Michael Medved

The Oscars try to honor artistry and class and, for the most part, Hollywood succeeded this year. The ceremony was refreshingly free from political diatribes, or nasty comments about conservatives and religious people, and “The King’s Speech” richly deserved its multiple honors. But the evening’s two honored actresses tarnished the tone of the big night. Supporting Actress Melissa Leo laughingly dropped the f-bomb--a startling Oscar first--and her crude outburst will be more remembered than her fine movie performances. Meanwhile, Natalie Portman was visibly pregnant while accepting her Best Actress award, and thanked “her love” for his great gift to her. But it might have been a greater gift if he had presented a ring along with a child, and avoided the destructive message that bearing a baby out of wedlock is glamorous and trendy.


Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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