Nice to see Michelle Obama's bangs come out tonight.
"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.Ē
I slacked on watching the nominated movies this year. I saw Beasts of the Southern Wild, Anna Karenina, Brave and *Skyfall (it just had the song nom)*. That's it. I wanted Anna Karenina to win for costume design. I was blown away by the clothing, but other than that I reserved my judgement. I hope to watch several of the other movies soon.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??
I liked the back of Anne Hathaway's dress but the nipple situation took away from everything else.
I was disappointed with Kerry Washington's choice of dress.
Not impressed with Seth.
Oddest looking pairing of the night: Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman.
Jennifer Hudson was amazing.
Adele looked the best she has ever looked.
Glad Christoph won.
Glad Argo won because I think Ben Affleck has taken a beating from Hollywood over the years and I personally have always liked him.
Why didn't they have someone helping the women up the stairs like they do at many of the other award shows? I hope after Jennifer Lawrence's trip they realize they could have prevented that embarassment for her.
I knew daniel would win. he only plays in movies where he got a shot at an oscar. or as a favor to martin scorsese (which is still always has a shot at an oscar)
he could had played margret thatcher.
I think every few years he just decides that he needs a new Oscar and starts calling people up to find out what roles sound good.
I dont know what that dude does. i know he is very selective in the roles he plays, but will make special request for friends. he was actually semi-retired when ole buddy marty called him up to play bill the butcher in gangs of new york.
i totally forgot that they use to nominate 10 films. i think the movies back them were worthy of the nominations. movie quality has gone down hill over the years. i know for me the increase of best films is not needed. did the hangover really deserve that recognition? i dont think so!
i think ben affleck is a better writter/director then actor. gone baby gone was amazing! when i saw it i knew this was what he was meant for. i think matt is the better actor and the two of them could make hollywood a better place.
when more jennifer fell i lost my breath! she recovered nicely. it reminded me of my college graduation when this dude fell walking across stage, everyone stood up and gave hom a standing ovation kinda like jennifer lawrence got.
I've been thinking about this and I have a theory. I think the goal that they give Oscar hosts nowadays is not possible to achieve. They pick bitingly sarcastic people with dark humor (nothing wrong with that style btw) and then ask them to be respectful but funny. The chosen host doesn't know how to balance that so it is always awkward. The audience is not a crowd that likes to be made fun of. They ask the hosts to be edgy but then, for instance, tell them that the show will look back at musicals all night. They want them to bring in a young audience while balancing the older audience interests while being funny and entertaining to both groups. That sounds like an impossible order to me.