الاثنين، 28 فبراير، 2011

First F-Bomb in Oscars History Plus a Few Other Funny Moments

First F-Bomb in Oscars History Plus a Few Other Funny Moments
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Much of the pre-show discussion for this year's Oscars revolved around co-hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Sure, they're popular young movie stars who have been successful hosting "Saturday Night Live," but asking them to host the highest-profile live event in entertainment was a considerable risk. Ninety minutes into the show, you have to wonder whether it was a risk worth taking.
Melissa Leo's bleeped-out F-bomb during her acceptance of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar -- the first in Oscars history, the Academy confirmed to Variety -- nearly made up for the rambling nature of the rest of her speech. "I'm just shaking in my boots here," Leo said when she received her trophy. "I am kind of speechless. When I watched Kate [Winslet] two years ago it looked so much [expletive] easier." Backstage, Leo apologized for her language, saying: "I really don't mean to offend, and it's probably a very inappropriate place to use that particular word."
Kirk Douglas, looking healthier after his stroke than he did when he appeared on the show a few years ago, wringed some chuckles out of his protracted announcement of the award he eventually handed to Leo. Franco's joke about the technical award winners being "nerds" was a nice touch too, but the biggest laugh of the night might have been a cameo appearance by Franco's grandmother, pointing out that she just saw "Marky Mark."
Hathaway and Franco have certainly been game -- Hathaway is giving it her all; you half expect her to hold up an "Applause" sign and break into a tap-dance -- but there's a reason the show is usually hosted by comics. Hathaway got the hosts' biggest laugh with her "Brown Duck" character in the show's opening sequence -- in which the she and Franco were digitally inserted into the Best Picture nominees, an old Oscar standby -- but on the whole, the actors have been stranded in a show with little excitement, jokes or spontaneity. When one of your first gags is to have Franco coming out in a dress, you're scraping the bottom of the barrel from the get-go.
In any event, the show had a few fun moments. The aforementioned "Brown Duck" moment was a spoof of "The Black Swan," except instead of having Natalie Portman being upstaged by a younger Mila Kunis, Anne Hathaway, via digital wizardry, flailed about alongside Ms. Portman like a Thanksgiving turkey in a tutu.

The inevitable Franco-in-a-dress moment came via his homage to Marilyn Monroe's slinky, hot-pink getup from "Gentleman Prefer Blondes." (Franco raised a few eyebrows back in October when he went full-on cross-dresser for Candy magazine.)  As Franco emerged in his skintight, satin dress and blonde wig, he told Anne Hathaway -- who had donned a tuxedo and sparkly heels for a Tonys-esque riff on the Les Miserables song "On My Own" -- that if she got to wear a suit that it was only fair that he get to wear a dress.


Funnily enough, some of the most interesting moments came by way of James Franco's Twitter posts, including a video Franco himself shot from his phone as the curtain lifted on the Oscars broadcast.
But on the whole: The relatively dull show has made us miss controversial Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais. The good news: The show is likely running over, so there are probably three more hours of fun awaiting us.


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