That was a pretty straightforward Oscars telecast, don’t you think? Jon Stewart had some pretty funny lines, but mostly seemed irrelevant to the proceedings. I don’t think he really won the room over. Don’t think there’s any special reason to invite him back for another hosting gig next year, though. I liked the Daily Show-like negative personal-attack ads for some of the nominees, but on the whole, the comedy-entertainment portions of the evening were nothing special.
Dolly Parton still looks fabulous. Of course, I don’t want to imagine what she’d look like close up, outside of her wig and makeup and girdles and happy-go-lucky stage-persona. Shudder.
Only two surprises in the night, I suppose. “Hard to be a pimp” winning was a surprise to me, and I guess Crash winning Best Picture was a surprise to a lot of people too.
Not to some of the 30 people who took part in The Annekenstein Monster Oscar Pool, however.
Here, then, are the results:
Three submissions came in after I had closed the pool, so I didn’t even look at those. Sorry.
3 correct: Calico Cat
6 correct: Kratz & Orca (one submission, two names), Kris, Mary
7 correct: Uberdiva
8 correct: Frankie
9 correct: Chester Pryne
10 correct: Tracy, Graham the Conquerer, Coda
11 correct: Paella, Laura, Steverino, Sprague
12 correct: DaveS, Rob MacD, Third Dead Girl, DW
13 correct: Dylan Miller, DaveM, J-Ro, Peeshie
14 correct: Fraser, Elvira ‘I Know Popcultured Sucks’ Kurt, Armchair Knowitall, Dina
15 correct: Ghislaine
16 correct: Matt, RhiannonJF
and with an excellent 18 correct: Curt
Truly an astounding feat, Curt. Well done. If you want two tickets to see Sketch22 this summer, send me an email, and I’ll send you off some kind of redeemable print-off, or something that says you won two tickets to the show.
Thanks everyone, for playing. See you all next year.