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Feb252019

And The Oscar For "Best Arm" Goes To...

by Dancin' Dan

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Chris Evans, First Gentleman of the Oscars...

There is nothing more swoon-worthy than a gorgeous man in a gorgeous tux lending an arm to a woman who needs it. If I was a woman, I would be pregnant right now.

And AS IF THAT WEREN'T ENOUGH, Captain America had to go and present with Jennifer Lopez (seriously, that is too much hotness for one TV to handle, were they trying to kill us all?), and there was his arm AGAIN:

Yup. PREGNANT.

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Ad the Oscar for "best arms" goes to Regina King. Like seriously. Damn!

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMe34

I would grab him from his other arm... you know which one

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBrown Cow Stunning

Chris Evans was the gentleman of the evening. His assistance to Regina King was a priceless moment.

One of the greatest moments of all Oscar broadcasts was the Cooper/Gaga song. It was a genuinely moving segment, brilliantly shot from stage rear. It stopped the show.

I had hoped John Bailey would entirely sidelined. But his awkward introduction of the In Memoriam tribute, looking like Death itself in his ill-fitting tux, said everything.

Why do the producers think that non industry people lend credence or gravitas to the ceremony? The likes of Jose Andres, Serena Williams, Cong. John Lewis, etc. instead distract and they seem like pay-offs to friends, heroes or convenient symbols. They are worthy individuals but not appropriate presenters or introducers.

The pairing of the Lead and Supporting Actrs from last year diminished all four people. The presenters of the Supporting Acting awards made no sense.

Having no host was an enormous plus. I(t cut down on wasted time and made the show seem to move faster. Also, not missed were the thematic tributes from shows past.

Note to ABC: Cut the number of commercials in half and double the fee. The advertisers will leap at the exclusivity.

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPete

And this is why Chris Evans is and always will be.... the Captain. Captain America.

A true gentleman. Plus, how can anyone not love that fist bump he gave to Hannah Beachler?

He's loyal to the greatest franchise out there. The MCU!!!!!!

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

The likes of Jose Andres, Serena Williams, Cong. John Lewis, etc. instead distract and they seem like pay-offs to friends, heroes or convenient symbols.

I wasn't bothered by the use of non-Hollywood people; seemed as good a way as any to make the "movies connect us all, even the poor shlumps who don't live among us" point.

Particular kudos, though, to whoever had the brilliantly cynical idea to have John Lewis present Green Book, lending the movie his own hard-earned credibility and gravitas on the subject of civil rights. The movie needed that, because it certainly hadn't earned that credibility on its own merits.

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKeith

LOL, closest Chris Evans will get to winning an Oscar!

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSteve G

Who doesn't want to touch Captain America

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Steve G -- i dunno he could always get a biopic and do a bad imitation?

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

He's not even capable of that, Nathaniel.

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDg

Offering his assistance was nice, but the best part of that Regina King sequence (and one of the few good directorial choices of the telecast) was the two-person shot of Regina King's mom and Chris Evans during the acceptance speech. "Nice," I said. "Regina King's mom is dating Chris Evans."

Later I checked Twitter to see if anyone else came to the same conclusion, and they certainly did. This may be the Internet's favorite couple since... Chris Evans and Jenny Slate.

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBrevity

Evans is still my favorite Chris. 😘

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRicopolo

Chris is quite a good actor. For evidence, see Snowpiercer and Sunshine. He really looked good on Oscar night.

February 26, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

I'm curious to see which Avenger will fare better with the AMPAS once the Avengers franchise ends. I guess Chris Evans will manage to get at least 1 Oscar nom...

February 27, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEd

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