Monday, March 08, 2010

Oscar 2010 recap

I skipped last year's Oscar recap because I was on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans catching beads during last year's Carnival weekend and almost skipped this year because it was so doggone boring. Feel free to check out previous year's reports for more entertainment.
Let's just start off with a Why The Hell? The Neil Patrick Harris opening number with the Bugsy Berkley dance was stupid stoopid, overworked and completely unnecessary as was the godawful interpretive dance session that gives all award shows a bad name. No wonder the show goes so long!
Jack Nicholson is usually the overworked go-to live audience shot but with his absence this year (plus Brad and Angie), there seemed to be a dedicated George Clooney camera to record his every reaction, laugh, forehead crease and eye wrinkle.
Lots of chiffon dresses with voluminous fabric, some pretty and some not necessarily flattering. Demi Moore's dress was really pretty but the color was wrong.

Sandra Bullock looked very glamorous and her dress looked better on stage than the red carpet. More silvery and shimmery.

Sandra's acceptance speech for winning Best Actress for her role in The Blind Side was touching and humorous. She acknowledged "the moms that take care of the babies and the children, no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked" which was her role in the movie but perhaps a personal thought since she and husband Jesse James are raising his daughter from his sometimes jailed porn star ex.

Geez Louise, the music was so horrible. The orchestra played Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman" when the first ever female (Kathryn Bigelow) won Best Director for Hurt Locker. Really? Helen Fuckin' Reddy?

Shakin' my head and going to bed because I stayed way too late last night for no good reason.


Kittie Howard said...

As always, you're spot on. I especially liked Penelope Cruz's dress. Don't understand why Demi went with that color...USAToday said as you said. I'm clueless as to how Sandra Bullock got hooked up with that biker guy. Guess love really is blind. Anyway, as you said, the Awards were boring. Finally clicked off the tube and went to bed.

Kimberly said...

I have to ask - who gives a shit if a woman finally won best director? I am all for equal whatever but I mean really...? Btw, she had an Adam's apple.

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