“The quest to make Tommy Lee Jones laugh begins now…!”
And with that Seth MacFarlane kicked off his hosting of the Oscar show. I wasn’t too thrilled with his jokes or his “We Saw Your Boobs” intro song, but seeing “onse” Charlize and Channing Tatum dancing, a la Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers style, saved that opening.
Genius move to have the First Lady, Michelle Obama – live from the White House – join Jack Nicholson to present Best Picture to Argo. Sweet justice for Best-Director-snubbed Ben Affleck.
And of course, the great news for South Africa – Searching for Sugar Man, the documentary with very close ties to the country, made by the tenacious Swedish director Malik Benjelloul, won Best Documentary.
The show aside, a greater sign of the times, next to longtime Governors Ball chef Wolfgang Puck getting onto Twitter, is that the Kickstarter-funded Inocente won Best Documentary Short.
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Animated Film
Skyfall – Adele and Paul Epworth
And for the rest of the awards – including ones you maybe didn’t even know about, visit here.