The highs and lows of Hollywood's biggest night

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Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 12:00 am

Just a week later, the post-Oscar highs and lows have settled into online second-guessing (everybody’s a critic now), but few issues from a relatively uncontroversial show have gained much traction.

Ellen DeGeneres, as predicted, practiced a gentler kind of humor — with the exception of her Liza Minnelli impersonator joke (“Good job, sir, that is really ...”), which you could see on Minnelli’s face was hurtful. It’s one thing to be snarky online among friends (Kim Novak’s plastic surgery has been a popular target), and another to do it eye to eye on live global television.

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