24 February 2008

Oscar mania!

By: Jessica B.

Last night was the pop culture Super Bowl and I overindulged in wine, food and biting criticism. Fortunately I had comfortable clothes on so I could “let loose.” This post is a little late, mostly because I was tipsy and tired when I got home at 11:30 p.m. last night. Yes, this is not another late night for me, but I had to work today!

You all know who won so let’s cut to my “list:”

Best dressed:
Female: Tie between Heidi Klum and Laura Linney. Both had a great color dress and jewelry. Understated but still they both stood out. And Laura Linney looked so excited when the duo from “Once” won for Best Song. That made her stock rise too. There are several “honorable mentions” as well so comment if you would like that list too.
Male: George Clooney. What can I say, the man is a classic…and hot.

Worst dressed:
Female: Marion Cotillard. Loved the hair and makeup and her emotional speech, but her dress with the fins was more “Little Mermaid” than Oscar winner. Plus the detail around her chest was beyond unflattering. Actually I do need to add Rebecca Lewis in there too. The necklace and the bow shoulders are also horrible.
Male: Tie between Ryan Seacrest and Daniel Day-Lewis, but Seacrest is the worst of the two. The brown/black combo is a good one, unless you kill it like they did. Ryan’s jacket and shirt during the pre-show was just awful. There are no other words than awful.

Biggest surprises:
– Tilda Swinton’s and Marion Cotillard’s wins. Yep I didn’t pick them.

Not-so-big surprises:
– Javier Bardem, Daniel Day Lewis and Cohen brothers for director. No surprise at all.

Best trend:
–Red! Great shades of red worn by stars of all ages and done in an age-appropriate manner, minus Anne Hathaway, who needed to tear the flowers off her chest.

Favorite moments:
– Jon Stewart bringing back out one half of the Best Song duo to actually say an acceptance speech. Really, that was very sweet.

– Montages – yes there were too many, but it was nice to see a “list” of all the Best Picture, Actor, Actress and Supporting winners up to this point. Nice nostalgic walk down the aisle.

– “Once” Best Song performance. Powerful and sweet. Makes me want to rent the movie again.

That’s my list for this year. Big surprises (as always) but overall, I’m just glad there was some kind of ceremony. The Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday were also enjoyable, especially the Philip Seymour Hoffman/Rainn Wilson fight and Rainn’s audition tapes for Juno. Hilarious!

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Okay, I am little hurt that the experience of watching the Oscars in a construction zone and a kitty unfriendly environment did not make it to your blog. It will just have to be a bigger and better party next year. Oh dear, does that mean I actually have to make the dip next year?

    Thank you for being the human version of my Entertainment Weekly. I wouldn’t have known half the people without you!

  2. Bayjb says:

    Agree on the Jonah Hill/Seth Rogen presentation, very funny. Jon Stewart was good this year, considering he had 11 days to prepare, but still was understated. Playing Wii on the “big screen” though was funny.

    Marion’s dress was intricate but still just…too “Little Mermaid” for me.

    Also, what is up with feathers? Jessica Alba looked HUGE on TV with the feathers. Not exactly flattering either.

  3. Teresa says:

    Omigosh – I’m leaving my first blog comment – yay!! :)

    I would have to say that I hated Marion’s dress when I first saw it, but after seeing video of her in the press room afterwards, it really was a beautiful, intricate dress.

    Other priceless moments: everything that Jon Stewart does, Steve Carrell (hilarious) and Jonah Hill/Seth Rogan (double hilarious)

    Good show…

 

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