None of the Pomp and Self-Congratulations That Usually Follow These Pretentious Show!
Mar 8, 2010
I usually do my best to avoid these self-congratulating spectacles for people that really don't provide any real value to our nation other than employing a small portion of the population. I happened to be sitting talking with my family and they had the show on. I could not avoid watching this show. I found that this show did not have the flair and pomp of the normal shows but dealt more along the human interest stories of those that were in the running.
For once I didn't have to look at the tabloid fodder of these stars but was actually presented with information about them and the characters that they had played to actually care about them as people and maybe even root for them to win.
One of the most intriguing portions of the broadcast is where they had a different star talk about the nomininees for both Best Actor and Best Actress awards. Some of the tales were priceless, especially when Helen Mirren's The Queen co-star started talking about her hand tattoo coming through her make-up.
I really liked this toned down version of the awards and wished other shows of this type would follow-suit.
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The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2009 and took place March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST/8:30 p.m. EST (01:30 UTC, March 8). The ceremony was scheduled from its usual late February date to avoid coinciding with the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Academy Awards ceremony was televised in the United States on ABC. Actors Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosted the show. Martin hosted for the third time, after previously presiding over the 73rd and 75th ceremonies, while Baldwin hosted the show for the first time. This was the first telecast to have multiple hosts since the 59th ceremony. However, announcer Gina Tuttle did a majority of the presenter introductions. In fact, this was the seventh year in a row the announcer introduced the Best Picture presenter (which turned out to be Tom Hanks).
On February 20, 2010, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Elizabeth Banks.