Days after Neil Patrick Harris hinted he would never host the Oscars again, Craig Zadan, a Producer of Hollywood’s biggest night, hints that it is three and out for Neil Meron and him.
I am OK with this! I like Zadan and Meron’s work in movies (Sing, Hairspray, Footloose) and on television (Smash, HappyLand), but I’m not a fan of their Oscar work. Their hosts were not the best and several of their bits went on way too long and didn’t work. Plus, now that they won’t be preoccupied by the Oscars, hopefully they will spending more time focusing on the live version of The Wiz for NBC (hint hint, skip The Music Man again).
When it comes to who I think should produce the Academy Awards, I think AMPAS should offer it to Tangled and Galavant’s Alan Menken and Dan Fogelman. Who do you want to get the job?
One of Neil Patrick Harris’ most talked about moments from the Oscars last night was when he came out only in his tighty whities, black socks and black shoes. Let’s be real, if you saw Gone Girl, then you know that wasn’t all him. So I ask you, what do you think he put in his underwear to make us think he actually has balls that size?
Let’s be honest last night’s Oscars were more boring than the 8 Best Picture nominees combined. Neil Patrick Harris needs a break and we need a break from him. The producers and him both made the telecast more about themselves and not about the movies and winners.
There were two highlights from last night. When I heard on the pre-show that Lady Gaga was going to do a tribute to The Sound of Music, I thought what a time waster. But that notion was completely wiped out of my mind as soon as she sang her first note from The Hills Are Alive. Who knew? I am fan of hers, but even I didn’t know she had that great of performance in her. Someone cast her in a movie musical ASAP. Preferably something by Andrew Lloyd Weber, but I don’t care I just want to hear her do more Broadway. Could you imagine her doing Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors? Seriously, how blown away were you by her performance?
Then there was that sweet moment between Idina Menzel and John Travolta. Adele Dazeem finally got her revenge on Glom Gazingo, I mean John Travolta. When it comes to him touching her face, that is how he has always been and how he will always be, so get over it.
Now I want to get back to the self-serving Oscar producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. First they had Shirley MacClaine, who starred in their movie Steel Magnolias, present at The Oscars just days after she said people who died in the Holocaust deserved it for past sins. F*ck her. Then they had Jennifer Hudson sing a song from Smash, a show they produces, after the very weak In Memoriam. Finally, they did a tribute to The Sound of Music, they produced a live production of the musical for NBC in 2013. I mean, they have made the show about themselves before, but yesterday it was just blatant. AMPAS, it’s time for new producers. Looking at the ratings, I know I am not alone. Don’t get me wrong, I respect them when they do what they do best and the Oscars is not that.
What did you think of the Oscarzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?
Patricia Arquette woke up to the good news that she was nominated for an Oscar for Boyhood, but the rest of her day has been crap and it isn’t even noon here in Los Angeles.
She explained on Twitter that her babysitter overslept, her car was towed and she was late to work because of it. If that doesn’t give you a headache, then the fact that your daughter gets one a block from school will.
Proving the point, just because you get a much deserved Oscar nomination, doesn’t mean your day will be golden like the statuette.
Hopefully Oscar night will go much better for her.
The Oscar nominations are read at 5:30a Pacific time, so that means that the people announcing them probably got no sleep. Because of that, there are bound to be mistakes, besides the obvious snubs.
This year’s biggest “Oh crap” moment came when Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs read Cinematographer Dick Pope’s name as Dick Poop. Which you have to wonder what that says about her??? What?
BTW you can tell it was way too early for all involved because neither Chris Pine, Isaacs nor the press laughed at her mess up. Even though they didn’t, everyone else did! Well everyone but them and Dick Pope, whose movie Mr Turner is finally getting some press since no one heard of it before today.
The Oscar nominations were announced today and like usual they suck. There were a lot of snubs, but the biggest one was for The Lego Movie not getting one for Best Animated Movie. Philip Lord, the Writer/Director of the movie, took the snub well. He posted the above photo and said, “It’s okay. Made my own!” Then Tweeted, “This is not a tragedy. Congrats to incredible crew and cast of The Lego Movie, who made a classic.”
They certainly did. It truly is a shame this gem of a movie was not recognized by the Academy. On a positive note, at least Everything is Awesome was nominated. That song really is awesome.
Last week, it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris is going to host this year’s Oscars. Today we found out that he wasn’t the producers’ first choice. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron wanted Ellen DeGeneres back at the job, but she said no. Then they asked Chris Rock if he wanted to do it again and he too turned them down. The third choice is really random and thankfully Julia Louis-Dreyfus also wasn’t interested in hosting Hollywood’s biggest night. The first person who said yes was NPH, and now he gets the honor that three other people didn’t want.
Too bad, Kevin Spacey wasn’t higher on the list because I think he would be the perfect man for the Academy Awards.
I like Harris, but I am over him. I want someone new and exciting and I think Zadan and Meron should have held out a little longer before asking their fourth choice.
What do you think?
Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Emmys, the Tonys and in 2015 he can add the Oscars to his resume. Take that Hugh Jackman, he’s now done one more bigger show than you.
A few years ago I would’ve been excited for this news, but now I am over him. I know he will do a great job, but it’s like been there, saw that. You know?
How do you feel about him MCing Hollywood’s biggest night?
via Eric Stonestreet
All John Travolta had to do was introduce Idina Menzel at the Oscars, but I, like everyone, have no idea who the heck he introduced to sing Let It Go. How hard is it to say her name, Ee-Dee-Nah Men-Zell? Who is Adelle Dazeem?
I know I should follow the song and Let It Go, but I can’t. I love you John, but really?
Here is a little tip for the producers next year, make sure all the presenters go to at least one rehearsal and they know how to say the name of the people they are announcing.
Ellen DeGeneres took the Best Selfie Ever at the Oscars. How do I know? Because it broke Twitter! And because it is!
UPDATE: Kevin Spacey had the best response to the Best Selfie that broke Twitter and records for the most retweeted item. He said, “My photobombing gets better and better!” Between this Tweet and his quick joke at the Oscars, I think he should host the shindig next year!