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I hadn’t plan on watching the Oscars tonight for for the past few years they have been boring and I leave feeling that I just wasted three to fours of my time, but tonight I didn’t come away with that feeling.

I had doubts about the two hosts (Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin)..not the individuals, but them being together. My doubts were soon dissipated and I let my mind open and didn’t expect boredom but rather a wonderful show that at the end, I would clap along the others (inside the boob tube) and walk away knowing that my three to fours hours were not wasted but enlightened.

As with every Oscar show I learn of movies I have never heard of and want to watch but must wait for the DVD. Then there are movies that I’ve heard too much of and don’t care to see. Tonight was different. I learned of movies I never have heard of an must wait for the DVD and movies I’ve heard too much off and want to see – Avatar being one of them. I had no interest in the beginning to seeing this movie because of the hype that came with it, but its the story that intrigues me.

I had seen the Hurt Locker and didn’t care for it. A friend of mine asked me to watch it for her let her know what took place the last 30 minutes of the film for the rental on her iPod was going to end while she was at work. I did look at the film and became extremely bored with the film. So bored that I went on IMDB in hopes of finding a spoiler to tell my friend so I wouldn’t have to endure any more pain of this film. I didn’t get much from that site, but I did find another site that gave me exactly what I was looking for. From that site I was able to convey to my friend the last 30 minutes of the film and she was satisfied and I was allowed to break the chains of this movie and move on to better things. But my displeasing of the film did not take away support I had for Kathryn Bigelow as a director and when she won for best director and best movie I was very happy for her. I give credit where credit is due and she definitely deserves the win.

I was very pleased to see Monique win best supporting actress for her to go from cracking jokes on stage to playing a despicable mother in Precious deserves at least a mention, but it got her an Oscar.

My main love is Foreign Language Films and Documentaries. I am watching so many foreign language films lately that American films do not appeal to me much anymore. Yes, I have a collection of movies I enjoy to watch over and over, but to watch new American made movies do not appeal to me. They will be entertainment, while my foreign language films will be my enlightenment and my journey. I will going onIMDB to learn of the foreign films that were up for an award and keep a list so when come out on DVD I will be on Netflix seeking them out. The same goes for the documentaries.

The jokes between Martin and Baldwin were great. The way the took on some of the audience members was very tactful and didn’t upset anyone. No straight shot insults were given or sucker punches thrown by either host.

The speeches were a bit long, but aren’t all speeches. You’re up there before your peers, excited and happy that your mouth seems to lose all sense of time and you talk forever. The next thing you know the music is playing and your mike has been cut off. What do you do…well you keep talking off course until the man from Showtime at the Apollo pulls you off stage with is long cane. But its all gravy.

The evening flowed very smoothly with just one hiccup that I didn’t get, but that’s OK. It probably wasn’t there for me to get and I’m cool with that.

My two least favorite people were there in the end, Streisand (Barbara) and Hanks (Tom). Luckily they weren’t there presenting together. I can stand Hanks more than I can Streisand. It was all gravy with them as well. They did their thing and left..arriveËĄderci.

I can actually tip my hat to the Academy and say well done ladies and gentlemen, well done.