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!