A View of the Oscars

Molly Vincent, Guest Writer

Every year since I was eight years old, I have watched the Oscars with my mother. I remember looking at Ellen, Chris Rock, and Jon Stewart crack jokes I didn’t understand. The first time I ever watched the Oscars, Billy Crystal was the host. For those of you who are wondering how my memory is so good, I actually just looked up that fact on Wikipedia.

The Oscars is the best day of the year. I wish I was joking, but I’m not. I enjoy watching the ceremony, the red carpet, and the pre-red carpet. For me, the show basically begins at noon. I settled down on the couch, eagerly anticipating the start of the show.

I was very skeptical about Seth MacFarlane hosting this year’s show. I really didn’t know what he had up his sleeve. I usually feel more comfortable with hosts like Steve Martin or Billy Crystal, who have both hosted the show multiple times, and the audience always loves them. However, Seth proved me wrong. All of his jokes were witty and clever. His opening monologue was very funny, and although it was long, it didn’t feel dragged out at all.

As the show moved along, I enjoyed all the live performances from various entertainers as well as screen legends Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson presenting awards.

Before that could happen, Kristen Stewart walked on stage looking like… Kristen Stewart. Kristen, control your emotions and stop touching your hair like someone is going to take it away from you. I was going to say that she looked miserable, but I’m pretty sure that’s just her face.

One thing I really liked about this year’s Oscars was that it was unpredictable. Usually the same actors or actresses win the Golden Globe and the SAG Award, and then act surprised to win the Oscar.

This year was a little different, at least for the Best Actress. I thought the biggest competition was between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence. However, J-Law ended up taking the Oscar, looking genuinely shocked when her name was called. She rushed up to the stage, stumbling as she reached the steps before accepting her award.

Overall, I thought the Oscars were a success. My only complaint was that Ryan Gosling was not there…

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