Hi Bloggy Friends,
The banter went on a little too long as well. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin did a great intro and Doogie... I mean Neil Patrick Harris' song and dance in the beginning was fantastic, but the speeches prior to the announcement of best actor and actress were unnecessary. It's already a tad bit annoying to see enormously wealthy people winning awards, but do we really need to hear another speech about how awesome they are?
Sandra Bullock. I love how she tied in funny tidbits when she started to get weepy. I was also touched when she threw "sexual orientation" into the mishmash of unconventionals who still deserve to be loved. My least favorite speech was Jeff Bridges. It was just dull.
Now let's talk fashion. In my opinion, the most striking beauty was Meryl Streep, who set records with her 16th Academy Award nomination. I know her dress was simple compared to many others, but I think she looked absolutely radiant in her draped white gown designed by Project Runway alum Chris March. Remember him?
I've seen people rave about it all day, but my least favorite gown was worn by Zoe Saldana from Avatar. She's an extraordinary beauty, but the purple, froofy dress by Givenchy director Riccardo Tisci just didn't wear well. When she was standing on stage, the slit, which should have been to the side, was jutting right up the middle. It looked like a gaudy pair of bell bottoms Cher would have worn on her variety show with Sonny. I was also slightly offended by Molly Ringwald's look. I think she borrowed her jewelry from Xena Warrior Princess.
The biggest surprise of the evening for me was seeing Kathryn Bigelow take home both the top director and Best Picture trophy for the Hurt Locker. I saw the film a few weeks ago and it didn't do much for me. I can't help being excited for her, though, especially since she is the first woman to walk away with the Best Director award. You go, girl.
What are your thoughts on the evening festivities? I'm always in the mood for some good dish.
Have a great day.