Ooof. The Monday morning after the Oscars. It sure comes early. But it’s worth it to stay up and see the show through to the end. (I think.)
All in all I thought the show was a good one. There were some poignant moments (Hello, Joaquin Phoenix), some very funny moments (Thank you, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig), some terrific performances (Love you, Elton John and Cynthia Erivo and Idina Menzel), and plenty of pushback on the lack of inclusion for women and the lack of diversity overall.
I saw all of the Best Picture nominated films and thought they were all worthy of the honor. My personal favorite was JoJo Rabbit but I also loved Once Upon A Time . . . in Hollywood, Little Women, and the Irishman. I’m not surprised that Parasite won, it was always in the running despite the predictions that 1917 would take home the big honor. I think it’s terrific that the movie got so much recognition and made Oscar history, too.
For us the most fun is just being together to watch the show; it’s a long time tradition for Dale and I to watch with Hannah and now Mikey joins us as well. We filled out our ballots before the show started, we ate food based on the Best Picture nominees, and we enjoyed the spectacle of it all.
And tonight? We’re going to bed early.