I watched most of The Oscars last night with wifey, and overall, it was an enjoyable 3 1/2 hours. Jon Stewart was terrific as the host, and the show moved along at a reasonable pace.
My favorite part of the evening, though, was Jack Nicholson’s drunken presentation right before the Best Picture award. At one point, in mid-sentence, he stopped talking and just started laughing and pointing at God knows what/who in the audience for no apparent reason. Jack is the best. I hope to share a drink (or 17) with that man one day.
Below we have Baron Davis’s predictions prior to the big show. By the way, he called them the BOOMSCARS. Of course he did. Let’s see how he fared:
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Ellen Page
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role -Johnny Depp
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Javier Bardem
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Cate Blanchett
Best Documentary Picture – Sicko
Best Original Screenplay – Juno
Best Adapted Screenplay – No Country for Old Men
Achievement in Directing – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Best Picture – No Country for Old Men
Don’t quit your day job, Baron.
As great as Daniel-Day Lewis was in There Will be Blood, I thought Johnny Depp got robbed. Finally: Juno is wildly overrated.