I’m foregoing the live blog this year as it keeps me from actually enjoying the show itself. Instead I’m tracking random thoughts that pop up during the night.
5:34pm – While 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is not short on attitude, I do love that she picked her dress because it was “sparkly and fluffy” and that she didn’t let a stylist talk her out of carrying a puppy purse named Sammy.
5:45pm – It’s Daniel Radcliffe! Cutiepie! And, bless his heart, one of the few people shorter than Ryan Seacrest.
5:59pm – How cute is it that Joseph Gordon-Levitt came with Sally Fields? I’m always surprised how low his voice is. Read more
It’s Oscar week! Instead of looking at all the big films that everybody knows, I thought we should celebrate by looking at some of the shorts that are nominated. Paperman from Disney is a lovely little piece that combines old school hand drawings with CG technology. It’s a sweet story that’s worth 6 minutes of your time. Enjoy!
Happy 100th Birthday, Gene Kelly! You’ve given me many happy hours over the years.
Choosing what clip to share is incredibly difficult when there are so many great moments. Most people associate Kelly with the movie Singing in the Rain and its iconic title number. And that is a classic routine. And just as fascinating behind the scenes. (Kelly had a fever of 103 while performing; they added milk to the water to make it show up on camera) But as awesome as it is, I don’t think it’s the best number in the movie cause the film is packed with great performances. Read more
Chick 1 says:
It's today! It's today! Time to watch the rich and famous congratulate themselves for being rich and famous. And maybe provide some entertainment for us, the unwashed masses. - (Little tech glitch, not sure why the entries are not loading in order)
It’s your turn now.
What did you think of the broadcast? Was Bill funny? Who was the best presenter?
What did you think of the nominees? Did the right ones win?
No shocker – The Artist wins Best Picture.
So many other deserving pics. But Tom Cruise is still looking pretty good for almost 50.
Well, hello Mr Firth! How did I miss you on the red carpet?
Finally! Meryl’s been overdue for another statue for a while.
Natalie Portman – you are looking good.
And Best Actor goes to (sigh) Jean Dujardin for The Artist.
I am tired of this. Too many other deserving films other than The Artist.
In Memorium, well done.
Michael Douglas presents Best Director to Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist.
The Bridesmaid cast present Best Short Film to The Shore
And Best Short Animated Film to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
And Best Documentary Short to Saving Face
And Best Original Screenplay to Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
Angelina Jolie (work it work it) presents Best Adapted Screenplay to The Descendents.
Jim Rash – work it work it.
Thank you Will Ferrell and Zach Galifanaikis for doing what you do.
And for giving Figwit aka Bret McKenzie the Oscar for Best Original Score.
Now this is the kind of technology that gets my little geeky heart going pitter-patter! Perfect for travelers/movie fans. I don’t even own a smartphone (hope to by January, random, I know) but I will definitely be buying this app.
By now you know that Sandra Bullock won the Oscar for Best Actress Sunday night. Her acceptance speech was humble and touching and she looked fabulous. But did you know that she also received another prestigous award on Saturday and by winning both back to back she actually set a record?
On Saturday the annual Razzie Awards were held in Los Angeles to celebrate the very worst Hollywood has to offer. Bullock was nominated for her performance in All About Steve and, in keeping with her self-depricating humor, she showed up to accept. She was charming and her appearance was the highlight of the evening. You can check it out below. And, yes, she is the only actor to win an Oscar and a Razzie in the same year. Read more