Post-Oscars live chat noon Monday with Grant Butler, Kristi Turnquist
10:37
The Oregonian: 
Hello everyone. Welcome to our post-Oscars live chat. Kristi Turnquist and Grant Butler will join us at noon. Until then, feel free to post your comments and questions. We'll add them to the live chat when Kristi and Grant arrive.
Monday February 25, 2013 10:37 The Oregonian
12:00
Kristi Turnquist: 
Hi everybody, Welcome to our live chat about last night's Oscar show. I don't know about you all, but I'm still recovering. Looking forward to dishing about the show with my colleague, Grant Butler, and whoever else wants to join in.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:00 Kristi Turnquist
12:01
[Comment From littlebird312littlebird312: ] 
Seth MacFarlane -- the worst. The boob song was both tasteless and not funny. Did anyone like that?
Monday February 25, 2013 12:01 littlebird312
12:02
Kristi Turnquist: 
My jaw was literally dropping at that number. You're so right that it was tasteless and not funny. Even today, I can't believe it happened.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:02 Kristi Turnquist
12:04
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
When they say 1 billion people watch the Oscars, is that true? How does the Academy come up with that number?
Monday February 25, 2013 12:04 Guest
12:04
Kristi Turnquist: 
I know Seth MacFarlane has a big following among young guys, but did he really think something that might knock 'em dead on 'Family Guy' was right for the Oscars?
Monday February 25, 2013 12:04 Kristi Turnquist
12:05
Kristi Turnquist: 
Hi there, Guest -- I don't know how the Oscars come up with the 1 billion number. It is watched all over the world, but I don't know if all those folks are hooked up to Nielsen ratings boxes. Kinda doubt it.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:05 Kristi Turnquist
12:05
Grant Butler: 
Every year I make the same case about hosting the Oscars. It's the worst gig in Hollywood.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:05 Grant Butler
12:05
[Comment From Ben R.Ben R.: ] 
So I've already read some negative accounts of Seth MacFarlane, what did you two think? I actually thought the "we saw your boobs" joke was funny, but was surprised with how much TED got away with when presenting with M. Wahlberg.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:05 Ben R.
12:05
Grant Butler: 
I think they need to stop treating it as a comedy gig, and just go for old-fashioned classiness.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:05 Grant Butler
12:05
The Oregonian
Monday February 25, 2013 12:05 
12:06
Grant Butler: 
Have George Clooney host it!
Monday February 25, 2013 12:06 Grant Butler
12:06
Kristi Turnquist: 
Hi Ben R., I didn't care for the "we saw your boobs" bit. It's an awards show, not a roast.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:06 Kristi Turnquist
12:06
The Oregonian: 
But did you like Seth's dancing?
Monday February 25, 2013 12:06 The Oregonian
12:06
The Oregonian: 
and singing. He surprised me a bit there.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:06 The Oregonian
12:06
[Comment From Ben R.Ben R.: ] 
I felt like he was kind of imitating Ricky Gervais' style of hosting the Golden Globes, a lot of hard digs at various actors.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:06 Ben R.
12:06
Grant Butler: 
I think Seth did exactly what I thought he would do -- annoy the Hollywood establishment.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:06 Grant Butler
12:06
[Comment From Ben R.Ben R.: ] 
(RE: Kristi's comment) I am usually a Sunday night Fox viewer, so I guess he hit his target there. *laugh*
Monday February 25, 2013 12:06 Ben R.
12:07
Kristi Turnquist: 
Seth MacFarlane has recorded an album, and obviously loves old-style singing and dancing. If he had stuck with doing that, without the raunch bit, I'd have been happier.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:07 Kristi Turnquist
12:07
[Comment From amieamie: ] 
There aren't enough special brownies in the world to have made any of that funny.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:07 amie
12:07
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Who do you think had the best acceptance speech? My vote goes to Daniel Day-Lewis, who seemed to ad-lib his bit about Meryl Streep.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:07 Guest
12:07
Grant Butler: 
Ben R. -- I think that's a fair assessment. But this is a different show and what works for the Globes doesn't work for Oscars.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:07 Grant Butler
12:07
The Oregonian
Monday February 25, 2013 12:07 
12:08
Grant Butler: 
I loved Daniel Day Lewis' speech, but was moved by what Ang Lee had to say, too.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:08 Grant Butler
12:08
Kristi Turnquist: 
HI Guest, Daniel Day-Lewis has been giving great acceptance speeches at every awards show. Since he always wins, he's got to come up with new material. And he does -- he comes across as sincere, grateful, but with a sense of humor.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:08 Kristi Turnquist
12:08
The Oregonian: 
What did you all think of Jennifer Lawrence's speech?
Monday February 25, 2013 12:08 The Oregonian
12:08
Grant Butler: 
Regarding Ang Lee ... has their ever been a director who has won twice without his film winning best picture?
Monday February 25, 2013 12:08 Grant Butler
12:08
The Oregonian: 
littlebird offers the backstage Q&A with Lawrence.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:08 The Oregonian
12:09
[Comment From littlebird312littlebird312: ] 
This though -- awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQNj-gF9bfE
Monday February 25, 2013 12:09 littlebird312
12:09
Kristi Turnquist: 
Jennifer Lawrence was a hoot. She's more straightforward than most stars at these things.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:09 Kristi Turnquist
12:09
Grant Butler: 
I thought Jennifer Lawrence recovered nicely from her stumble up the stairs. She's had lots of practice giving speeches this season, that's for sure.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:09 Grant Butler
12:09
The Oregonian
Monday February 25, 2013 12:09 
12:10
Grant Butler: 
And she looked pretty stunning in that Dior Haute Couture.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:10 Grant Butler
12:10
Kristi Turnquist: 
Hey Grant, I think I was typing during Ang Lee's speech and didn't hear most of what he said. What impressed you about his remarks?
Monday February 25, 2013 12:10 Kristi Turnquist
12:10
Grant Butler: 
But the stumble proves even high fashion can be your downfall.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:10 Grant Butler
12:10
Grant Butler: 
He paid tribute to Taiwan. Nice props to his background.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:10 Grant Butler
12:11
Kristi Turnquist: 
Grant, so true! These celebs deserve hazard pay for walking in those dresses, not to mention the sky-high heels.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:11 Kristi Turnquist
12:11
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Do you think there were any actors or actresses who were 'robbed' of a win last night?
Monday February 25, 2013 12:11 Guest
12:11
Grant Butler: 
Overall, I was surprised by how even-handed these Oscars were.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:11 Grant Butler
12:11
The Oregonian
Monday February 25, 2013 12:11 
12:12
Kristi Turnquist: 
Hi Guest, good question. I'm surprised by how little momentum "Lincoln" had as we got to the Oscars. I was very impressed with the script, and with Spielberg's direction. But it's hard to think of Spielberg as an underdog.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:12 Kristi Turnquist
12:12
Grant Butler: 
In the six top categories, six different films were honored ("Argo," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Django Unchained," and "Les Mis").
Monday February 25, 2013 12:12 Grant Butler
12:12
The Oregonian: 
What about Ben Affleck? No nomination for director....
Monday February 25, 2013 12:12 The Oregonian
12:12
Grant Butler: 
The biggest winner of the night was "Life of Pi," with only 4 awards.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:12 Grant Butler
12:13
The Oregonian
Monday February 25, 2013 12:13 
12:13
Grant Butler: 
Of course Ben Affleck should have been nominated. He would have won, too, if he had been nominated.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:13 Grant Butler
12:13
Kristi Turnquist: 
Yes, "Argo" winning Best Picture was considered a consolation prize for Affleck not being nominated for director.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:13 Kristi Turnquist
12:13
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Do you know why the Academy asked Michelle Obama to announce the Best Picture winner? I don't care politically one way or the other, but it seems an odd choice.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:13 Guest
12:13
The Oregonian
Monday February 25, 2013 12:13 
12:13
Grant Butler: 
That's the problem with not limiting Best Picture to five nominations. People are going to get unjustly snubbed.
Monday February 25, 2013 12:13 Grant Butler
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