“Oh look! There’s George Clooney!”

As I’m sure no one can tell…The Oscars were on last night.

The Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) are the highest honor and biggest award show in all of entertainment. Everyone dreams of winning an Oscar – and in the past 82 years, many of these dreams have come true.


Last night, there were two major differences that have never been seen at The Oscars before. One, there were to be two hosts: Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

Hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin

Both men – equally funny with a quick wit in their own right – could go either way. They could be hilarious together or not synch up and cause for an awkward performance.

Well, the two made it work. They were hi-larious together.

The opening monologue was just oustanding. Picking out (and picking on) celebrities in the audience, Baldwin and Martin were unstoppable.

My personal favorite moment (and title of this post) was when Baldwin announced: “”Look! There’s George Clooney!” then proceeded to stare at him for a few seconds and then going, “Who else?”

Other classic Baldwin/Martin jokes? Here are some:

Steve Martin: Meryl Streep holds the records for most nominations as an actress or as I like to think of it, most losses.

Alec Baldwin (to Steve Martin): I know you loved Invictus, because it combines two of your favorite passions: rugby and tensions between blacks and whites.

Steve Martin: Oh look, there’s that damn Helen Mirren.  Alec Baldwin: That’s dame Helen Mirren.

Alec Baldwin: In Precious, Gabourey Sidibe is told she’s worthless, nobody likes her and that she has no future. Hey, I’m with CAA too!

Steve Martin: You know, Gabourey and I have something in common. In our first movies, we were both born a poor, black child.

Alec Baldwin: Well, Steve, some of the youngest stars are here tonight, Zac Efron and Taylor Lautner.   Steve Martin: Take a good look at us, guys. This is you in 5 years.

The other difference in this years awards was that the Best Motion Picture category had doubled. Instead of its normal five nominations, there were ten this year. The winner was The Hurt Locker.

The Hurt Locker


It was also ladies night. The 2010 Oscars marked the first time a woman won for best director (Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker), and the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress winners were both women of comedy – Sandra Bullock and Mo’nique.

The show last night drew in about 41.3 million viewers – the highest rated Oscar telecast in five years.

All in all, it was a great show with some great winners. Congratulations to all!


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