Oscars 2018 Reactions

March 8, 2018


“I don’t understand why people get so heated about the Oscars. The Academy chooses something, it’s probably not what you want — who cares? That being said, LADY BIRD was ROBBED, and Greta deserved better.”

- Katherine Gillis ‘21


“The 2018 Oscars brought very little surprises, included a questionable montage of war films, and was about an hour and a half too long. That being said, it was about time Guillermo Del Toro was honored for his artistry. Say what you want about The Shape of Water, but that man loves what he does unabashedly.”

- Luis Curiel ‘18


“America the brave — 

where our leader is orange

and we fuck fish-men.”

– Will Kirsch ‘18

“First of all, to put Laurie Metcalf and Allison Janney against each other in the same category is homophobic. Forcing the LGBTQ community to choose who to campaign for between those two female powerhouses felt targeted. Then to give Allison Janney the award for what amounted to a featured role (some of which was taken up by a parrot) while Laurie Metcalf carried almost half of Lady Bird on her sensible, begrudgingly lovable shoulders? That’s something we all should take offense to.”

- Sarina Redzinski ‘19


“Why did Lady Bird, one of the best films of the year, walk away with nothing? Why did Dunkirk (which was a literal snoozefest besides the same old Hans Zimmer ‘time’ schtick), win Best Sound Editing over Baby Driver and its car chase sequences timed to ‘90s rock? I have so many questions for the Academy voters, but hey, at least they announced the Best Picture winner correctly this year! Long live mythical fish man and Sally Hawkins’ beautiful performance.”

- Kelsey Ko ‘19


“I wanted to watch the Oscars live, but the violent winds disconnected the cable for all of 9 East, so I had to try and find a live stream. I downloaded the ABC app and logged in with my cable provider, only to find out that ‘live stream is not available in your area.’ After that I went to reddit to try and find a (less than legal) live stream, but found that as fast as streams went up, they were being pulled down. I read through the angry comments on the reddit thread, then resigned myself to the fact that I would not be able to watch them live and just occasionally refreshed the page that had live updates of the results to see who won what.”

- Gregory Melick ‘19


“I have always found Jimmy Kimmel to be a lackluster comedian whose humor hinges upon surprise celebrity appearances. The Oscars proved to be no exception. Kumail Nanjiani and Lupita Nyong’o should’ve hosted instead. Also, Boss Baby deserved some more love.”

- Rollin Hu ‘19

“Laurie Metcalf got SO snubbed. Allison Janney also plays an angry mom, you can fight me.”

- Claire Beaver ‘20


“Us indie music lovers finally got our moment of vindication when the stunningly handsome (#femalegaze) Sufjan Stevens took to the stage to perform with the amazingly badass St. Vincent. Also, we got to see Gael García Bernal, aka Rodrigo from Mozart in the Jungle, sing softly and sweetly, so I can’t really complain.”

- Katherine Logan ‘20


“I went into the Oscars with two goals: for Boss Baby to lose in every way imaginable and for Get Out to win each of the four categories it was nominated in. Hell, if I could, I would’ve given Get Out five Oscars. But sometimes, you don’t get what you want and Best Picture goes to a (still very good) movie about wanting to make out with a fish. So it goes. The only thing left to do now is to wait approximately 360 days for Black Panther to win what I can only assume will be all of the Oscars.”

- Nicholas Douglass ‘20


“I really appreciated that Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani were on the same stage to represent DREAMers and immigrants. As an Indian immigrant myself, I’ve seen my racist Indian-American relatives hate on immigrants from literally every other country but their own, which is why it’s so important for us to see immigrants of different races standing together”

- Diva Parekh ‘19

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