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Oscar® Reflections
by Betty Jo Tucker

As poet laureate of the movies, I am pleased to write a poem about the 92nd Annual Academy Awards event which took place on February 9, 2020. But to find out about all the winners, please go to the complete list by clicking the IMDb link here.



Congrats to wins on Oscar night.

Sometimes voters get Awards right.

Not always though. There was a year

when Garland’s snub caused me to jeer.


Another time Paul Newman missed,

and I remember how I hissed.

Enough bad thoughts. Let’s talk of now.

Who are the ones to take a bow?


Ironically, Zellweger’s win

makes me happy and want to grin.

It’s like redemption for Garland’s slight.

And almost feels like pure delight.


Phoenix’s award as Joker

no surprise to any gambler.   

Dern and Pitt, a pair of shoo-ins,

pleased most viewers with their two wins.   


Best Picture nod I won’t complain.

Read on, dear friends. I will explain.

Nominated films here were nine.

I think many of them are fine.


Parasite won Best Picture gold

and received cheers for being bold.

Gerwig’s film or Marriage Story

still to me deserved the glory.


Hitting me hard, sorry to say

Gerwig’s directing not in play.

Little Women, a masterpiece.

But men again owned that tight lease.


My wish for the next Oscar show:

A talented host in the know.

Bring Jackman back to entertain.

My interest then would never wane.

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