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Oscar Recap 2019

How ’bout that Oscar show?! I have some random thoughts I’d love to share with you . . .

  • I did not miss having a host . . . much. I’m always going to miss Billy Crystal as host so without him I’m actually okay with no one.
  • Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were fabulous. I loved that they walked up to the stage from their seats and the chemistry between them is smokin.
  • Spike Lee . . . it’s about time he won, that’s awesome. His temper tantrum, though? Understandable but maybe not so cool.
  • Olivia Colman was clearly not expecting to win and that made her speech so utterly genuine and bumbling and wonderful.
  • Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry in those elaborate gowns complete with stuffed bunnies was hilarious.
  • There was diversity and that was great. More women, more POC, but clearly there’s still a long way to go. I loved Green Book and it’s great that it won but really, it’s another movie about a white person helping a black person and then they all live happily ever after. Truthfully, I’d have much rather seen BlackKlansman or Black Panther or even Roma (which I thought was dullsville but I recognize is A Film) have won the big award of the evening.
  • Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are just awesome. Perhaps the 3 of them could host next year.
  • And, finally, one of my favorite lines of the entire evening: A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education. Preach, Melissa Berton.

Here’s the food we served:

You get extra credit if you can figure out how we came up with our menu.

And that’s a wrap on the Oscars of 2019.

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  1. I got nothing on the menu inspiration, but it does look yummy! I agree that the show didn’t suffer at all for not having a host, though I always did enjoy Billy Crystal. The pace seemed much better (though I still couldn’t stay up for the whole thing).

  2. Billy Crystal set that bar so high!! He’s amazing. I think James Corden could do it… or that amazing trio of women you mentioned! I also think the host-less format worked out well.

  3. I know your food secret! (And it’s brilliant!) I’ll catch the show over the weekend via DVR. I saw the beginning though and it was great!

  4. I loved Roma and Black Panther, which I think was forgotten by the time the Oscars rolled around, but then, they are the only two I saw! lol
    Your menu looks delicious (and inspired!)!

  5. I thought the whole show clipped right along quite well without a host (although Billy Crystal was the Host with the Most, for sure). I agree with all of your thoughts . . . and I’m still kind of scratching my head about Green Book, but it probably would have been the same about most any of them this year. As always, your Oscars snacks are The Best! XO

  6. I think your food is based on nominees for best movie. Green Door, A Star is Borne, I see, but nothing else, so I may be wrong. Who cares? It looks yummy!

  7. That food looks so yummy! And, while I did not watch – I was surprised to see a tweet about best picture and especially the time! It must have clipped right along!

  8. I did love Billy Crystal hosting, but I think this “no host” thing made the whole evening move more smoothly – which is so counter-intuitive, I think it must be the right answer. Today’s Daily Podcast was all about Green Book and I will not be rushing out to see it. I am however, looking forward to The Crown and The Favourite! (also, I LOVE your spread … especially the onion dip and potato chips!)

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