I stuck to my guns and did not watch the Oscars. I promised myself that I would not entertain the show at all — but what good did that do me?
The next day the headlines were inundated and abuzz with the colossal, epic, ginormous mistake made by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. The end is nigh! How crazed the airwaves were with the debacle!
Hollywood was in tears, it was top news on the morning stations, radio hosts, television hosts, and anchors — oh my! — rehashed it so many times that I could not run away from the horrors for want of money, or a couple of nails.
Warren and Faye, old but still good-looking, announced “La La Land” as the best picture of the year when in fact it was really “Moonlight” that shone bright over the Hollywood Hills. But it was wrong envelope, wrong category. Emma Stone won for best actress for her performance in the movie “La La Land,” which is where the error occurred.
Let’s all go out and drink the Kool-Aid — a mistake was made.
No one died. No one lost their life savings. No animals were harmed.
As usual the self-absorbed, over-indulged La La Land elite thought this was the end of the world. How far removed from reality they are.
Along with the shame of Warren and Faye, top memes included the way that Nicole Kidman clapped her hands. Puuuuuu-lease! Give me a break.
And then there were the celebrity deaths that were omitted from the homage, plus the wrong picture with the right name for an Australian celeb who passed on.
And who wore what and how bad or how good they looked.
To sum it up, because Hollyweird has to wag a finger of blame and a sacrificial lamb must be offered — in all likelihood, the guy who handed the wrong envelope out from Price Waterhouse Coopers, is it — after years of service he will probably lose his job, ho hum.
Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the 89th gathering of pats on the back and self-aggrandizement for a mere pittance, was passable, or so I heard. And all that glitters is still gold on the silver screen.
Not for Nuthin™, but I really miss Joan and Billy. Hells bells — at this point I even miss Whoopi.
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