The Oscars was last night and it was ONE THOUSAND AND NINE HOURS LONG. Your trusty blogger did not, in fact, blog it live or otherwise, but instead played Candy Crush and half paid attention to what was going on. Here’s what we missed:
The night started off with a nod to TV as Janelle Monáe donned a Mister Rogers sweater and sang “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” before segueing into “Come Alive.” Which, OK, but did any of y’all think it was … weird to have back-up dancers dressed as characters from 1917, Midsommar and Us?
The big winner of the night was Parasite, which became the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture. This was a big damn deal.
the Oscars are good now pic.twitter.com/YMknJ6bcMk
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) February 10, 2020
— lindsey rainbolt (@lindsrainbolt) February 10, 2020
Standing with Parasite crew, I got congratulated A LOT. Lol.
— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) February 10, 2020
If you haven’t seen Parasite yet, you can buy it on Amazon Video or rent it on iTunes (and you should do so, it’s terrific). And here’s where you can stream Bong Joon Ho’s other films. Also, here’s everything to know about the upcoming HBO miniseries based on Parasite. I. CAN’T. WAIT.
Here are all the winners from last night. (Hooray to Katy, TX native Renee Zellweger!)
As for TV-adjacent Oscar news:
Otherwise, Netflix didn’t do great last night. After 24 nominations, they only won two Oscars.
HOW DO YOU LEAVE LUKE PERRY OUT OF THE IN MEMORIAM? ONE OF HIS LAST ROLES WAS IN ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, YOU DOLTS.
Oh, and no one watched last night. Maybe it’s time to bring back a host? I nominate Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell.
Finally, this ad was rejected by ABC for airing during the Oscar broadcast for being “too graphic.” People are not happy.
I neglected to mention this in my weekly TV roundup, but The Conners are going to go live tomorrow night, and will be commenting on the New Hampshire primary as it happens. Interesting.
Oh, Heidi Klum, honey, absolutely not. One: you ARE a white woman and Two: it’s not an insult. It just means that maybe your experience on the set of America’s Got Talent was different from a black woman’s experience.
The Ray Donovan showrunner has not ruled out some sort of revival. Good luck with that!
Sympathies for all of y’all who got those early “Anaconda” tattoos:
— Jason Rothenberg (@JRothenbergTV) February 10, 2020
A possible synopsis of the upcoming Resident Evil series on Netflix has been uncovered, if you are interested.
We love Kumail Nanjiani’s dad:
Visiting the parents. My dad has these socks. pic.twitter.com/35o1rbPeu5
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) February 8, 2020
How … wait … wait … Hoda Kotb had never met Oprah Winfrey until last Friday? HOW?
- The Good Doctor has been renewed at ABC for a fourth season.
- Sex Education has been renewed at Netflix for a third season.
- A CSI: Crime Scene Investigation event series, scheduled for the 20th anniversary of the show, is in the works at CBS.
- Good Sam, a medical drama and Out the Door, a cop drama, have been given pilot order at CBS.
- Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence, and Power Book V: Force have all been ordered at Starz.
- A Tree is Known by Its Fruit, a dramedy, has been set at FX.
- Tacowood, an immigrant comedy series produced by and starring Paz Vega, is in the works.
- Greta Thunberg is getting a series at BBC.
- Dog Tales and Cat Tales are being made for PBS.
- Dermot Mulroney is joining Prodigal Son on Fox.
- Chris Wood is going to star in thirtysomething(else) on ABC.
- Sam Claflin has been cast as the male lead in Daisy Jones and the Six on Amazon.
- Jennifer Tilly will be in the Chucky series on Syfy.
- Cornelius Smith Jr. is joining the cast of God Friended Me.
- Kat Graham, Kendrick Sampson, and Sheryl Lee Ralph will star in Fashionably Yours on Hallmark Channel.
Mark Your Calendar
- Most Dangerous Game will debut on Quibi in April.
- Genius: Aretha will premiere on Nat Geo on May 25.
- Survive will premiere on Quibi in April. It looks intense.
- Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings will premiere on Disney+ on February 14.
- Power Book II: Ghost will premiere on Starz this summer.
- Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears will begin streaming on Acorn on March 23.
- Glitch Tech will debut on Netflix on February 21..
- Shop Class will debut on Disney+ on February 28.
- Niall Ferguson’s Networld will debut on PBS on March 17.
- Mama June will return on We TV in March.
- There will be a memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter in the Staples Center in Los Angeles in the morning of February 24. No official word yet, but presumably, many cable news networks (and possibly the big networks) will cover the event live.
Robert Conrad, Actor best known for The Wild Wild West
Orson Bean, Actor in everything from The Twilight Zone to Desperate Housewives, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and The Facts of Life
Kevin Conway, Actor in Oz, The Outer Limits and The Black Donnellys
Dyanne Thorne, Actress who had appeared on Star Trek, among many other shows and films
The Bachelor: Peter talks to his mom. This is a reminder that Peter LIVES WITH HIS MOM. 7 p.m., ABC
America’s Got Talent: The Champions: The top ten acts perform. 7 p.m., NBC
Parkland: Healing a Community and a Nation: A documentary about how the kids of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School turned their unimaginable tragedy into a movement for change. 9 p.m., PBS
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Janet Jackson, Jane Levy, Jo Firestone
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Claire Danes, Zach Woods, Gov. Gavin Newsom, drummer Elijah Wood
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, Alex Ebert
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Dr. Phil McGraw, Lana Condor, Green Day
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Harrison Ford, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child
- The Daily Show: Tochi Onyebuchi
- Conan: Elijah Wood
- Lights Out with David Spade: Sam Moril, Fortune Feimster, Sarah Tiana
- Watch What Happens Live: “Below Deck” Reunion Show
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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