26 February 2007

and the Oscar goes to...

Did you see the Academy Awards? It was a bit of a bore, on the whole, with a few nice moments....Forrest Whittaker's speech, and of course Jennifer Hudson, the girl no one knew until American Idol, who took the best supporting actress award! Wow!
What the heck happened to Jack Nicolson's hair - he looked very Daddy Warbuck-like....and i have to say, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, could it have killed you to wash your greasy hair ( I mean hey, YOU were a presenter!!)
Oh yes, quite a few fashion disasters on the red carpet...Nicole and the gi-normous bow, looked rather like a tall Christmas present -Jennifer Hudson as disco vampire and POCKETS in her dress...Beyonce with all that green beading hijacking her dress, yikes! Oh, and poor Jodie Foster....should fire her stylist!! Her gown was underwhelming in color and style, same with Meryl Streep, with her funky but out-of-place jewelery. Penelope Cruz in that pink feather dress, the bottom sort of reminded me of those toliet tank dollies - funny when
Ellen tried to vacuum around her..... now let's see, the good - the two Kates, winslet and Cate blanchett, never fail to impress, marvelous! Helen Mirren glowed in a lovely gold gown and Reese Witherspoon and Maggie Gylennhal - simply lovely! Who else? (comments people, comments, let me know your faves) ah yes, Gweneth Paltrow, pretty in pink, and tres elegante!


I felt a bit sorry for actor Peter O'toole who, looked startling ancient, he has never won, i believe and he is such a great actor! Although I don't believe his performance was as great as Forrest Whittakers' portrayal of the Ugandan dictator....
So all in all, Ellen did fine, of all her tuxedo's i liked the white one, was'nt digging the first one, a high end version of a thrift store tuxedo! and the white shoes were strange.... she was a good host though, in her own way. I had a giggle when she came out with the Oscar carrier strapped on to her...any other funny moments...hmmmm oh yes, when Jack Black and Will Ferrell did that song....nice gag guys!
I noticed they changed the format of the show, usually starting with the film clip montage after the host's intro and then right on to best supporting actor. I always feel a bit emotional watching the montage of actors who died last year - Don Knotts, Maureen Stapleton........i'm drawing a blank on some others ( help me out in the comments someone). I was surprised Babel did'nt win, but since Scorsese won, the directors' movie always gets the award. I saw Babel which was quite good, but have yet to see The Departed, and I must go see The Queen too!

11 comments:

C said...

A bit of a snoozer last night, but I did end up watchig the whole show. (I always do)
Really wanted to see Marty win, that was the highlight of the show.
Jerry Seinfeld had a few good lines, wish he would host the Oscars sometime in the future.
Not too many great dresses on the red carpet, none that really said WOW.
I don't want to sound like a know it all, Jennifer Hudson won best supporting actress, you probably meant to say that.
Edith Bunker is still alive (Jean Stapleton), contrary to popular belief they were not sisters (Maureen and Jean) I always thought they were, they sort of looked alike.
All in all, it was ok, there's always next year! (Oscar's 80th next go around)

Tricia said...

oh, boy, thanks C, for the facts check... i goofed on a couple of em.
so, Edith is still around, good to know, i could a sworn they were sisters!

Anonymous said...

You forgot Jack Palance, Gavinwhat's his last name? He was in you favrite Christmas movie. There was also Ford I can't remember his first name, I think maybe Glen? Of coarse who can forget Robert Altman. These are just a few I remembered. Maybe someone else can come up with more?

diane said...

I don't remember the Oscars being so damn long! lol..but yes, I actually watched all of it (well..it was on in the background while I was attempting to get work done!)

I think my favorite dress was Jennifer Lopezs...GORGEOUS!

diane said...

oh, and I forgot to add...

Is there a new trend in hair- Re: Nicole Kidman and Gwenyth Paltrow- over one shouldar? hmm...

Vanessa said...

I am so glad I didn't watch and that I was able to rely on you for a perfectly lovely recap!!! Too bad you aren't ehre so we could go on a movie watching binge!!!

Vanessa said...

PS: I am annoyed that the long hair to the side is being used. I wear mine like that all of the time, and now they made it look trendy...although they looked lovely. I don't want to be the trendy hair to the side nerd.

Anonymous said...

the hair "to the side" look was not my favourite, it was odd looking with really long hair, she needs a hair cut!

C said...

Other actors that passed away, Darren McGavin, Bruno Kirby, he was the limo driver in Spinal Tap, it was so funny when he was talking to the band and they rolled up the window.

Was that Joe who is anonymous?

Tricia said...

oh yeah, Darren McGavin...the dad in 'The Christmas Story', he was so funny!
I love Spinal Tap!

Anonymous said...

gweneth looks like a sick mermaid
she is one of the worst actresses and needs a good stylist!

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