Firstly, congrats to Carla T, winner of Girl Talk by Nicole O'Dell. Carla, email me your addy, girl!
Okay, so Oscar's. Did you watch?
I was all excited to see Billy Crystal at the helm again, but…I was bored. Bad bored.
I thought Billy did well. Certainly better than Anne Hathaway and Franco from General Hospital. But the show still seemed lacking. I wanted the opening montage to be more. I wanted the top of J-Lo's dress to be more…
Very exciting to see Hugo win all those awards. But.
Not one Hugo award involved a mention of the book or author. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is one of the most fabulously written and illustrated books. I was sad for the author. He deserved major recognition. Everyone associated with Hugo who won said something to the effect of, “I wouldn't be here without Martin Scorsese.” Well, Marty & his eye brows wouldn't be there without a guy named Brian Selznick.
I was THRILLED to see Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords fame win best song for “Man or Muppet.” I had no idea he was involved in the movie. Is Flight of the Conchords even on anymore?
Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow's presenting moment…awkward. Really, lots of awkward moments Sunday night.
My favorite part of the evening was the new JCPenney commercials with Ellen. Hilarious. And so well-written.
And this one:
There are a few more, I believe on YouTube. Plus some fake outtakes that are good.
What about the dresses on Oscar night?
J-Lo's was ridiculous, and I don't care who says what, she had stuff showing that should not have been making appearances on live TV. I really liked Michelle Williams' dress. I'm not into an extra layer at the hips. I personally stay away from that on all my evening gowns. But it looked cute on her. I like how unHollywood she seems to be. I get the feeling she probably watches the LA crowd and rolls her eyes a lot. Probably texts Busy Phillips all sorts of Blind Items. Minus the Blind.
My favorite dress was worn by Penelope Cruz. Really classy.
I thought someone needed to give Angelina Jolie and Rose Byrne from Bridesmaids (she's Australian?!) something to eat. I would've liked Kristin Wiig's dress if it had tiny straps. It was a little too…saggy up north. Everyone is going nuts over Rooney Mara's dress, but I didn't care for it. Plus, I thought it would've been more fun if she had shown up in character. With the dragon tattoo and no eyebrows.
Everyone has really been praising Viola Davis's dress choices at events lately as well. I think she is awesome for going wigless and keeping the hair natural, but her dress choices could be summed up in one word: boobies.
I love being on Twitter for events like that. It's like one big water cooler.
I struggle with blogging anymore because I tend to say it all on Twitter. So if you missed it, here's my Twitter breakdown of Oscar time:
Meryl got cheated out of Julie & Julia. This is the Academy's redo. It's like putting OJ in jail for theft. #Oscars
The French are so kissy. (Note to self: Invite Jean Dujardin to next dinner party…)
You would have LOVED the graphics tonight. Amazing. Best thing about the awards so far.
Love that Reese Witherspoon just gave a shoutout to one of my fave movies, Overboard. “Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh.” #oscars
Leave it to the comedians to be the first to acknowledge the author/book that led to the movie. #oscars
RT @Annalisa_: Why is Angelina sticking her leg out like that??//Doesn't have the strength to stand. Has to prop herself up.
Oh, Angelina. Praying for you a cheeseburger right now. #oscars
What in the WORLD is that clanging noise that's been going on the entire broadcast? Lindsey Lohan trying to get in? #oscars
Undefeated wins documentary!!! WOOO! Volunteer coaches healing at-risk kids through football.
J-Lo needs to cover the girls up and Brad Pitt needs to cut his hair. #oscars
Ryan Seacrest's probably watching Cirque thinking, “I could do that.” #multitasker
You know it's bad when they bring out the puppets. #Oscars
Okay, so what about your Oscar highs and lows? What did you enjoy? What make you shake your head?