I'm technically challenged. Clearly.
I set my DVR to record the Oscars. This allowed me to start watching a tad late, and to skip the commercials. This should have been a good thing. Mermaid and I enjoyed whizzing through the commercials to get straight to the good stuff.
We were amused that so many of the people who'd one BAFTA's also won Oscars. (Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Actor and Actress, Best Animated Film, Best Original Screenplay.... just for example). We were also amused that some of the nominations, at least, were completely different.
We were not amused to discover that the beastly DVR up and stopped recording just before we got to learn about Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Film. WTF??? I had to wait until I got up this morning to find out the answer to those three burning questions.
We were pleased, however, to see the Honorary Oscar going to Robert F. Boyle, someone who had given 70+ of his 98 years to the industry (much of it in Art Direction, but also in other roles) -- and to see that he was able to walk out on stage, stand for what might have been the longest, yet not dreadful, thank you speech, and walk back off.
Every year, I look at that list of Best Pictures and think, "I should watch all of those movies". Mermaid even agreed with me. But one wonders, can you still find a watchable copy of Wings, the film that won in 1929?
However, even if I didn't sit in front of the TV for four hours, Mermaid and I did spend quite a bit of time there. And unlike other projects, she happily shows off her progress.
Look mom, more than half of a sleeve! Since it's decrease time, this should go more quickly than the rest did... (or at least feel that way).