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Roger Ebert says it was the worst Oscarcast he''s ever seen

"I have to say this was the worst Oscarcast I've seen, and I go back a while. Some great winners, a nice distribution of awards, but the show? Dead. In. The. Water."

Full review:

by Anonymousreply 8002/27/2013

Didnt he sing a song during the show?

by Anonymousreply 102/28/2011

He has the tendency to reach gay levels of bitchiness. It's quite impressive.

by Anonymousreply 202/28/2011

His discourse has gotten even more mediocre than it already was, thanks to blogging. Not only is he writing in outdated 'net speak ("Dead. In. The. Water.") and posting blog entries about how his promoter friend can literally beat up competing movie critics, he's quoting his own tweets in his newspaper articles. Vanity or padding out an article? Either way, enough already.

by Anonymousreply 302/28/2011

[quote]Not only is he writing in outdated 'net speak ("Dead. In. The. Water.")

I think Ebert is a frequent poster at TWoP. He might even be recapping "Smallville" for them.

by Anonymousreply 402/28/2011

The "worst Oscarcast he's ever seen?" He must not have seen the one where Rob Lowe sang a duet with Snow White.

by Anonymousreply 502/28/2011

The critics who say this was the worst one they've seen forget about the horrendous 1989 Allan Carr-produced Oscarcast (which ruined Carr's career) and almost ruined then hot heartthrob Rob Lowe's career.

That telecast was SOOOOO cringe-inducing that I will take last night's inept hosts (who STILL weren't as bad as that infamous 1989 telecast), Melissa Leo's saying fuck in her unprepared, apopletic acceptance speech, et. al, any time.

Seriously, go to and watch portions of that 1989 Oscarcast. Even THE AUDIENCE was cringing.

by Anonymousreply 602/28/2011

Did her big plastic horse jaw fall out of her head?

by Anonymousreply 702/28/2011

Ebert makes some good comments in his full review.

by Anonymousreply 802/28/2011

Because there were no blacks. Ebert likes chocolate.

by Anonymousreply 902/28/2011

The 1989 broadcast was the worst, but last night's was a very close second.%0D %0D 1989's broadcast was a horribly written, directed, produced, and hosted traditional Oscar show.%0D %0D Last night's broadcast was a horribly written, directed, produced, and hosted untraditional Oscar show. Trying to make the Oscars appeal to a younger demographic was a mistake.%0D %0D If that's the direction the broadcast is going to take....."Next year, let's do it in 3-D!"....then the Oscars officially died last night.%0D %0D Must everything in this country be dumbed down and teched up for those under the age of 35?

by Anonymousreply 1002/28/2011

From the closed Oscar thread:%0D %0D "But did Lena Horne give a rat's ass about Halle?"%0D %0D Are you kidding? Lena wanted to DO Halle. In 2007.

by Anonymousreply 1102/28/2011

I am personally insulted he did not mention me once in his review. When will we overcome, I ask you?

by Anonymousreply 1202/28/2011

Another "Worst Oscars Ever"

by Anonymousreply 1302/28/2011

Worst Oscarcast Ever.... until next year.

by Anonymousreply 1402/28/2011

[quote]Randy Newman won for the best song Oscar for "We Belong Together," a title that might describe the many of the works that received his 19 previous nominations.

Smooth, Roger, smooth!

by Anonymousreply 1502/28/2011

I blame the writers. And James Franco's lack of enthusiasm. And the fact that there were no surprises.

by Anonymousreply 1602/28/2011

Whoever "owns" the Oscars, that is to say, whoever runs the Academy know the have a cash-cow franchise. As long as suckers continue to tune in annually they will milk it for squillions in advertising revenues while keeping costs to a minimum by giving the audience next to nothing in entertainment value, i.e. one live act (Celine Dion) and a bunch of clips and blather.

by Anonymousreply 1702/28/2011

The 1989 one was at least entertaining in a jaw dropping way. This one was snoresville.

by Anonymousreply 1802/28/2011

Was it jawdroppingly bad, Roger?

by Anonymousreply 1902/28/2011

"And James Franco's lack of enthusiasm"

And why WAS he so lackluster last night? He KNEW he was hosting. It wasn't a surprise!

by Anonymousreply 2002/28/2011

honey badger dont give a shit about what that old queen thinks - he likes James Franco!

by Anonymousreply 2102/28/2011

I had to laugh, R19! I'm sorry - now I feel guilty.

by Anonymousreply 2202/28/2011

W&W for R19!

by Anonymousreply 2302/28/2011

[quote] the Oscars officially died last night.

AS far as I'm concerned they died upon the words "and the Oscar goes to . . .Crash."

by Anonymousreply 2402/28/2011

And they gave Heath Ledger an Oscar just to make sure it stayed dead, R24.

by Anonymousreply 2502/28/2011

roger's been tweeting specials from fucking, for god's sake. last week it was a special on knives.

the oscars weren't exciting, but they weren't that bad. i think the lack of upsets/surprises hurt more than anything.

a couple upsets and people aren't talking so much about the hosts and writing.

by Anonymousreply 2602/28/2011

If you're talking about when they died for that R24, I think 'and the winner is...Ordinary People and '...Robert Redford' are worse than Crash.

That was before my time, but I was shocked to read it later after I saw Raging Bull.

The telecast, I don't know. I only pop in and out to watch the main categories. I assume it's always been hideous.

by Anonymousreply 2702/28/2011

you may be right, R24

by Anonymousreply 2802/28/2011

From the Village Voice:

"*Hammy Kirk Douglas was beyond irritating as he hijacked the Supporting Actress moment (though I did get a perverse kick out of his earlobes)."

Totally agree. It is inexplicable to me that a lot of people have singled him out as the highlight of the ceremony.

by Anonymousreply 2902/28/2011

What it's like when the Oscars are funny -

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by Anonymousreply 3102/28/2011

The best bit about the 1989 Oscars wasn't Snow White singing a suggestive song with Rob Lowe, but the "Stars of Tomorrow" number featuring Oscar-winners-in waiting Rikki Lake, Corey Feldman and Joely Fisher!

by Anonymousreply 3202/28/2011

"Must everything in this country be dumbed down and teched up for those under the age of 35?"%0D %0D %0D %0D Yeah, those 34-year-olds are such silly teenyboppers!%0D %0D %0D You must be ancient.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3302/28/2011


by Anonymousreply 3402/28/2011

If one black actor had one he would have called it a triumph of the art of television. I stopped listening to him when he named "Eve's Bayou" (yes, that was a movie) the best film of the year for no apparent reason.

by Anonymousreply 3502/28/2011

"Hammy Kirk Douglas"

Wow, talk about a nice way to put it.

by Anonymousreply 3602/28/2011

Oh god, i said "one" instead of "won". My post is thereby invalidated.

by Anonymousreply 3702/28/2011

Not everyone is a spelling/grammar troll, R37. Relax.

by Anonymousreply 3802/28/2011

True, R37, but at least you head off the inevitable "Oh, dear".

by Anonymousreply 3902/28/2011

Bring back Sacheen Littlefeather!

by Anonymousreply 4003/01/2011

[quote]"And James Franco's lack of enthusiasm"... And why WAS he so lackluster last night? He KNEW he was hosting. It wasn't a surprise!

That was supposed to be the shtick. She was excited and bubbly and he was to be cool and aloof. It didn't work, but it was planned.

by Anonymousreply 4103/01/2011

It was a jaw-dropping broadcast.

by Anonymousreply 4203/01/2011

the Oscars telecast is boring because they spend lots of time referencing movies almost nobody has seen. While it is laudable that they try to pump artsy movies, more people have watched beverly hills chihuahua than winter's bone. they need to delete some awards (best screenplay, best adapted screenplay, best short film, best foreign film) because nobody cares. there's only so much the presenters can do to make it exciting after a Danish producer spends 4 minutes thanking everyone in her child's 3rd grade class. bring back the streakers, the controversy and the political outbursts when accepting awards. these are much more interesting than thanking your makeup person and agent.

by Anonymousreply 4303/01/2011

R43 reminds us what it's all about by putting the "ass" back in "class." Thanks, hon. I'd say your comments are capital but you don't seem to know what the concept means.

by Anonymousreply 4403/01/2011

Roger is still miffed The Academy failed to recognize his "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls" screenplay.

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by Anonymousreply 4603/01/2011

What are the rumors about Roger Ebert? He always seemed like a weird guy who seemed to hate himself for being a nerd and then projected it onto others. And don't kill me for asking this, but were there ever any gay or bi rumors about him? I get the feeling that he has a different past than most would suspect.

by Anonymousreply 4703/01/2011

[quote]roger's been tweeting specials from fucking, for god's sake. last week it was a special on knives.

Oh god, I thought that was just a one-time thing on his blog. I think it was last year he was pimping a rice cooker: "I can't eat food anymore, but I still cook, and this rice cooker is amazing! $49.95 on Amazon. Tell them Roger sent ya."

by Anonymousreply 4803/01/2011

Next year they should get Tina Fey to write for it and let Alec and Steve host again.

by Anonymousreply 4903/01/2011

I wonder if he's still able to eat out his wife. Or if he ever did.

by Anonymousreply 5003/01/2011

[quote]great[/quote]%0D %0D [quote]great[quote]

by Anonymousreply 5103/01/2011

Steve Correll would be a good host.

by Anonymousreply 5203/01/2011

R47, no gay rumors. The only sex rumor I heard about Ebert was from Russ Meyer back during "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" filming. Meyer surrounded himself with women of a certain type, as you probably know, and he claimed a young Ebert hit it off well enough with one of them to get a blow job by the side of an outdoor pool. Meyer said Ebert "flopped around like a fish", I guess implying that Ebert was such a dorky noob that he could even handle being blown.

by Anonymousreply 5303/01/2011

Thanks, R53. Wow, that is horrible to imagine Roger Ebert getting a blowjob. Do you have any idea of who gave him one? Yikes!

by Anonymousreply 5403/01/2011

Also, do you know if it was one of the women in the movie?

by Anonymousreply 5503/01/2011

"couldn't even handle," not "could."

by Anonymousreply 5603/01/2011

I don't honestly remember if it was one of Meyer's girlfriends -- he lived with several at a time -- or an extra on the film. It wasn't one of the main actresses, but that's all I really remember.

by Anonymousreply 5703/01/2011

I could have done without the visual of Roger Ebert sex.

by Anonymousreply 5803/01/2011

Maybe it was this actress, Marcia McBroom-Small who met up with Roger Ebert recently for a showing of 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls'.

by Anonymousreply 5903/01/2011

Okay, thank you R57.

by Anonymousreply 6003/01/2011

Petronella Danforth! The drummer in the Carrie Nations.

by Anonymousreply 6103/01/2011

The "Beyond" 2-cd set is hoopy, it has interviews with Dolly Read (who looks awesome), Marcia, John La Zar, Cynthia Myers (who looks okay but is kinda sad).

by Anonymousreply 6203/01/2011

One thing you can say about Robert Ebert. He's consistent in his criticism and he doesn't pull any punches. He doesn't try to edit his comments based on who is in the room at the time.

This is a man who does not talk out of both sides of his mouth.

by Anonymousreply 6303/01/2011

R53, where did you hear about that story? Also, if Petronella Danforth was one of the main characters in the movie(I've never seen it), it's unlikely that the actress Marcia McBroom-Small was the woman in question.

Was that just gossip you heard or were you connected Russ Meyer or anyone else on the set?

by Anonymousreply 6404/15/2011

Well... Was this oscarcast worse?

by Anonymousreply 6502/27/2013

Go ahead everyone, get all the excoriation, vituperation, condemnation, and good ol' hate out your system, but Seth McFarland will be asked to host another Oscars – bet on it.

by Anonymousreply 6602/27/2013

Seth MacFarlane will never live down this disaster. 99.9% of the public hated it, and not just hated, they were shocked by how bad he was. Fox is going to take no issue cancelling a few of his shows now.

by Anonymousreply 6702/27/2013

Total bullshit, R67. Fox will cancel Seth's shows only, and only if the ratings decline and his shows stop MAKING MONEY for Fox. Nothing more, nothing less.

You fools simply don't know how Hollywood works, or any business for that matter.

by Anonymousreply 6802/27/2013

Roger Ebert is so 1985.

by Anonymousreply 6902/27/2013

No one's realized this thread is 2 years old?

by Anonymousreply 7002/27/2013

Isn't it hilarious, R70? Proves several points, doesn't it?

by Anonymousreply 7102/27/2013

I'll admit it, I didn't notice it was a two-year-old thread.

I'm gullible.

by Anonymousreply 7202/27/2013

I agree with him.

by Anonymousreply 7302/27/2013

R73, you know he was writing about the one AnnE and James Franco hosted, two years ago?

by Anonymousreply 7402/27/2013

Thread from February 2011!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 7502/27/2013

This thread is almost the resurrected zombie that the oscarcast is.

by Anonymousreply 7602/27/2013

And yet nobody has raised the issue of whether MacFarlane was better than Franco or not.

by Anonymousreply 7702/27/2013

[quote]You fools simply don't know how Hollywood works, or any business for that matter.

Despite the ancient thread, this statement is 100 percent true.

by Anonymousreply 7802/27/2013

No one hosted the 89 oscars.

None of the nominated songs were performed either.

by Anonymousreply 7902/27/2013

[quote]You fools simply don't know how Hollywood works, or any business for that matter.

But I'm sure [italic]you[/italic] do, because you're a special snowflake, a wise princess, and a wise Latina, all at once.

by Anonymousreply 8002/27/2013
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