John Hughes Oscar Tribute (Video)

March 8, 2010
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The John Hughes Oscar tribute last night is just one of many things people are talking about today. If you missed the show and this outstanding moment, never fear I have the video below!

John Hughes Oscar Tribute

John Hughes Oscar tribute brought many of us back to a time of the Brat Pack, big hair and our own teenage youth. The montage of Hughes movies was a perfect blend of his best work, including 80’s favorites like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty In Pink, and The Breakfast Club. It was a sad reminder that not only was a certain era many of us loved long gone but that the Hollywood community truly lost a legend. I loved the part where it showed just how many stars got their start in a Hughes film. There was not a dry eye in the house when that montage was over. I know I was tearing up pretty good.

It was definitely one of the most moving moments of the evening as both Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick recounted what John meant to them and what he had done for them. Broderick cracked that “not a day goes by that someone does not tap me on the shoulder and say Hey Ferris is this your day off.” Ringwald, who looked really uncomfortable during her whole speech, commented that “Hughes saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself.” It was an emotional moment to say the least.

Although some will say that reuniting some of the core members of the Brat Pack was a nice touch, I thought it was very awkward and kind of ruined the moment. Most of them looked like they did not want to be there, especially Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy. Plus I get that the point was to bring out key members of Hughes films but since most of the people were form his 80’s era it seemed odd to throw Macaulay Culkin into the mix. Yes I know he was in Home Alone but it was like the Brat Pack guys and then him, they should have either left him out or included other stars from John’s films not from the 80’s.

All in all I thought the John Hughes Oscar tribute was really well done, despite some of the awkwardness. I have given you my thoughts now tell me yours.

Photos: M. Barraza

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