I was NOT looking forward to Oscars 2017, mainly because I haven't seen many of the nominated films, and while I loved Moonlight and admired La La Land and Fences, I wasn't too invested in the slate. Also, I hadda work it for my dayjob.
However, as I'm watching, I'm finding Jimmy Kimmel to be the perfect mix of sardonic and unafraid to introduce whimsy. The bit with the tourists was genuinely charming, I laughed uproariously when Matt Damon was played off and I found the musical performances spot-on.
The In Memoriam sequence was exquisite.
I've even been liking the winners for a change.