TV-MA, 95 min.
Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sharron Wood
Featuring: Ben Burtt, Annette Benning, Ellen Burstyn, Cher, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Benicio del Toro, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Hudson, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Janusz Kaminski, Kathleen Kennedy, Ben Kingsley, Liza Minnelli, Helen Mirren, Ve Neill, Robert Osborne, Jason Reitman, Phil Alden Robinson, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Vilanch, Jon Voight
Narrator: Anjelica Huston
Oscar fever is starting to catch for me. I feel like I’m a dying breed, however, as more and more of my peers seem to have grown bitter and critical of the Oscars. And yet, somehow each of them will find themselves tweeting their snide comments live during the Oscar ceremony this Sunday night.
I will always love the Oscars despite any validity to the criticisms it receives from its detractors. Unlike other awards shows, the awards are actually a secondary element to the Oscars. It’s the glamour of Hollywood. It’s the nostalgic connection it brings to Hollywood’s rich past. It’s the fantasy that you could somehow live these lives that even these stars really don’t live. And… it’s usually a pretty good time. At least, when James Franco isn’t hosting.