The NY Times describes the four hour political re-education effort also known as The Academy Awards and even they seem to toy with the notion that it was a bit of a grim slog through a litany of lefty pieties.
Their coverage does not mention Sarah Silverman, who introduced the song from the James Bond film "Spectre" but announced she had not seen the film because James Bond is and always has been a sexist pig. Thanks for sharing.
I did tune in to watch the Blue-on-Blue (really, Black-on-Blue) action, which was endless. Did you know that there were no black nominees for the acting awards? Also no Asians or Hispanics, but that was not mentioned for two hours. Although to be fair, given their pop-culture footprint in sports and music, one might be more surprised by the black dearth in movies than the Asian absence.
The Times did not go anywhere near the ironies and absurdities here:
As the evening wore on, the causes began to stack up. Vice President Joseph R. Biden added yet another when he showed to introduce Lady Gaga’s performance of “Til It Happens to You,” from “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about campus sexual assault. “I really mean this, take the pledge,” Mr. Biden urged, as he begged attention for that issue, as Mr. McCarthy, of “Spotlight,” and Mr. McKay, of “The Big Short,” had urged attention for theirs.
The Times probably should have mentioned that the pledge in question is opposed to sexual violence and is at the "Its On Us" website. Perhaps the editors chose wisely in not clarifying that point since if Roman Polanski had walked onstage he would have received a standing ovation. As would Bill Clinton or assault-enabler and future Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Move On, indeed.