Monday, March 5, 2018
#MicroblogMondays: Let's talk Oscar
I was better prepared for staying up to the end this year, since I got lots of practice over the past two weeks, staying up till midnight or later watching figure skating at the Olympics. ;) Also, it helps to be retired and know you can sleep in the next morning, lol. ;) (Personally, it was worth staying up to the end to see Helen Mirren aboard a jetski, lol.) I didn't think it was the greatest Oscar show ever, but it wasn't the worst either. And while both the actress & supporting actress won for mom roles, and there were plenty of the usual shoutouts to Mom & the kids in the acceptance speeches, there wasn't a lot of gushing about the wonders of motherhood (as there has been in some years past), which was a relief....!
I'm not sure I would want to go to an actual Oscars party -- I love watching by myself at home, curled up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a bag of chips, blank ballot at the ready to mark off the winners as the envelopes get opened. Which is not to say I don't enjoy hearing what other people have to say. :) I belong to an annual online Oscars pool organized on Facebook by some online friends, & there's a running winners' tally & commentary on FB during the telecast. I've actually never entered the pool (and I should -- I think I would have a pretty good chance, because even if I haven't seen the nominated movies myself, I've usually read a lot & know who all the favourites are...) but I love following the conversation. So I keep my laptop close by and check out various live blogs & Facebook for commentary while the commercials are on.
So let's have some day-after conversation here in the comments. Did you watch? Thoughts? Favourite dress? Dress that made you wince? Favourite speech? Moment(s) that made you cheer? Cringe?
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.