Oscar Recap

By Laura Nachman
Delaware County Daily Times

March 6, 2006


Here are some observations about the telecast of the 78th “Academy Awards.”


Host Report Card – Rookie host Jon Stewart earned a “B.”  He wasn’t hilarious, but had some solid jokes.  The funniest bit of the night was a “Daily Show-esque” parody of political ads for actress nominees.


Best Dressed – Jessica Alba, Amy Adams, George Clooney, Keanu Reeves, Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek, Eric Bana, Chicken Little


Worst Dressed – Tim Burton, Paul Giamatti, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Felicity Huffman, Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron (that crazy bow), Frances McDormand


Best Makeup – Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell


Worst Makeup – Michelle Williams


Call Jenny Craig – Phillip Seymour Hoffman looked like he gained fifty pounds since he played “Capote.”


Awkward Moment – Old-timer Lauren Bacall’s shaky “film noir” presentation.


Awkward Moment II – Watching Jennifer Aniston on stage alone and thinking about Brad and “you know who.”


Speech Killers – Producers made sure that music played underneath during entire acceptance speeches.


Show Killer – Viewers waited an hour between the first and second acting awards of the night.


I Wonder – If presenters Jennifer Lopez (Bennifer I) and Jennifer Garner (Bennifer II) talked.