Yes I watched the Oscars..all bloody 3.5 hours of it. Mind you, I was baking some muffins...but still, 3.5 hours is a looooong time.
It was a pleasant show...My Julia was nowhere to be found..crap, I was hoping for her EGO to make an appearance.
I try and watch all of the Oscar nominated movies prior to the show but given there were 10 nominations this year, and a few extra babies in the house taking up my TV time...I was able to see Up in the Air and bits and pieces of the Hurt Locker and the Blind Side.
Here are my thoughts...
Sandra Bullock for best actress? Not sold on that choice yet...I thought the gal from Precious would win..it was the "feel good" choice. Unknown actress, first audition, dramatic role..
Funny, Sandra also just won the Razzie award for WORST actress in All About Steve...I guess you can ROCK and TANK all in the same week.
Female Power! First time a female has ever won best director. I love the fact that a female directed such a powerful film. I only saw 10 minutes of the Hurt Locker, but it was intense!
Boo to the producers of the show.. they missed 2 very important actresses when they showed the montage to those who have passed on..Farah Fawcett and Bea Arthur...
BUT...they did manage to include Michael Jackson (he was in movies??)
George Clooney looked pissed (ie: mad, not drunk) the whole show.....did his publicist not tell him he looks much cuter when he smiles?
Cameron Diaz flubbed her intro speech, blaming it on the teleprompter...you're an actress Cameron, improvise.
The tribute to John Hughes made me sad...there on stage were all my favorite actors from my teenage years. Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald....they looked so old and a bit weathered...Hollywood has not been kind to some....I had a moment of panic as I remember Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club like it was yesterday.
And finally, the dresses....here's my favorite..
The gal at 47 is simply stunning......
Here's my least favorite
Sarah...you're like a size 0 wet...this dress looks like you just had babies and need to hide the baby pouch! Couture or not, this was a miss for me.
Give me your thoughts on the show (if you watched) or if you chose to miss it give me your thoughts on awards shows!
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