o/t: Hair Raising Oscar telecast and Get Out on Monday Morning Diary (February 27)

##Thanks to the party thrown by the extraordinarily generous Sam and Lucille Juliano of the amazing movies’n’otherstuff site Wonders in the Dark, we had a great Oscars Night . . . and too much excellent food. Just as I was realizing I could eat not one mouthful more, along came the homemade chocolate brownies: golly, but they were good.

We chatted with a bunch of people, notably including pal Sam himself, and in the background Oscars got awarded. I was disappointed by the animation picks (the Academy playing it safe) and elated by the foreign-language pick.

Wonders in the Dark



by Sam Juliano

Well, well, well. So in the end those who bashed the Academy for the likely choice of “La La Land” for Best Picture can now take all their shameful conspiracy theories and inane cultural blight crap and bury them. I don’t always agree with the Oscars but I respect them. And this year they chose a great film -Moonlight- one of my own Top 10 of the year as the Best Picture, after that embarrassing envelope snafu that has since been owned up by Price Waterhouse, the accounting firm. And our own insightful voters on this very page last week also chose “Moonlight” as Best Film of the Year. No need for “La La Land” rooters to cry though. The beloved musical copped 6 Oscars including Best Director and Best Actress, and many other awards from critics’ groups.

What a great night we had at the Tiger…

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2 thoughts on “o/t: Hair Raising Oscar telecast and Get Out on Monday Morning Diary (February 27)

  1. John, be rest assured Lucille and I will forever cherish your amazing attendance at the Oscar bash. But you have spoiled us. Now we will be looking for you again and again! Ha! Well, we’ll take it a year at at time. Was so fabulous chatting with you and Pam! And yes the food was great, but sadly the place that made it unexpectedly shut their doors on Tuesday after 31 years of business. But we have other great places in this neck of the woods. Yes, Jillian’s brownie confection turned out divine! I agree the animation pic should have gone to either THE RED TURTLE or KUBO, or even ZUCCHINI, but like you was thrilled Ashgar Farhadi took the foreign film prize. Such a memorable evening! And thank you for sharing it at your site too my friend!

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