Billy Crystal was a pretty darn good host of The Oscars back in his day.
Ellen Degeneres was a really good host of The Oscars just one year ago.
Sunday night Neil Patrick Harris was a train wreck.
I wrote about it as part of my weekly Film News blog for the Syracuse New Times site. You can read it by clicking the link below.
Over there, I go over highlights and lowlights from Sunday night’s ABC broadcast.
A couple of the acceptance speeches were pretty grand.
Some of the musical performances carried the flame proudly.
Neil Patrick Harris, no. With the chance to be the man who deftly bridges America from star to star, he made me squirm with his smugness and ill-suited delivery.
Here’s a link to People magazine’s video of Gaga and Julie.
“Birdman” or “Boyhood” in the end? Billy, Ellen or Neil? Lady Gaga or Julie Andrews?