Highs and Lows of the Oscars

Monday, February 27, 2017

The day after the Oscars often feels like January 1st to me. (Only I'm less hungover.)

I feel excited and motivated after watching a room full of dreamers doing exactly what I'd love to do. The writers, the actors, the musicians, all people creating and doing great work. Work that they love. It's what they were put on this earth to do. I just find it all really inspiring. Like how I was put on this earth to make sure t-shirts about dogs and day drinking!

Jk. But? ....

After my work is done today I'm giving myself a solid 4 hours to be creative. No restrictions. I'm taking my computer and daydream notebook (that's totally normal to have, right?) and going somewhere to write. I don't know what it's going to be, but I have a sudden burst of creativity energy I haven't had in awhile that I have to let out. Thank you for that, Oscars.

Speaking of, how about that ending? At first I thought it was something scary happening, because that's what I often think these days unfortunately when I see something out of the norm in a busy situation. But after I realized it wasn't anything bad I just assumed it was a bit. A shitty bit, at that. My thought was, Kimmel, are you kidding me? This is in such poor taste...

And then after I understood what was really happening I was pretty excited. I wanted Moonlight to win. To be fair, I haven't seen La La Land, but I just really liked Moonlight. It's a beautifully written sad story that's quite different from any other films I've seen lately. And the acting was phenomenal. If you haven't seen it, rent it on Amazon like today.

Overall, I thought last night's show was pretty good.
Highlights for me were:

*Viola Davis's speech. SO GOOD. She can do no wrong.
*All of the old Hollywood glam style going on.
*Justin Timberlake. Obvi.
*Candy and donuts falling from the ceiling = my dream.
*All the short pixie cuts women are rocking.
*The commercials. I think I was just overly emotional? They all hit home for me last night.

*The tourists coming through felt very uncomfortable. Like, hey look it's "not-famous people" how hilarious! I don't know, that bit just didn't hit for me.
*Casey Affleck winning. Not a fan. 
*People on my Facebook "boycotting" the Oscars and Hollywood by watching other shows... made by Hollywood.

I got quite the chuckle out of some people on my newsfeed being very vocal about hating Hollywood and noting what shows they were watching instead of the Oscars. Curious as to where they think those "other" shows were pitched, shot, and produced? Hollywood.... Oh Facebook, always entertaining me.

Overall, it was a good night to remind me that there's dreamers out there doing what they love. You just have to work your ass off and never quit pushing. (And stop wasting time on Instagram.)

What did you think of the Oscars? Did you watch? Which film did you like the best?


  1. Oh people...boycotting the Oscars, because you're afraid someone might make a political statement? An American citizen who votes and has the right to their opinion and just happens to have a great platform from which to share it? You don't say! Celebrities have been making political statements since celebrities have been a thing.

  2. I didn't watch the Oscars, so thank you for giving your insights on it. I guess I gotta go watch it myself now!

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  3. Yeah it is all over the news about them announcing the wrong winner, it happened it made some people go what the hell some just laughed it off, time to move on

  4. I knew something went wrong the moment the speeches started. I noticed the producer grabbing the envelopes and was like, oh no, what is happening. But I'm ashamed to say I'm also glad La La Land didn't win, I just cant handle all the nonstop hype around it!!!

  5. The things falling from the ceiling were amazing. It was all the dreams come true. Also, I loved the twist at the end. That's what I'm choosing to call it. Casey Affleck grosses me out.

  6. The Oscars are my jam and I loved the show so much. I was THRILLED when Moonlight ended up winning overall. Not a La La fan, honestly.

    I don't know how to feel about Casey Affleck. The fact that he is legally forbidden from talking about the case and publicly defending himself makes me feel like maybe he's not quite as terrible as his accuser wants us to believe he is. I don't know.

    I personally enjoyed the part with the tourists, but I felt like it went on too long.

    LOVED the Kimmel and Matt Damon feud. Those two are pure gold. Love them. In fact, bring Jimmy back to host every year because he was great.