Monday, February 25, 2008
Oscar De La Booooring!
Hi Bloggy Friends!
Did you guys catch the Oscars last night? What a yawn, huh? I watched the whole thing, but thank goodness for tivo, I was able to fast forward through much of it. I'm not sure what the problem was - perhaps with the writer's strike there wasn't as much time to plan for it as they have had in previous years. Jon Stewart was great, but there were way too many video montages from years past.
My favorite moments of the evening were when Diablo Cody won as a screen writer for "Juno." It was neat to see a person just like you and me hit it "big." I could tell how thrilled and appreciative she was. That's always nice.
I was also thrilled to see Marion Cotillard win for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose". I was shocked to see how young and pretty she was outside of the movie. They really did a job of making her up for the role. If you haven't seen this movie, Bloggy Friends, make it a must-see on your Netflix queues!
My own personaly style award goes to Heidi Klum. I thought she looked radiant in her red dress, though I'm not sure what she was there? She doesn't have anything to do with the movies, and neither does Seal?
I have been watching the Oscars since I was a young child. I used to get all dressed up and set up a whole viewing area for my brother and I when they used to come on. We would clap for the winners and cry during emotional acceptance speeches. I wasn't too thrilled by them this year, but I guess I will cut them some slack because of the whole strike thing. It just seemed a little hurriedly put together.
I thought the Grammys were MUCH better.
Have a great night, Bloggy Friends!
In honor of Black History Month I would like to dedicate this blog to the fabulous Ms. Hattie McDaniel. Ms. McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Oscar for her portrayal of "Mammy," in "Gone With The Wind". Hattie McDaniel took a lot of heat for constantly portraying "stereotypical" black characters, but I believe she deserves mad props. She is one of my favorite big screen personalities ever! Check out the footage below of her big, history-making night!