This year, Kelly and I spent our time with the Oscars at the Hollywood Theater. Our $25.00 admission got us reserved seats, two drink coupons, and a voting ballot. Doors opened at 3:30 and so we watched all the pre-shows before the ceremony began at 5:30.
People were encouraged to come in costume, and there was a fashion show during one of the commercial breaks. (They nicely turned the sound down during the commercials.) Here is the initial round of contestants.
I usually enjoy the Oscars Ceremony. It can be a little draggy and long, but so can football and other sporting games. I thought Chris Rock was a great host. It was also fun to watch with a crowd. A collective shriek of delight rose up when Mark Rylance won, beating out the presumed winner Sylvester Stallone. And there was quite a big gasp when Spotlight was announced as the winner as probably most people had pickedThe Reverent. But yay! Spotlight won!
I thought I did a pretty good job with my picks, missing only nine. (I forgot to read up on the short films, and missed all of those.) No one in the theater got all correct, and the person who ended up winning the big prize missed five.
Overall, it was a fun night and a good way to see the Oscars.