Chris Rocked the place, the set was beautiful, i actually enjoyed it quite abit. MSM (Mainstream media) has covered the highlights. Chris Rock looked rather dapper, Morgan Freeman was eloquent and you know how he oozes absolute cool, i could bathe in his sweat. The comedy was the best part ofcourse. There was a bit where Chris interviewed several black people at the magic johnson theatre, and ofcourse most of them had not watched most of the oscar nominated movies. Why is that? I really did not even know i would pose that question. On the African front, a south african movie called Yesterday was nominated. For a synopsis please click here. The camera spent all of 2 seconds on Don cheadle's face, i wished i could have seen more. Jamie Fox, awesome ofcourse.

On the other hand, you do not give an opera type song to someone who sings 'I need a soldier...and he carries big things if you know what i mean' and expect it to turn out well. Beyonce does pop very well...Opera..not so well. IMHO, Denyce Graves would have been spectacular. At one point Chris Rock referred to 'chemistry' between Josh Groban and Beyonce when they were singing 'believe'. Oh dear, by the end of the song, i was atheistic or perhaps agnostic...No it wasnt chemistry it was a major voice mismatch. I may not be much of a musical person, but it just didnt sound right. Counting Crows sounded great with the song from 'Shrek 2'. the producers really tried to funk it up, in some sense they succeeded, but giving Beyonce 3 songs was kinda much. (she must have an uber agent). All in all organized and i just might watch next year...if they get David Chapelle to host!!


Blogger bankelele said...

Except for Ray (now at 20th), I can't recall any of the main nominated movies being shown in Nairo theatres - they mostly show kid/teen/action movies.

So didn't watch oscar's because I had seen none of teh movies and, probably feel chris rock should not be restrained when he hosts a show

3/01/2005 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes...ati Beyonce singing in French...that was horrible. I was watching the Oscars in the company of my French comrades and they were all booing. Her diction was pathetic. On the other hand, she was well dressed. All her outfits were smashing!

3/01/2005 12:35 PM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

Yap, she did look good, i had forgotten about that! Thanks for pointing that out. That song, i think its from 'choriste's sounds soo moving in its original format.
I think comedy central might do some awards later in the year, that would be less censored. If you go to www.comedycentral.com you can see some of the shorts.

3/01/2005 12:49 PM  
Blogger maitha said...

that would definately be a cracker - Chappelle at the oscars . speaking of which his season 3 has been delayed yet again

3/02/2005 12:43 AM  
Anonymous Mama JunkYard said...

I missed the Oscars and after reading about Beyonce doing opera I wish I had seen it. As much as I like the girl I think she is getting a bit too carried away by her own hype.

3/02/2005 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Irene said...

I know this comment is a little belated, but I must comment on Beyonce. She is way overrated! With all the good singers around (not to say that she is no good), why on earth would they have her do 3 songs? It boggles the mind. I'm sure some good French singer would have done a better job with the French song. Johnny Depp's girlfriend (who is French) must have been cringing in her front row seat...

3/06/2005 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it boggles the mind indeed.

3/09/2005 11:01 AM  
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