IT’S THE TAMARA TATTLES ONLINE OSCARS PARTY!
WELCOME TO THE 91ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS!
You might not actually hear those words at the start since it is hostless. However, there has been a fun rumor that Whoopi Goldberg might be a surprise host! The official story is that Whoopi is out with pneumonia, which happened right after she was announced as a presenter. Some guy tweeted out his theory when he was watching The View, and it was viral. He later admitted he was stoned. Ha! But it has been fun to think about. However, I don’t think they are that smart.
In the past, they’ve seemed to forget that ABC employee Whoopi hosted AND is an Oscar winner. So, I’m sure it is actually a pot hallucination. Not sure who she’s pissed off there. I always dreamed of an Oscars where she, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams recreated Comic Relief by hosting together. Even before he proved his douchebag status, I was less than thrilled with the choice of Kevin Hart. You KNOW all it would have been was jokes about who was taller, Kevin or Oscar. Blech.
MY FAVORITES AND OPINIONS
I saw all the Best Picture nominees, in spite of the unusual snowstorms! My favorites are Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, A Star is Born, and Vice. They are all so different, I haven’t picked one yet. I’ll be filling out my ballot right before the show starts, I think. Unfortunately, Roma has a strong chance of winning. It kept my attention, but the plot was a little thin. I didn’t get why the director filmed in black and white. I didn’t hate it like I did last year’s winner, The Shape of Water. That trash was all about a woman fucking a fishman trapped in the same small pool of water for weeks. He ate boiled eggs. (Seriously, can you imagine the smell?).
As for the other nominees, Bohemian Rhapsody seriously messed with the real timeline in a way I found disrespectful. Rami Malek was deserving of the nomination, but he’s no Jamie Foxx or Joaquin Phoenix. Christian Bale was stunning in one of my surprise favorites, Vice. As for Best Actress, I’m sure it is down to Glenn Close and Lady Gaga. I’m hoping for an historic tie. A side note to my fellow The Crown fans. If you have never seen her work before, we are in for a TREAT with Olivia Coleman. I cannot wait to see her as Queen Elizabeth II now.
In the Supporting categories, Amy Adams was fantastic but I have heard Regina King deserves all the accolades as well. I’m rooting for Sam Elliott for Best Supporting Actor, however Mahershala Ali continues to floor me in his versatility. Won’t be mad if Adam Driver wins either. Since Bradley Cooper was so rudely left out of Best Director, I’m fully rooting for Spike Lee. Alfonso Cuarón will probably get it though.
You can get a decent list to print out here on the Oscars official website. I usually like Vanity Fair’s interactive ballot, as well as their printable one. If you are having a party, there is even a spot to put the score and it is nicely readable. But for quick reference as we watch the big show together, the “big ticket” nominees are:
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Amy Adams, Vice
Marina De Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Paweł Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice
Music (Original Song)
All The Stars from Black Panther
Kendrick Lamar, Mark “Sounwave” Spears, SZA, and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith
I’ll Fight from RBG
The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns
Marc Shaiman and Marc Shaiman
Shallow from A Star Is Born
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando And Andrew Wyatt
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings from The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
A Star Is Born
They’ve been announcing the presenters off and on the past couple of weeks. There are some good ones. Several from Black Panther and at least one from Crazy Rich Asians. Smart move. Because of its status as an action hero movie, I kind of doubt Black Panther will win Best Picture. Crazy Rich Asians doesn’t have any nominations since the Academy nominates romantic comedies even less than they do horror films. Both movies were big blockbusters and groundbreaking. They certainly will draw more people than Alfonso Cuaron and the cast of Roma.
A good Oscars has a nice mix of the arty farty and the blockbuster, in terms of presenters. Presenters also include Helen Mirren, Pharrell Williams, Tyler Perry, Laura Dern, Jason Momoa, Melissa McCarthy, and Samuel L. Jackson. We can hope someone spills something on Jason Momoa’s shirt before he goes on stage so it comes off. Yum! Also, did anyone see Tyler Perry in Vice? I was pleasantly surprised by both him and the movie itself!
The Academy is stepping up its game is in the music, and I couldn’t be more excited. All of the best song nominees are being performed except for All The Stars. Apparently Kendrick Lamar and SZA have timing and logistics issues. I don’t care, get your ass to the Oscars! Or let someone else perform it; give some lesser known performer some exposure or something. It can gain you fans who don’t normally listen to your genre. My dad had never bothered listening to Lady Gaga, or had heard her more “pop” stuff like Poker Face. Then in 2015, Lady Gaga sang the compilation of The Sound of Music songs, in honor of its anniversary. I think my dad’s exact words were “Holy shit, she has some pipes!” Pretty sure he has some of her duets with Tony Bennett on his iPod.
No matter, the rest of the line up is amazing. First of all, the rumor is that QUEEN with Adam Lambert will be opening the show. As irritated as I am about factual mistakes in the movie, I can’t hate Queen. I have been waiting for Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to sing at the Oscars since I saw the movie. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is no slouch. Let’s hope she is wearing something better than the outfit she was wearing when she won her statue. Bette Midler is filling in for Emily Blunt for The Place Where Lost Things Go. My question is, will The Divine Miss M come elegant or dressed as Mary Poppins? It will probably be the former, but it would be so much fun if it was the latter.
THE RED CARPET AND THE BIG SHOW
The Oscars still belong to ABC. If you don’t have ABC or need to watch on a different device, there is a “where to watch” page. This even offers options to our international Tamara Tattles friends! You can even watch some of the red carpet coverage online. If you have social media, there is also Twitter, Facebook, and probably Instagram to check out the outfits. Oh, there is apparently a game you can play while watching. The prize is $50,000. E! Channel is doing their usual in starting a full seven hours before the show starts. However, the first show is boring as hell. All they talk about is fashion and hardly ever the movies. They bring on designers who guess what people will be wearing or what they would choose for them. Ugh.
ABC is also starting at the same time with their pre-shows. Their early coverage is a look at Oscars past AND a look at the Academy’s new museum. So for movie buffs, it might be interesting. Fingers crossed ABC is also stepping up the game on their red carpet hosts. I DON’T want to see Michael Strahan.
Times vary by region, Times listed are EST please check local listings.
1-5 pm Countdown to the Red Carpet: Oscars 2019
5-7:30 Live From the Red Carpet: Oscars 2019
7:30 LIVE CARPET ON ABC ONLY Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars 2019 on E!
11:30 -1 After Party: Oscars 2019
1 pm (3 hr) Countdown to the Oscars
5:30 -7:30 pm Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet
8 pm E (approx 3 hours, if we’re lucky) THE ACADEMY AWARDS!
The most important part of this party is you guys! So please jump in the comments and let me know how your feel about everything from the red carpet looks to the winners and losers! Once I get the food ready, drinks poured, and pajamas on – I’ll see you in the comments! Grab your favorite beverage and a snack and come back and tell me what’s on your mind tonight!
UPDATE 1 CHRISTIAN SIRIANO’S Looks I LOVE BILLY PORTER!