Am I the only one who thought this year's Oscar hosts, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, were a breath of fresh air compared to Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in 2010?
We must rethink the format and copy what works so well for the others. Put it in a big ballroom, with food at the tables and champagne flowing -- that's Hollywood.
Timberlake has shown he doesn't mind being the butt of a joke or delivering a punchline. More importantly, his quick wit would prevent the show from hitting any bumps along the way.
It looks like all the automated, robotic stock trading programs are picking up the same chatter on the internet about "Hathaway" as the IMDb's StarMeter, and they're applying it to the stock market.
Shame was all over the place at The Oscars: Anne Hathaway trying too hard; James Franco not trying hard enough; dead Bob Hope getting more laughs than...
Co-host with Anne Hathaway at the Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, James Franco picks up his cell phone, a prop for peering into the dreams of the ...
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Where were Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Angelina, Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart when we needed them most?
Maturity, it seems, might go a long way toward restoring the Oscars to their former glory after years of creative corrosion.
The whole show reeked of older writers attempting to appeal to younger viewers. No, awkward references to smart-phone apps, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and "the Internet" are not going to appear cool to the young kids.
Who would have thought watching James Franco co-host the Oscars would feel like 127 Hours? But it did.
With the Academy Awards 2011, the Greatest Generation is but a memory and the Boomers are suddenly the exception rather than the rule.
The 83rd Oscars, revitalized as it was supposed to be, was arguably as boring an awards show as has hit, or, rather, leaned against, the airwaves.
I've even worked on a few Academy Awards shows and I've watched the show every year since 1958, so I can say, with a certain degree of authority, that this was the worst show EVER.
Hello darlings, and welcome to my annual skewering of the Oscars show.
The show tried too hard to be topical, cute and tongue-in-cheek, and though it offered scattered moments of freshness at the start, it soon curdled.