Well, there you have it folks. The 83rd Academy Awards are officially over and hopefully you enjoyed them as much as I did. Well, not so much for the hosts of the show who killed it. Let's just say I was disappointed with childish Anne Hathaway and a seemingly under-the-influence James Franco. However, the rest of the show was spectacular! (May I mention Helen Mirren's french bit?) The opening sequence was hilarious ("The dance of the brown duck.") (Youtube) along with the Oscar Mashup with Harry Potter's "Ball of Light" trumping the lot. (Youtube) You can't say they didn't have a few tricks up their sleeves this year!
Now that they're all over, it's time for everyone to go out and see the winners from tonight; if you haven't seen The King's Speech, The Social Network, Inception, or Black Swan yet, you're one of the few. But that's all right! I'll definitely be needing to see a few myself: The Illusionist, Rabbit Hole, Inside Job, and all of the Foreign Language Film nominees except for Biutiful.
The ending was cute when the P.S.22 students sang Over The Rainbow and all of the night's winners came out to the stage front to be honored one last time for their outstanding performances. All in all, 2011 was a great year for movies and I can't wait for the next batch of possible Oscar nominees to be released!
Check out my ballot from tonight, despite my pretty embarrassing finish with 14/24 categories correct. In a way, having such good competition made for more surprises throughout the night!