By Seline Jung, Staff Writer
The 85th Academy Awards were pretty much like every other Academy Awards. Nothing groundbreaking happened, although good moments were made better because of reactions and coverage on social media. Here are some quick personal observations of the ceremony on Sunday. All opinions are my own:
- The gowns were quite underwhelming this year. Anne Hathaway literally wore a satin pink slip. What happened to dramatic haute couture? My best-dressed picks were: Amy Adams, Sally Field, Naomi Watts and Alicia Vikander. For a night like the Oscars, I appreciate “Go big or go home.”
- All the controversy around Seth MacFarlane’s hosting job being sexist or inappropriate has no basis. At all. What do you expect from the creator of the most inappropriate show on television? He was actually funny and I didn’t want to pull my hair out from sheer cringe-worthiness, as was the case with Anne Hathaway and James Franco last year (fail). Also: “We Saw Your Boobs” was hilarious. As a woman, I found no offense in it.
- Facial hair was abundant, and I wasn’t against it.
- Anne Hathaway hate on Twitter was rampant last night.
- Ben Affleck’s thank-you to his wife Jennifer Garner was sweet, honest and sincere, even if it may have come off wrong in the moment. But it didn’t.
- Daniel Day-Lewis is 55 and he’s never looked better.
- Quvenzhane Wallis is adorable. I secretly wish she won best actress just for the bombshell shock factor. Also, how amazing would her speech have been?
View a Storify of Oscar Twitter reactions here.