- Posted February 25, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What are you watching?
Sunday Post Mortem - Oscar & More
With the cable networks and the other national networks ceding the night to Oscar, the choice was watching Seth MacFarlane being his irreverant self or watching for the surprises that Oscar night seems to always have. In the end Iohn and I, like most of the nation, was tuned into ABC as Captain Kirk appeared from the future.
As Life of Pi racked up four awards, I begin to wonder if it would be Best Picture of the year. I especially wondered after Ang Lee won Best Director. In the end, as First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance and announced the top honor, Argo, which had seen director Ben Affleck snubbed, took home the Oscar.
The three most talked about films (Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables) seemed to conflagerate with dismal results. True, Daniel Day-Lewis took the Best Actor and Jennifer Lawrence the Best Actress while Anne Hathaway got the nod for Best Supporting Actress, those were the highlights for the top three. Christopher Waltz took Best Supporting Actor for Django. The winners were as much of a mixed bag as the reviews, mostly negative, of MacFarlane's turn as emcee for the night.
Now it's back to the reality of life. The television is airing the ongoing soap opera, Dysfunction in Washington, with trite and expected plot twists. Will the politicans spring a cliff hanger or unexpected surprise ending before the next season begins? Or will we have to squirm as the drama rolls to the expected close?
At least I can divert attention from the real-life misadventures brought on by my medical conditions to the gritty stage production of Congress and the White House for the next few days.