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March 3, 2014- The Post review of the 2014 Academy Awards was actually pretty informative. They listed the numerous cases of uneducated Hollywood actors botching the English language. It seems that the Tinseltown magic goes away when they have to speak off script. The article states, “John Travolta was only introducing one of them. He didn’t even have to memorize Idina Menzel’s name. It was right there on the teleprompter. Yet here is how it came out: “Please welcome the ‘Wicked’-ly talented, one and only Adele Dazim.”….
Cate Blanchett, the picture of elegance and icy intelligence, accepted her award for Best Actress from Daniel Day-Lewis with these words: “Thank you, Mr. Day-Lewis, from you it exacerbates this honor and blows it right out of the ballpark.” Honey, if you don’t know the meaning of a word (exacerbate=make worse), don’t test it out in front of a couple hundred million viewers…..
Zac Efron, a professional performer from the age of 15, introduced singer Karen O. as an “aspiration.”…
After that, Ellen made the deadly error of thinking she could come up with found comedy bits simply by wandering through the auditorium chatting up stars. She gave Bradley Cooper a couple of lottery tickets as a consolation prize for not winning Best Supporting Actor. The bit went nowhere: Cooper clearly wasn’t expecting to have to do improv comedy. Nor was Matthew McConaughey able to do her job for her when she tried to get him to riff about his weight-loss secrets for “Dallas Buyers Club.””