Monday, February 29, 2016

It's the 2nd annual Post -Oscar show on Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy!

This Thursday, March 3rd, Join Charles Shaughnessy 
& his special co-host Marie Pettit Gregson at 3 pm/pt on tradiov.com, to dish on all things Oscars!



Do you have something to say about this year's Academy Awards? Charlie & Marie want to know what you thought! Post your thoughts in the comment section below.  They will be talking about the speeches, the winners, the clothes, Chris Rock as a host, the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the thank you scrolls, VP Joe Biden, Lady GaGa song, the interviews with Chris Rock at the Compton movie theatre, the sketches, those who spoke up & everything else that comes to mind!

Just as an aside . . . if you posted on the other blog, you might want to post it here as well, to make sure Charlie sees it before the show on Thursday.

12 comments:

  1. yes ! boy I sure do have lot to say about the oscars hang on to your hat cause this hell of a night i was to happy with it all i wish chris was to much about the white people thing we here and everywhere and always will be but i'm glad each move got something not just one movie but it was still a good show the clothes was really outstanding glad shooters won and the actors that won to .

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  2. I did not see it all Charlie as it didn't finish until 1.30am here in Australia but what I did see I was impressed and yay for our Aussie winners looking forward to the show this week

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  3. i was listing more about when u talked about the music i enjoy that and the ones u liked on the movies and music to interesting know i would of liked carol to have one something i haven't seen all the movies yet but i will soon loved when joe Biden came out And Lady GAGA it made me feel good to see them i was wishing star wars had won something that was disappointing i was surprise the movie shooters won wow i never thought was going to win boy was i wrong but that good it did can't wait for thurs to come i'll be watching and listing hope new folks will join here's a thought even some new friends that i found on FB from paris that follow you and I how cool is that hope they will be on here .

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  4. The Red Carpet show was wonderful! The women in their gowns, the men in their tuxedoes! Spectacular! There were some better than others, but no over-the-top, outlandish getups. One person that sticks out from the Red Carpet was Lou Gossett, Jr. He was asked about diversity and answered with such class and dignity.

    Everyone knew what to expect from Chris Rock! Everyone knew what his monologue would entail, and he made his feelings perfectly clear, but he never let up! He could have made his point and moved on, but he didn't. To talk about the 60s and blacks being raped and lynched, and talking about his grandmother hanging from a tree! So inappropriate and so not the place to discuss those events! We don't deny those heinous crimes happened, but an award show is not the time nor place for discussion. And with every opportunity throughout the show, Chris made a comment. There were so many awkward moments that you could see on the stars faces, they didn't know whether to laugh or look away. We could have done without the Girl Scout cookie selling!

    When he introduced the first presenters - Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron - he mispronounced Charlize's name, calling her Charice, and referring to her as "someone whiter". How rude and prejudiced is that?

    Lady GaGa's song was so emotional, and to have all those victims - both female and male - on stage with her was just heartbreaking. It helped bring to light the atrocities that are happening on our college campuses, and often going unreported. It's a shame her song didn't win.

    The thank-you scrolls were not necessary, they were distracting.

    I like that the speeches were kept fairly short. Most were truly coming from the heart and the stars didn't push their
    agendas. You could tell that Leonardo was truly touched on winning for best actor, and I'm glad he did. So glad, too, that Brie Larson won. Jacob Tremblay was such a cutie!

    Even though "Spotlight" was the underdog for winning best picture, the Academy obviously thought it was worthy of the Oscar. I didn't see it yet, so I will have to put it on my list of movies to see. There was so much buzz about "The Revenant" that everyone just assumed it would win.

    I'm glad I stayed up for the whole show, although it was after midnight for me when it was over!

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  5. So happy with Best Actor & Best Actress winners. Supporting cast winners were good result too. So many movies I still want to see. Look forward to seeing what you & Marie think of results. Lady GaGa was on spot once again.

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    1. I was remiss in not mentioning Mark Rylance best supporting Oscar. I am so glad for him.. So many movies to put on my list equal a Netflix marathon.

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  6. I could not have said any of that better Marianne. You expressed a lot of what I was thinking. For me personally when an important issue like in this case diversity in the Oscars is over emphasized, I feel like it's being crammed down my throat. You lose your point with me & I imagine others feel the same. Could have lived without Girl Scouts shtick, not funny & boring. I did stay up for the whole show. Lots of good acceptance speeches but my favorites were Brie Lawson & Leonardo DiCaprio. Lovely that Spotlight pulled ahead in the "Best Movie" category & surprised everybody. Bravo to them to expose this sensitive issue & for The Academy to give them an Oscar.

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  7. I'm on the same page as Marianne's comment above. The whole evening was overkill. The point had been made but they continued to beat that dead horse. So much was unnecessary. I just don't care for the double standard regarding all of this. Other than that, I thought the gowns were lovely and tuxes handsome. I thoroughly enjoyed Lady Gaga expressing feelings through song. Very thought provoking. I said a lot more elsewhere but this is enough for here. Thanks for doing this!

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  8. I did enjoy the Academy Awards last night, though I wouldn't say it was one of the best I have ever seen. Chris Rock had a very difficult job. He had to address the controversy and he had to be the host. For the most part, I think he did quite well. The first few minutes were very funny. However, I do feel he went to the well a few times too many! I don't think it was the right time or place to bring up raping and lynching! That being said, he did a good job overall. I did like how he called out Will and Jayden Smith!

    The show itself went at a good pace. The speeches were good and for the most part, quick. I never begrudge the winners this moment. They deserve it! As someone, who would be so nervous, I wouldn't be able to say anything, I admire people who can stand up in front of that audience and speak coherently! I thought both Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Rylance gave wonderful speeches.

    Lady Gaga was amazing and the high point of the show - again! She stole the show last year too! Her rendition of 'Til It Happens to You' was fabulous! She knocked it out of the park!

    I was happy with the winners. Some of my choices came in, but I was happy even if my choice didn't win. I was very pleased that Leo finally won! My two disappointments were John Williams not winning for his terrific score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Sylvester Stallone not winning for Creed. I was also slightly disappointed in Spotlight taking the Big One, though it was a very good movie. I just thought a couple of the other movies were better!

    So, one of my favorite nights of the year is over. The 88th Academy Awards go into the history books, and we start the watch for the 89th! What surprises will come between now and then? A new President for one!
    Looking forward to hear your opinions on HAT on Thursday!

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  9. I didn't watch the show, but have since seen the highlight clips and heard/read comments. I have to agree, they went over the top with the diversity thing. One article I saw online had "Chris Rock's Top 10 Jokes", and that "raping/lynching/Grandma swinging from a tree" thing was #1! Yikes! Racism is real, but as Gale said, it was shoved down the audiences' throat. The people at home are not responsible for Hollywood's lack of good roles for people of color, and deserve better. I also saw online the schtick with the Asian children and jokes about being good at math and child labor making phones! Gee...no insensitivity there. I mentioned it on the last blog, but when you have a year full of hit movies based on true stories, you have to match the actor to the real person. A white woman who invents a mop, white people in a spy trade in 1962, white journalists exposing a cover-up, a white guy trapped in the woods in the 1800's, a group of finance guys and the housing bubble...guess what? The actors are going to be white. The Martian cast the head of the NASA project and the kid who discovered the way to get him off the planet with black actors. I thought that was great, and a wonderful message to send to black youth.
    I absolutely loved Lady GaGa's song, and it's a good thing I watched it Monday morning BEFORE I put on my mascara. Very moving. I was pleased to hear that Mark Rylance won Best Supp. Actor, he was wonderful in Bridge of Spies. Spotlight, Brooklyn, and The Danish Girl are def. on my "to watch" list(hello Redbox? Can you hear me?). Looking forward to the show Thursday and all of the post-mortem gossip.

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  10. You are spot on JoAnn. Your comment reflected a lot of what I thought too. At first I was thinking that overall Chris Rock did a better job than I thought but then I started thinking about it as I read other people's comments, and a lot of his material was very inappropriate and totally insensitive.

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  11. We were out of town over the weekend and not in a good place to watch the show, though I have also seen the highlights. I do also agree with the perspective that, while Chris Rock faced a difficult job hosting a show with so much controversy and outside pressure, he did go over the top with the race thing. That seemed to be the old go-to for any time he wanted a laugh. Yes, recognizing the controversy while trying to keep things light and entertaining was definitely a big bill, it just seemed overkill. Of course, that also seemed to be a part of why he did it, since the controversy has two very distinct sides with emotions very close to the surface of each side. The colored population boycotting obviously feel that there is a significant enough sense of racism and that they want to at least feel that they have equal opportunities to succeed and be recognized for their hard work. On the other side, there is a big sense of what has been expressed here, that the whole idea that white people are racist is being shoved down our throats, regardless of our own personal practices. It was definitely a mix of emotions and pressures, so he had to address it in some way. But, even just watching the highlights, I found myself thinking: "And cue the next racism joke in 3. . .2. . .1. . ." I know that racism is a very real an prevalent issue for black people in America today, and for any white person to try to convince ourselves that it doesn't exist would be a gargantuan error. However, the consistent racism references started to feel like getting hit over the head with a stick labeled "racism exists" just to make sure that we wouldn't forget about it. I will, however, give Rock a lot of credit for the difficult job he had to take on. He brought his humor, and for many, including myself, it was rather offensive. But that is what he was asked to do, and those who asked him to host had to have known what his brand of humor was.

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