Personally, I was hoping for Michael Keaton to win the Best Actor Academy Award. His vivid, brave performance as Birdman thrilled me. Just like Mary Tyler Moore, Sally Field, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams and Best Director Oscar winner Ron Howard, Michael Keaton is one of those actor who started in lead work on a network TV sitcom and then grew artistically to get an Oscar nomination for a work of drama.
The Best Actor Academy Award winner on Sunday night was Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of My Left Foot, Lou Gehrig's Disease and Physics. I mean...THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.
Do you know how many years I have had absolutely no luck on Match.com or any other online dating site? I've been sitting up here a solo act for 20 years. But Stephen Hawking got a second hook-up. Meanwhile, in New York City and San Francisco, I couldn't get a booty call if I was in prison and had a fist full of $50 dollar bills plus a carton o' Camels. Professor Stephen Hawking is a lucky man.
What I did love about seeing Eddie Redmayne win his Oscar on Sunday night was the visual proof that he is the Taylor Swift of Young Male Actors.
Here's Taylor Swift when she's heard her name read as the winner of music awards:
Here's Eddie Redmayne when he won the Screen Actors Guild Award:
When he heard his name read as Best Actor on Oscar night, he went into full Taylor Swift mode:
Good for him! He slammed across an excellent performance.