You know I love an awards show and last night was Hollywood’s biggest. Now, I’m right in the middle of a “House of Cards – Season 2″ binge so it was hard to tear myself away for 3 1/2 hours of rich people patting each other on the back but I forced myself. Thought Ellen did a decent enough job. I like comedy that’s a little edgier but that’s not Oscars’ style. Loved the selfie with all the stars and yes, I was one of the some two million people who retweeted it. “Stars: They’re Just Like Us!”
Found Jared Leto’s speech to be wonderfully heartfelt and Lupita N’yongo’s to be an extension of the sweet young woman she appears to be. Although I do always find it amusing that stars think somehow their stardom is enough to inspire the troubled people or parts of our world to rise above said troubles. As if celebrity is the unviersal answer. Yep, it was too long. Please Oscar producers on behalf of tired movie lovers everywhere, kill the montages. The show doesn’t have to have a theme. Last night’s was heroes and villians or something like that. Handing out awards is theme enough. Probably didn’t need Bette singing after the dead actors montage and while I do love Pink, you coulda cut the “Wizard of Oz” tribute song. The pizza bit was too long, they need to space out the big awards better, and I can’t even with Travolta butchering Idina Menzel’s name. Embarrassing to say the least. But I did think the Academy got it right with the acting awards. Matthew McConaughey is having an incredible career resurgence. “Dallas Buyers Club” is very good, as was “Mud” and you need to be watching “True Detective” with him and Woody Harrelson on HBO. Leto was excellent in “Dallas”, too. Cate Blanchett can do no wrong in my book. I believe she is one of the finest actresses working today. And while I have not yet worked up the courage to watch “12 Years a Slave”, I am quite taken with its award winning star, Lupita, if for no other reason than she is such a gorgeous fashionista. “Gravity” deserved every technical award and then some (in fact, I think it may have won all of them!) and as infectious as “Happy” by Pharrell Williams is, “Let it Go” is a beautiful song and my daughter and her friends know every single word. The fashion didn’t disappoint either. Lupita was stunning in ice blue and that headband is a perfect punctuation.
I think this is the best Sandra Bullock has ever looked on a red carpet with soft curls instead of her pin straight hair and a beautifully draped blue gown.
But it is Miss Charlize that will win my vote again this year. (She snagged it last year in a white Dior). This black Dior, those diamonds, that face, the attitude. Flawless, girl.
Now back to “House of Cards!”