Movie Night at the Oscars, Spotlight Shines on Social Storytelling

The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props

The audience that lifts you when you’re down…

There’s no business like show business

Like no business I know…

Let’s go on with the show!

“There’s No Business Like Show Business” Lyrics By Irving Berlin

84th Annual Academy Awards

This year’s “Let’s go to the movies” Oscars’ telecast was interactive and social.  The set of a New York movie theater invited both the in house audience and viewers at large to become part of the show.  Throughout the night, there was an ongoing push for each one of us to become more connected to the motion picture community.

From Billy Crystal’s opening number, to split screens of the award nominees and their admirers, to the camera angles focused on the night’s musicians and presenters, I could go on and on…  Even Cirque du Soleil got into the act of making us feel a part of the movies.  Who didn’t laugh at the focus group spoofing the Wizard of Oz?  Didn’t the “films” of the stars’ reflections draw us in?

Oscar night lived up to Irving Berlin’s direction:  There’s no business like show business.  Who were your favorites on the red carpet?  What did you think of the 84th Academy Awards broadcast?  Share your favorite Oscar moment and who you thought stole the show.  Now that Hollywood has gone social, there’s no telling where the collaboration with we the audience will lead.

Vanaja R.

The Artist

The Artist, Best Picture Winner

The Oscars 2012, The 84th Academy Awards

 

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  1. shobhasky

     /  Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    I liked Oscars telecast this year because it drew viewers into the movies through interaction with the audience. The speech Meryl Streep gave when she won for Best Actress was very sweet and thoughtful; we felt her sincerity.

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  2. I loved Billy Crystal! From the beginning skit all the way through to the end, I thought he did another fabulous job of keeping the show moving and entertaining us. It was a true Hollywood extravaganza.

    My favorite outfit was the beautiful dress worn by George Clooney’s date. She was so lovely. And, of course, he’s so handsome.

    A great time was had by all! : )

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