There were sarcastic winners, witty presenters, disinterested hosts and then even funny actors’ relatives seated in the audience!
Fair, unfair, we do not know but the Oscars were entertaining for sure. We list down few moments which grabbed our attention, for good and then sometimes for not good!
Melissa Leo drops the F bomb!
Probably the biggest oops moment of the evening, Melissa has made it to the Oscar history was using the F word on the Oscar stage in her acceptance speech after she won the Best Supporting Actor trophy! She went, “When Kate won two years back, she made it look so f****** easy!”
Christian Bale takes a dig at himself
Christian Bale who won the Best Supporting actor Oscar said, “I won’t drop the F bomb like Melissa, I’ve used that a lot before”. He referred to his swearing tapes that were leaked on the internet. Bale had apparently abused a cinematographer working on his film as he had distracted him while Bale was delivering his lines.
Anne calls Hugh Jackman ‘Huge Jackass’
Anne Hathaway seemed over-excited while James Franco seemed disinterested! Together the two weren’t half as funny as last year’s host Hugh Jackman. Anne Hathaway in one of her fillers aped Hugh as she too sung and said, “A certain Huge Jackass had promised me that he’d sing with me!” Hugh took it all sportingly.
Kirk Douglas heightens the anticipation
Kirk Douglas made the lives of actresses nominated in the supporting actor category miserable as before presenting the trophy to Melissa Leo, he kept telling unending stories about himself, every time starting his story with, ‘you know..’!
Russell Brand teases Colin Firth
British comedian, Russell Brand presented the Best Foreign Language film Oscar along with Dame Helen Mirren. When Helen tried to address all in a foreign language, Russell translated it for all by saying, “She means she was better as the queen than Colin Firth was as the King!” Helen called Russell Idiot in return, again in other language to which he reacted, “Thank you but I am married.”
Sandra Bullock wants Jesse on her facebook!
Sandra is effortlessly funny. When she introduced the best Actor nominees she asked Jesse Eisenberg as to why hasn’t he accepted her Facebook request! She also asked Jeff Bridges, “how much is enough” taunting him on his consecutive nomination after his last year’s win for crazy Heart. Jeff was nominated this year again for True Grit.
Kirk wonders why Hugh laughs so much!
Kirk Douglas asked Hugh Jackman why he laughed so much when he was speaking. “Hugh Jackman is laughing. Everyone in Australia thinks I am funny. I don’t know why. Colin Firth is not laughing! He is British” said Kirk.
Colin Firth’s sarcastic speech
Brits are known for their sarcasm and when Colin said, “I have a feeling my career has just peaked” after winning the Oscar, it was hilarious.
Best Oscar speech!
73 years old, King’s Speech screenplay writer David Seidler gave the best speech of the Oscars. He said, “I am probably the oldest one to win Oscar in this category so I want someone to break my record fast! I say this on behalf of all the stutterers in the world — we have a voice, we have been heard. I’d like to thank her majesty the Queen for not putting me in the Tower of London for using the Melissa Leo f-word” he added.
Reese Witherspoon’s ouch moment!
Resse Witherspoon showed up in black and white Valentino but since her outfit was just like Julia Roberts’ which the latter had worn at the Oscars few years back, instead of wows, Reese got ‘Oh’ moments!
Anne screaming at Lesbians!
Anne Hathaway was clearly referring to Black Swan when she screamed ‘Lesbians Lesbians’ just after the show begun but it was extremely lame!
‘The King’s Speech’: Triumph of Hollywood conservative values
As one essayist wrote not long ago, it’s become an article of faith in Conservative America that Hollywood is a “collection of hopeless la-la-land liberals — or worse, an elitist gaggle of heartland-bashing snobs.” Conservatives have routinely ridiculed Oscar movies for attacking the military (“Avatar”), promoting homosexuality (“Milk” and “Brokeback Mountain”) and depicting corporate executives as evil villains (“The Constant Gardener” and “Syriana”).
So it must’ve been quite a shock to watch all the la-la-liberals at the Oscars Sunday night honoring their elders and celebrating tradition on a show where the first clip of the night was from “Gone With the Wind” and the two guys who may have had the most screen time were Kirk Douglas and Bob Hope.
Outside of a couple of lesbian jokes and one tiny barb directed at Wall Street from documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson, the awards were drearily free of controversy, outrage or anything remotely resembling lefty sanctimony.
On the other hand, the Academy Awards were true to the spirit of this past year’s movies. As this year’s show demonstrated, Hollywood isn’t so easily stereotyped. It may be a town full of liberals, but when it comes to its most prestigious awards show, the most exalted statuettes went to films that espouse conservative values. “The King’s Speech,” which won four Oscars, including the climactic one for best picture, is a profoundly conservative film, paying tribute to King George VI, an aristocratic English monarch who, humbled by a humiliating stutter, develops a deep friendship with a commoner, his speech therapist.
The film portrays the king as a man of noblesse oblige — he sacrifices for the common good by willingly assuming the heavy mantle of leadership, even if it will expose his most embarrassing flaw. He is, in other words, resolutely Old School. Could a movie be any more richly conservative in its values than that? And yet “The King’s Speech,” from David Seidler, its writer, to Colin Firth, its leading man, to Harvey Weinstein, the studio chief who masterminded its Oscar campaign, was brought into the world by a host of ardent liberals.
The same can be said for “The Social Network,” which won three Oscars last night and was the season’s other prime best picture contender. Even though it is set in the rarefied air of Harvard, “Social Network” is far from a liberal critique of capitalistic excess. It’s a thoroughly pro-business film that celebrates the rise of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who for all his new media hip veneer is just as much of a cunning, ambitious, thoroughly cold-blooded entrepreneur as — gasp — Rupert Murdoch.
Yet the film was written by Aaron Sorkin, a flaming liberal who spends much of his time online hurling poison darts at Sarah Palin.
And the film was financed and distributed by Sony Pictures, whose co-chairmen, Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton, are both outspoken advocates for various Hollywood progressive causes.
This is hardly a fluke.