ZZZZZZZZZ. Did you hear that sound last night, Insiders? That was the sound of millions of movie lovers nodding off during what had to be one of the most soul-crushingly boring Academy Awards ceremonies in recent memory. Hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco seemed hyperactive and bored, respectively, and the overall event was very, very dull.
Fortunately, there were some great movies recognized and some very deserving winners. The King’s Speech took home the top award of the night, beating out rival The Social Network. I was seven-for-nine for the night with my Oscars predictions—how did you do?
Insider Rebecca Woodcock was the big winner of our Oscars prize pack contest, and won a fantastic Oscars party package from Redbox, which included Hollywood red carpet decorations, snacks for the show, ten free Redbox rentals, a bunch of Oscar-nominated films on disc and a Sony Blu-ray player.
Thanks to some fun decorations and treats provided by Redbox, I also hosted a small Oscars viewing party:
What did you think of the Academy Awards, Insiders? Did the right pictures/people win? Do you think Franco and Hathaway’s feelings were hurt when eight-time Oscars host Billy Crystal got a standing ovation from a (relieved) crowd? What’s the Academy going to do next year to spice things up a bit?