad!

      • Joe in PA

        A little cheesy I’d say.

    • Michael R
      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Didn’t think anything could alarm Vorpal !
        But still, that is particularly nightmarish!
        The intruder is just lurking there, silent.

        • Joe in PA

          Who knew Vorpal would be afraid of a pickle? First time I guess.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            It’s likely the intruder’s weird anti-gravity trick that so alarms unsuspecting victims.

          • bzrd

            spinning toothpick works magic every time

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            It appears the intruder has access to post-singularity technology, spinning the gyroscopic toothpick at relativistic speeds, thus creating both a stasis field and anti-gravity flotation effect. Best not to mess with a “visitor” this advanced.

          • bzrd

            I’ll eat the olive and see what happens

  • Tiger Quinn

    This is the first year where I’ve actually seen all the best picture noms. I really want to like La La, but it just irritates me.

    • Lakeview Bob

      I have not seen La La Land but it seems like everybody always hates the favorite to win. I expect it won’t.

  • ByronK

    Nicole almost moved her face!

    • fuzzybits

      It probably made a cracking sound.

  • Michael R

    Mel Gibson looks like a burnt Oompa

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      hanging out with Trump too long.

    • FAEN

      His eyes have gotten crazier and his wife hasn’t gotten WAY younger.

  • Lazycrockett

    Jimmy is doing a good opening.

  • fuzzybits

    Spectator at 1974 Academy Awards. https://i.redd.it/w4nhtsyp09iy.jpg

  • ByronK

    Yay Meryl!!!

  • Lazycrockett

    Moonlight picks up best supporting actor!

    • ByronK

      Well deserved!

  • Blake Mason

    I’d just like to know which hollywood hair dresser did Halle Berry piss off.

    • Michael R

      ” Thank you , Prince , for honoring me tonight ”

      https://s22.postimg.org/evw86zik1/prince_halle.gif

      • Blake Mason

        Prince… one shady queen.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          and damn! those outfits. Yum.

      • Lazycrockett

        He wrote a song bout her.

    • ByronK

      The person sitting behind her must be thrilled.

  • johnnybc

    Yay, Marshall Allen wins for Moonlight!

    • John30013

      Channeling John Travolta?

      • johnnybc

        heh heh

      • johnnybc

        heh heh

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Make America white again. I see what you did there.

      • johnnybc

        far less threatening, even if his first name IS Hebrew, not Muslim. Not to take anything away from the Jews, they can be scary too

  • Blake Mason

    Moonlight took the award for Best supporting actor!

  • MikeBx2

    In my opinion, Jimmy Kimmel is what I would call a natural. He makes it seem effortless. Really like him.

    • Blake Mason

      Meh… imo.

      • MikeBx2

        Ha! Yeah, he also strikes me as one of those that either you do or don’t.

        • johncAtl

          I don’t know why, but I just don’t like him.

          • MikeBx2

            Not sure I always have, but he grew on me.

          • SoCalGal20

            Regardless of how he is as a host, I do appreciate him having concerts with some of his major musical guests right on Hollywood Blvd. I saw Paul McCartney for free that way! It was so awesome!

          • coram nobis

            I don’t care for his annual Take-The-Kids-Halloween-Candy-and-Film-It trick. Same for the thing with the Christmas presents.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Kimmel is smooth but no one will ever touch Billy Crystal.

      • MikeBx2

        Kimmel not nearly as talented at Crystal. But then, who is?

        • John30013

          Neil Patrick Harris?

          • MikeBx2

            He would certainly come very close, imo.

          • Lazycrockett

            He hosted in 2015 and it was meh.

          • MikeBx2

            Yet he’s always so great at hosting the Tony Awards.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Tony Awards opening– much better/his style.

          • johncAtl

            He didn’t have his best night hosting the Oscars, but I don’t know how anyone will ever top the opening of the 2013 Tony Awards.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0cK6lkfgHI

          • MikeBx2

            This is beyond great!

          • John30013

            Agreed. That was brilliant!

        • Lazycrockett

          I did enjoy Whoopie’s take on it, but she was basically doing the same routine as Crystal.

          • Natty Enquirer

            She also has a fundamental cynicism about her that I can never see past.

        • Natty Enquirer

          Crystal’s secret was charm. Lots of people are funny and sing and dance. But not all of them can be graceful and make you feel good about the show while they poke fun at it.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well DC can now promote its crappy movie as an Oscar Winner.

    • Blake Mason

      DC?

      • Lazycrockett

        What ever studio that makes those horrible superman batman movies.

        • MBear

          Ugh…KillitWithFire

  • Michael R

    Kate McKinnon is openly lesbian
    ( if you didn’t know , )

  • ByronK

    Why don’t they just use cattle prods to get them off the stage!

    • TuuxKabin

      A sink hole would help.

    • Michael R

      ” Dead wife yadda yadda , keep it moving “

  • Lazycrockett

    I watched Fantastic Beast last night and its enjoyable.

  • Blake Mason

    You think the Oscars are making up for last year’s white out?

    • Lazycrockett

      Well the outfits in Fantastic Beasts were sharp. I loved what Colin Farrell was wearing.

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/SRoYP05Q7eA/hqdefault.jpg

      • John30013

        I’d love it more if he wasn’t wearing it… 😀

        • Lazycrockett

          Well you can find video of that.

          • MusicBear88

            When I told my mother than I liked men, the first thing out of her mouth was “so do you think Colin Farrell is hot?” I love my mom. And yes, very much yes.

  • Cuberly

    Heh…

    Yeah I know the boycott is pretty much useless as BB is flat-out bought and paid for by billionaires. But it’s a good idea to keep the boycott wheels turning.

    https://twitter.com/AwkwardCeleb/status/836034953339105280

  • Lazycrockett

    FYI if Lin Manual wins tonight for best song. He will be the youngest EGOT in award history.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “immigrants: we get the job done.”

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        He’s not an immigrant, but his father was.

        • johncAtl

          ICE … “there’s a difference?”

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            ICE: “Meh, you all look the same anyway.”

          • bzrd

            to Mohammad Ali Jr., “Moose-lamb???? no country for you!”

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            “The president will not be de turd.”

          • bzrd

            “I do knot understand.”

    • SoCalGal20

      What is his Emmy for?

      • Lazycrockett

        2014 televised Tony Show.

        • SoCalGal20

          Ah ok.

    • Blake Mason

      Anyone but the guy who wrote “I got this feeling.” from that Trolls movie. If “Happy” was undeserving an Oscar then this piece of shit doesn’t either.

      • houstonray

        I have a feeling it’s going to be Justin Timberlake for the “Feeling” song…

      • Lazycrockett

        Well Dolly was robbed by that horrible Pimpin aint easy horseshit.

    • Blake Mason

      he would actually have a PEGOT.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    I’m I the only one who gives zero fucks ?

    • Lazycrockett

      Yeah I’m over it too. Watching it posting bout it on a thread created about it. So over it. 😉

      • MikeBx2

        Like Trump is so over CNN. haha

        • johncAtl

          Trump … “CNN, I wish I knew how to quit you.”

  • Lazycrockett

    K giving out candy by parachute drop was pretty sweet.

  • Lazycrockett

    Hacksaw Ridge is suppose to be really good, but I hate war movies and well Gibson.

    • Sam_Handwich

      the sound mixing totally sucks in that movie

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      It’s Andrew Garfield, a powerful premise and then there’s Andrew Garfield, well, but yea, Gibson. But Andrew Garfield.

      • ByronK

        Garfield isn’t enough for me to sit though a Gibson war movie. It’s something about his head.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          {from the land of totally base}; But he always has the coolest hair. Seriously, I envy his hair. {told you: base.}

        • I sat through Braveheart. Mel Gibson owes me 3.5 hours of my life back. Never again.

    • FAEN

      I despise that anti gay, anti Semite and I refuse to watch anything he’s connected with.

    • johncAtl

      Mel Gibson…at the Oscars. Bill Paxton…not. The world is fucked up.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Yup. Anything by Gibson I’ll pass.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        ….is it wrong that I was much, much more allured with the Devil character from the few clips I saw of “The Bad S&M of the Christ” than any Jeebus bullshit?

    • coram nobis

      Then you’d like the ending to “Braveheart.” It’s revealing.

  • MikeBx2
  • Lazycrockett

    Viola come get your oscar!

    • John30013

      Which she deserved for The Help.

      • Lazycrockett

        Well its not like Whoopi got her’s for Ghost?!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Indeed!

  • johncAtl

    Okay… with Tivo I’m 30 minutes behind, but was that Cadillac commercial slamming Trump? “Dare greatly (bigly)?”

  • Lazycrockett

    So I guess after Drumpf blows up the world we will still have batteries to power our smartphones?

    • Sam_Handwich
      • johncAtl

        Is that real????

        • Sam_Handwich

          yes from 2014

          • johncAtl

            Oh…. I didn’t look at the year!

          • Sam_Handwich

            they were simpler times.

          • johncAtl

            I miss those times. It’s hard to believe they were only a little over a month ago.

          • coram nobis

            And he didn’t get an Oscar that year. Sad!

          • johnnybc

            hahahahahahaha!

      • Lazycrockett

        You notice not one winner has mentioned him at all in their acceptance speeches.

        • johncAtl

          That’s bigly sad. Period!

        • Mike__in_Houston

          I can’t imagine what’s up with that. It can’t be a coincidence. My guess is that it is a decision based on the rationale that it will piss 45 off more to be ignored than to be repeatedly slammed. Either that, or else they want Meryl Streep to take a second crack at him; but for that they would almost have to give her the Oscar for her tour-de-force performance in Florence Foater Jenkins, but that unfortunately is not supposed to happen, because the film itself is not mainstream enough.

      • TSS

        Whoa. But I shouldn’t be surprised.

      • karen in kalifornia

        He’a the best joke of the night.

        • johncAtl

          He’s simultaneously the best and worst joke of the night.

          • OdieDenCO

            a Schrodinger’s joke?

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Ah, you’re killing me!

      • bambinoitaliano

        The attention whore just could not pass on an opportunity he might be mentioned several times tonight even though he know very well he will be the laughing stock of the world.

    • johncAtl

      The batteries might survive, but the EMP will destroy the smartphone.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Moebym of the Returners

      When I thought I couldn’t like her more, I find out she likes one of my favorite theater candies.

  • Do Something Nice

    Yes – “The Salesman” – best picture of the year.

    • John30013

      Best Foreign Language Picture of the Year.

      • Do Something Nice

        Yes, but I thought it was the best picture of the year.

        • John30013

          C.f., Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

  • Lazycrockett

    Dev is a tall drink of water.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Achingly so

    • bambinoitaliano

      Lion is a good movie. To me the best part of the film is the first half when the story focus on the kids. I was surprise both Patel and Kidman got nominated.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Hey! I just discover this thread. Wasted hour and a half 🙁

  • Lazycrockett

    My lord they are turning that horrible movie bout H.G Wells chasing Jack the Ripper through time into a tv show?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Yes. I predict it will be cancelled before the first season is over.

      • Lazycrockett

        I’ll bet before first episode is over.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Two hot male stars. Just sayin.

  • Lazycrockett

    Piper Wins!!

    • johnnybc

      Piping plovers, taste like chicken.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Oh! Glad you noticed.

    • safari

      He’d shit on sunshine if Ann Coulter said it is a liberal delight.

    • Lazycrockett

      The Wall has been mentioned once and no one has mentioned “its” name.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      (Jealous he’s not invited to the parties. Bitter bitch.)

    • bambinoitaliano

      Don’t these people have some other entertainment to keep them occupy?

      • safari

        I used to hate view conservative websites. Then I got over it.

    • Talisman

      IMO, it’s been rather benign. Kimmel’s jokes about the dumpster have been rather tame, and there have been few overt political statements by presenters and winners (I’ve heard only two, but I’ve been in and out of the room for most of the evening).

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Somewhat but not really related: And to add to our concerns, our good friends to the north are thinking of cancelling trips to the US for school children.

      Wow, 45: what a legacy.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/02/26/canadian-school-boards-question-trips-to-u-s-as-travel-ban-debate-continues_n_15024332.html

      • safari

        There’s no guarantee 45’d let them in, and with how things are going perhaps out next.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          Tourism dollars are huge. Any city in the US is aware that for every lost visitor is another meal on their way, for every time a person goes to one museum they will likely go to another, for every show or event is probably one more matinee, one more guide, one more ticket.
          Beyond the fact that tourists invite a country to showcase they bring in money. Shitloads of money. And 45 is, as usual, fucking that up, too.

          • safari

            I await the news stories come this fall.

          • johncAtl

            45 = 45 caliber = no fucking way I’d come to the US as a tourist.

      • johncAtl

        On Thursday, just before I went down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, I read an article about how foreign travel to the U.S. is way down since Trump was elected. It may be a coincidence, but I am usually surprised by how many foreign accents I hear when I’m in the French Quarter. This weekend I was surprised by how few I heard.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          To be honest, I somewhat noticed the same in NYC. It’s been warmer but oddly more sparse. Totally anecdotal I thought, but then again…

        • MaryJOGrady

          Have fun! Enjoy Carnival!

          • johncAtl

            I did. I came home this afternoon. Three consecutive nights is my limit for New Orleans. But I plan to be back there soon.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          What was the restaurant there? Charlie Chaplin’s hat was in it I think.. it was decades ago. Lovely cold crawfish bisque. Don’t recall the name.

          • johncAtl

            I should know that. I love the French Quarter, except for most of Bourbon Street, and always spend lots of time exploring it. I And last night I cut through an alley just off of Decatur where crawfish was being cooked outdoors. I know people tell me it tastes awesome, but I’m sticking to shrimp.

        • Menergy

          ah, see, Dump’s severe crackdown on immigrants/mooselambs/border controls, airport screenings /detentions/deportations have diminished all those terrorist refugees successfully! MAGA /s

          • johncAtl

            Thank you for explaining. I was so naive.

          • Menergy

            (I did put a snark sign at the end…) hope you saw it!

        • Derrick Johns

          You’re right. I’m not visiting the US. I’m going to stay right here in Philadelphia.

    • TSS

      ABC Promos…hmmm. Come out of the closet, Matt.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • FAEN

      Homocon said what?

  • Lazycrockett

    Awww Ryan gave his candy away.

    • bambinoitaliano

      But Jennifer Aniston was coaxed to give away her sunglasses probably worth thousands of dollars. 🙂

      • coram nobis

        Her lawyers are on it I’m sure.

      • johnnybc

        probably another pair in the swag bag anyway…

    • safari

      Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

      • Natty Enquirer

        Sounds more appetizing than “junk.”

        • safari

          Junk has its place. I tend to think of it as a replacement for genitals — both the cock and balls. I don’t know of an equivalent.

          • safari

            Package, maybe?

          • Natty Enquirer

            In the olden days, we had “privates.”

          • bzrd

            family jewels

  • Lazycrockett

    MJ!!!!

  • ByronK

    So not seeing hacksaw after that clip

  • ByronK

    Why does Mel’s skin look gray?

    • safari

      Experimental melanin removal therapy?

    • coram nobis

      Too many Rob Roys? Or was it the abdominal surgery from Braveheart?

    • bambinoitaliano

      He looks like he’s been embalmed.

  • Lazycrockett

    That cute lil nugget was Sunny from Lion!!!

  • Lazycrockett

    Well it looks like its turning into a “welcome back mel” night.

    • safari

      Scandal to follow?

  • Lazycrockett

    Yes!! My favorite Digital Camera WON!!

  • Talisman

    This show is becoming a bit interminable. Jimmy needs to move things along already.

    • Lazycrockett

      That tourist bus bit ate like 10 minutes. Cute but not worth it.

      • coram nobis

        It’s Jimmy’s usual schtick where he embarrasses people on camera. His Halloween and Christmas let’s-torment-your-kids-and-put-it-on-video were nasty stuff.

        • johncAtl

          That’s why I pay for Tivo…. I can skip past all that.

          • coram nobis

            You missed an epic clusterf*ck tonight.

      • ByronK

        And pretending like it’s an actors’ zoo.

        • Lazycrockett

          Yeah it only worked cause Nicole, Denzel, Ryan and a few others interacted with the group could have been a total disaster.

  • SoCalGal20

    When We Rise ad!

  • Moebym of the Returners
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Today’s GOP reaction to any minority winning :: a certain party’s collective face when Jesse Owens won in 1936.

    • coram nobis

      How much candy is in the piñata, kids? Stand close.

      • Moebym of the Returners

        On the contrary, stand back…

      • greenmanTN

        Careful. Those aren’t Tootsie Rolls…

  • Lazycrockett

    Cmon Lin!!

    • Lazycrockett

      Waaaaaaaaa

  • safari

    If Jen’s cleavage were any lower she’d have to make sure she waxed.

  • TheManicMechanic

    I always drop whatever else I might be doing when the “In Memoriam” segment comes around, because few can quite come close to conveying the love and respect they have of their peers and colleagues than the folks in the industry. They can make fiction real, and they can make real very personal.

    • houstonray

      Nicely put!

  • Lazycrockett

    Moonlight is picking up some steam.

    • SoCalGal20

      I liked their speech!

  • Talisman

    If Amy Adams’ dress doesn’t scream “look at me,” nothing ever could. It’s quite bright….

    and she wears it well.

  • Talisman

    4 more awards…will they wrap before midnight?

    • John30013

      They could have if they’d have skipped that goofy tourist stunt.

      • johncAtl

        Yeah……and awards for hair and makeup?

        • coram nobis

          They go to Kelly Anne Conway and the hairdresser for “The Hairs of Iwo Donald”.

    • Lazycrockett

      I remember back in the day when the Oscars only presented awards and it still went well over schedule. It was expected to run long.

    • fuzzybits

      I’m surprised the seats aren’t recliners.

  • safari

    I’m going to miss Fashion Police again.

  • safari

    That hair is.

    • Lazycrockett

      Fierce!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      It is up for a supporting actress role.

      • safari

        Ha!

  • MikeBx2

    I was just reading that People’s Court Judge Wapner died today at 97. It made me think of the movie Rain Man. Need to watch that one again.

    • johncAtl

      Kmart sucks.

      • safari

        The one in town is closing next month. As far as I can tell, they’ve laid off most of their stockroom staff in the chain and just use the sales floor directly for storage from what I’ve read.

        • johncAtl

          I was at Sears in Troy last week The abandoned Kmart HQ building was right across the street. It’s an ugly 1970’s design that is falling apart. Much like the corporation.

          • safari

            I wasn’t alive during the 1970s but have you noticed that KMarts have a particular KMart-y smell? I always associated it with what I thought the 1970s smelled like.

          • johncAtl

            You missed a lot not being alive in the 70s. The gay clubs, culture, etc. It was amazing. Unfortunately the 80s arrived and killed most of us from the 50s/60s/70s.

          • Ninja0980

            🙁

          • Lars Littlefield

            Every Woolworths in the country shared a similar smell, too. I miss Woolworths. Woolworths and Robert Hall.

      • Lazycrockett

        JC Penny is closing like 100 stores nationwide.

        • johncAtl

          Retail is crashing. And so are restaurants. People have stopped spending money since the election. There’s too much worry about what is going to happen.

          • fuzzybits

            People are doing most of their shopping online now.

    • wayne

      First thing I thought of was Rain Man too.

  • Talisman

    Honestly, watching the trailer, with Ryan Gosling’s horrible singing showcased, has made me avoid La La Land.

    • johnnybc

      I found his singing to be very reminiscent of Chet Baker’s. And I mean that in all good ways

    • safari

      I haven’t seen it, but nothing can take the place of Pierce Brosnan in Mama Mia.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    And to make the last moments enjoyable: Tomorrow, we get to deal with Trump’s plans to spike military spending and great cuts to the EPA.
    Films let us escape, if even for a moment.

    • safari

      Remember when we had a fiscal cliff and bipartisan concern for balancing the budget?

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Remember when we weren’t embarrassed to be Americans and fearful of waking up tomorrow– or not?

        • fuzzybits

          A couple months ago?

          • safari

            I’ve managed to undefine weeks, months, and years since the coronation.

        • Lars Littlefield

          I’ve never felt that way. But I have cousins who were alive in the 1930s who have told me stories.

    • coram nobis

      If it’s December 1941 what time is it in Washington?

    • Lazycrockett

      From what Im reading State Department gets gutted by 30%.

      • Ninja0980

        The only “good” thing is Trump will make it easier for the Democrats to win VA this year, as the north part of VA will likely have folks hit hard by this, and they will more then happy to take it out on other Republicans.

  • Lazycrockett

    Andrew Garfield is gonna have a long career ahead of him.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Casey. You were amazing. Correction! I thought it was going to Denzel!

    • safari

      Why does he look like a hobo?

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Remember that time when Ben went all beardey and crap for character? He’s channeling him.

    • johnnybc

      huh?

    • Lazycrockett

      Is it a good movie?, cause it looks depressing as shit.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        The writing is gorgeous. The facials– incredible. It is one of the best images I have seen of working class men’s relationships, particularly in dealing with grief, particularly in dealing with seaside fishing NE towns. I truly enjoyed it.

        Edit to note: It’s depressing not in that “I want to weep my eyes out now” as much as “wow, I just feel gutted.” At parts of it I didn’t want to move. And the sea is its own character.

        • ByronK

          You had me at facials.

        • safari

          I don’t think I can deal with a movie about grief. I’m strangely sensitive at the moment.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Its slow as hell. The story is not great. That being said, the acting is amazing. Still it is a snooze fest.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          To each their own but it did win best screenplay. To one slow, the other subtle.

    • Lazycrockett

      Twitter is already giving him blow back.

  • ByronK

    Denzil’s thinking oh get a shave and a haircut dude.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Do much prep there, Casey?

  • FAEN

    Casey Affleck for the upset! Yes!

  • Lazycrockett

    Id love to see Meryl win again.

    • johnnybc

      ugh
      well, me too, but not for that role!

      • Lazycrockett

        Oh I totally agree but it would have been a huge surprise.

  • FAEN

    Meh-I was pulling for Ruth Negga.

  • Lazycrockett
  • fuzzybits

    There’s Shirley.

  • Lazycrockett

    Bonnie and Clyde got old.

    • fuzzybits

      One of my favorite movies.

    • wayne

      Chinatown for me. She’s my sister (slap). She’s my daughter (slap).

  • ByronK

    Faye looks great

  • Lazycrockett

    I will highly recommend the Hidden Figures soundtrack!!

    • ByronK

      Watched it today. Very good movie.

  • safari

    So, I should go see La La Land?

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Hated the ending. It jerks you around and plays you back and forth?

      • ByronK

        I like the ending actually.

      • Lars Littlefield

        At the ending of Manchester By The Sea I felt like I needed several handfuls of Zoloft.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Some like it. I didn’t.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    La la ba ba have you any bore?

  • Lazycrockett

    Well I guess Im gonna have to pour myself a strong drink tomorrow and watch La La Land. I didn’t make it past the opening sequence last month.

  • Lazycrockett

    The Bernie Bros are threatening to leave the DNC cause La La Land won the Oscar tonight.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      The Bernie Bros are threatening to leave the DNC cause….
      (it’s like a never ending hanging chad. You can just leave it that way; fill in as needed.)

      • William

        Has anyone named their son Chad in the last 17 years?

        • coram nobis

          Has anyone named their son Pontius Pilate in the last 2000 years? Damn Louis B. Mayer.

    • Ninja0980

      The door is right over there for them.

  • Hryflex

    I wish it was Hidden Figures. I still have to see La-La Land, but was dragged to see all the others. Manchester By the Sea, it sort of stopped and WTF was the ending? Moonlight was excellent.

    • Hryflex

      Oh! I guess I was sort of right.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      Me, too, but I guess it was a foregone conclusion that La La Land would sweep the Oscars.

    • Lazycrockett

      While I enjoyed Hidden Figures it went way way WAY out of it’s way to make everyone watching it feel oh so not offended bout race relationships in the south in the 60’s.

  • Lazycrockett

    Oh Shit!!

  • ByronK

    Wtf?

  • Talisman

    Holy shit!

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Wtf!

  • SoCalGal20

    HOLY SHIT

  • safari

    So… how the hell?

  • Bungee

    What fresh hell is this?!

  • John30013

    WOW! WTF!

  • TheManicMechanic

    Okay, what in the actual hell just happened?

  • Lazycrockett

    Warren is hollywoodsplaining.

  • FAEN

    OMFG-Moonlight won!

  • safari

    One for the books.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    what exactly just happened?

    • Talisman

      Envelope mix up it seems.

    • safari

      The wrong card was in the envelope, it said “Emma Stone” in La La Land according to Warren. He paused, gave it to the other host, and she read La La Land.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Not cool. But I love Moonlight

    • Buck

      Can you imagine the emotional roller coaster that the “La La Land” group went through? I feel for them…

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Agreed. Again. glad Moonlight won. Sucks to have it happen that way for them and La La land.

      • Talisman

        And they were very gracious.

  • Lazycrockett

    The Oscars just trolled Drumpf on how reality tv is done!!!

  • TSS

    Moonlight. All’s right with the world.

  • Talisman

    The Oscars so often gets it wrong (Crash, anyone?). Seems like they got it right this time.

    • safari

      What happened with Crash?

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        It should have. It didn’t.

        • safari

          I still haven’t forgiven the academy for awarding Julia Robert’s for Erin Brokovich over Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Now that was a movie!

          • safari

            It was on a list of movies my ex marked as forbidden to me. I loved it, but it was heart wrenching.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            An oration that personified loneliness was one of many highlights of that film. What won? A few good lines about boobs.

          • safari
          • Oscarlating Wildely

            …that’s the scene.

            And if you can’t see your mother/your parent/your family memberyourself being fundamentally concerned about/fearing the same, you haven’t been paying attention.

          • Talisman

            And just remember: Hillary Swank is a 2-time oscar winner, beating Annette Benning both times.

          • Buck

            Hillary Swank deserved the Oscar for “Boys Don’t Cry”, but not for “Million Dollar Baby”.

          • Buck

            Ellen Burstyn was AMAZING in that role!! Julia Roberts is just your average white girl. Probably has a yeast infection and chlamydia.

        • Lazycrockett

          It was like giving the award to an afterschool special. seriously that movie fucked sucked balls.

      • John30013

        It won, beating out Brokeback Mountain, which was a clearly superior film.

        • Secure

          That was the worst. Brokeback had been winning through the night. No one remembers Crash.

    • Canadian Observer

      Oscar has been getting it wrong since Oliver! won best picture over 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    • Acronym Jim

      Yeah, but even this time they had to get it wrong before they got it right.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    To be honest, that is not cool. It will be remembered and I would rather have Moonlight win but not cool.

  • safari

    I guess the Academy Awards won’t win an Emmy next year for best award show.

    • William

      Best Surprise Ending.

      • coram nobis

        Best Pushing-The-Envelope.

  • Bungee

    Too bad such a mix-up didn’t happen on election night.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I just read an article about how this was totally impossible to happen

    • William

      That’s what they said about the election.

  • fuzzybits

    Damn I walked into the kitchen after La La Land was announced,came back into the living room and said “wha?”

  • JimBob Clem

    What in the Sam Hell just happened?

    • John30013

      Wrong card in the envelope, confused presenters, etc.

      • safari

        I thought Warren was having a senior moment until he explained his awkward pause.

      • William

        Neither wanted to wear their reading glasses on stage?

        • coram nobis

          “And the winner is … uh .. CASABLANCA!”

          • William

            Mildred Pierce!

          • coram nobis

            Plan 9 from OuterSpace!!

          • JCF

            …and that’s why *nobody* would trust you to announce, coram. ;-p

  • djcoastermark

    Wow. That was , I don’t know, just wow.

    • TheThruster

      Still looking for my jaw…

  • Rex

    The accountants working the Oscar envelopes must be the same ones doing Trump’s taxes.

    • safari

      Maybe it’s like that time when Donald’s accountant said that his signature appeared on Donald’s return but he didn’t sign it.

  • karen in kalifornia

    Bizarre.

  • Skip Intro

    Ruth Negga is so gorgeous and sweet … and how tiny was Damien Chazelle’s tuxedo? Bonnie and Clyde survived all those bullets. ‘Moonlight’ was really the best picture but I’m okay with ‘La La.’

    • TSS

      It IS the best picture! They screwed up the envelope.

    • Skip Intro

      Oh shit … that’s a shock!

  • coram nobis

    Wait. When was the Oscar feed coming from Grover’s Mill, NJ?

  • TheManicMechanic

    I was getting ready to turn off the television and all hell started breaking loose. WTF people?! How do these things happen in this day and age? Especially for something as involved as the Academy Awards? The haters will surely make hay out of this flub.

    • TSS

      Well, the haters don’t put together complex, multi-million dollar movies the way Hollywood does. They can hate all they want, but our movie industry is far more vast and sophisticated than your average hater could even imagine.

      • TheManicMechanic

        Agreed, but this is certainly gonna cause a lot of hurr hurr hurr from the chaw and spittle set because they can finally point to something that went wrong. Drumpf will angertweet about it with the usual SAD I’m sure.

  • Ninja0980

    Gee, think anyone will be talking about that gaffe tommorrow?

    • Talisman

      The dumpster is already planning a strategic tweet to knock the Oscars out of the news.

    • William

      The alt right folks will have a nauseating theory before long.

  • houstonray

    That was UNFREAKINBELIEVABLE. I am glad I witnessed it live but wow, just wow.

  • Slippy_World

    Tea Pain‏@TeaPainUSA 8m8 minutes ago

    #Oscars Tomorrow, Trump will claim “La La Land” was incorrectly given Best Picture award due to 3 million illegals votin’.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    OK, I may be off here but as (no damned reason that it didn’t win) Brokeback Mountain did not win, is this the first time a theme with gay characters has won best picture?

    • coram nobis

      Closeted or out? IIRR, “Milk” was the closest we came.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Best director, best actor I think, but not picture.

    • TampaDink

      Tom Hanks for “Philadelphia”.
      edit: Derp. Tom Hanks won best actor….and Bruce Springsteen won for best song….but of course it did not win for best picture, since it wasn’t nominated.

    • coram nobis

      Casablanca. 1942. A film in which Humphrey Bogart spurns Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and walks off at the end arm-in-arm with Claude Rains. A beautiful friendship.

    • ozbrad

      Midnight Cowboy 1970

  • coram nobis

    I would like to thank the Oscars for this award, unexpected as it is. I’d like to thank my co-stars Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Madeleine Kahn, John Hurt, Alan Rickman and Daniel Radcliffe.

  • 604brian

    whoa.. they are even trying to infiltrate the Oscars with fake news… at least Faye news.
    Drunk? Senile? what?

    • Jimmy R

      Too vain to put on her glasses?

    • TampaDink

      Wrong card placed in envelope. For some reason it was a duplicate of the Best Actress in a leading role winner.

      • coram nobis

        “And the winner is — Gold Diggers of 1933!!!”

        • TampaDink

          What’s wrong with Gold Diggers of 2017?
          The 3rd Lady wants to know.

          • coram nobis

            Remember my forgotten man?

          • TampaDink

            Drawing a blank here.

          • coram nobis

            Can she sing Pig Latin like Ginger Rogers and dance backward?

          • TampaDink

            I don’t know whether she can sing Pig Latin but she has quite a history of living with a pig. I’m sure that in all of her “acting” experience, she must be able to dance backwards.

  • MikeBx2
  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Oh boy, Oscar goes to a film about being black and gay, and people liked it.
    Trump et al are going to lose their shit.

    • safari

      Someone should give Matt Drudge a stick to bite on.

      • ByronK

        I vote for Trump’s dick although I’m sure it’s more like a matchstick.

        • safari

          I think the problem would be the fupa.

        • Buck

          Wow. You sure are clever. Insinuating that a man you don’t like has a small penis. Maybe next time you’ll call him a Cocksucker or imply that he likes getting fucked in the ass. Just go take your rightful place with Trump’s Neanderthal thugs.

          • ByronK

            It was a little joke snowflake. Don’t go getting all triggered into incoherence! Do you need a safe space now Comrade?

    • coram nobis

      I can hardly wait for his State of the Donald message on Tuesday. Memo to self: order popcorn. And Primitivo.

      • William

        I’ll be rewarding the first episode of ‘Designated Survivor’.

        A man can dream…..

        • coram nobis

          And I’d like to nominate “Duck Soup” as an example of a misogynistic, out-of-control, warmongering president. Cinema verité, albeit 80 years later.

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  • Rex

    I demand a full investigation into Russia’s involvement in the Academy Awards voting.

  • boobert

    By biggest chuckle was Robert Di Nero’s mean tweet response. And then, what the hell happened to Faye’s face?

  • coram nobis

    I want to remind everybody at this point about Jimmy Kimmel’s nasty schtick, which was to get parents to take Halloween candy and give nasty Christmas gifts and video it for his entertainment, and not everybody was impressed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl7poXY827Q

  • Lazycrockett

    Well no one is gonna give John Travolta any more shit.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Positively quant in comparison.

    • safari

      Why? Have we erased Battlefield Earth from history?

    • TampaDink

      Well maybe not about “Adele Dazim” but there is plenty of other things to give him shit about.

  • Lars Littlefield

    “Beatty Beats Truman!”

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Faye backstage : ‘Bring the axe.’

  • houstonray

    FYI Joe has a post up about the screw up….