Monday, February 23, 2015

Live Blogging The 2015 Oscars - Part Thirteen

OK, we're heading into the final stretch now. Whew!
Kate Blanchett steps forward to present the award for performance by an actor in a leading roll.
Once again, no surprise -- it's Eddie Redmayne! This young man is an astonishing, soaring talent -- an incredible, bright, new shining star for the whole world. And he's sooo excited about it, so happy, so animated, so human, so all-embracing. He's jumping up and down. It's a great moment!

Now, Matthew McConaughey steps forward to present the best actress Oscar. And matthew says "awwwwwright!" -- not three times, just once: "Awwwright!"
And, here again it's no surprise. It's Julianne Moore. Julianne looks lovely. She says she read an article that said that winning an Oscar can lengthen your life by five years. "If that's true, I'd like to thank the academy because my husband is younger than me," she says. She makes a plea for finding a cure for Alzheimer's - the subject of her film, Still Alice.

Finally, we move on to Best Picture. But we have to find out Neil's predictions for the awards. We're not quite sure why this is so important. Let's see, it all turns out to be a big joke. OK, it's only moderately funny and it's dumb.
OK, now for Best Picture, finally!
Sean Penn (a two-time Oscar winner) steps forward to present the Big Award. He looks bad and his tie is cockeyed. The Oscar goes to BRIDMAN!
Again, this is no surprise. But Penn, in presenting the award says "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" He can't resist making a political comment about the Mexican writers and directors and then the director makes a political remark about "two Mexicans in a row."

Goodnight, everybody!

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