1.) We saw a woefully small amount of movies in 2016. Pitifully small. I could have a pity party about how small the number is. I would seriously go see a movie every single weekend if I could figure out the logistics of that. The girls didn't see a ton either, though they did see Zootopia and Kubo and the Two Strings, their hands-down favorite in the animated category. Our list of movies and documentaries to see is long indeed. As far as the actual best picture nominees, the only one we saw was Hidden Pictures. This sorry state of affairs did not detract from the fun of watching the Academy Awards together, though.
2.) My #1 use for Wikipedia is to look up how old famous people are; I resisted until near the end of the show last night, when I had to find out how old Salma Hayak is (50!!) and then Halle Berry (also 50!!!).
2a). I hope I'm not the only one who didn't immediately recognize Halle Berry last night. I'm used to her short hair.
3.) I thought Jimmy Kimmel did a great job. He isn't my favorite of the TV funny guys, but he might be growing on me.
4.) Has it seriously been TWENTY YEARS since Good Will Hunting came out? Good heavens. It's still one of the best soundtracks out there.
5.) I'm pretty sure I was weepy through at least 35% of the air time last night, and not just from the actual show, but commercials, too. Waaaaay better commercials than the Super Bowl, if you ask me. All hail Casey Neistat! You know we go way back.
6.) Oh my gosh, that Gracie. Whoops, I digress.
7.) The surprise tourist bus stop was charming and hilarious, I thought. Well done.
8.) I love to predict best-dressed people and two of my top picks were two everyone else's top picks too (Emma Stone, Viola Davis). (This does not make me any more stylish than I was before, alas). Also, WHAT IN THE WHAT, DAKOTA JOHNSON. I'm not sure what was going on with all the high collared dresses, but if you're going to wear it, you have to wear it like Ruth Negga, not Dakota Johnson. Yikes.
9.) We also looked up Faye Dunaway's age—she looked great, but I can't separate her from Mommie Dearest, which I am pretty sure was shown to me in middle or high school in a health class. [uhmmmmm]
10.) SUPER GLAD I don't work for Price Waterhouse Cooper today. Whew.