For what it's worth, the following are my thoughts on what transpired on
The common enemy for everything that is included on Oscar night is time. In that inclusion are such items as any and all jokes, whether good or not, all singing and dancing routines, clips from the nominated movies and stars, any special non-typical events, which included a special appearance and song by
The "In Memoriam" tribute, although very sad and at times worthy of tears, is an important part of every Oscar night. This year's list, I'm sorry to say, left out far too many people, probably in the name of limited time. If even if a small portion of the commercials were to be vanquished from Oscar night, there's a good chance that would create ample time to include the names of those taken from us who were not recognized on Sunday night.
Here are just a few of them that should have been listed on the screen:
As far as rating Seth MacFarlane's job as host, heck what do I know? I'm just a retired real estate appraiser attempting to sail through life without too many bumps in the road. Watching him, however, I got the feeling that at times he was just trying way too hard to be funny while attempting to please the audience with his form of levity. And in the process of trying too hard, he often failed to bring the desired results, as evidenced by either no laughter or a form of suppressed laughter that appeared to worsen the situation due to an awkward silence that filled the Dolby Theatre.
Other than that, he seemed to be what Captain Kirk, played by
A hint for the Academy for next year's Oscar show, find someone like Crystal, if it's possible. Like the late