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Monday, February 25, 2008

And the Oscar goes to...Another movie I never heard of!

What is with the blood and gore this year? And does "No Country For Old Men" really belong in a league with "Casablanca", "Rebecca", "Gone with the Wind". I think in the name of "cool", Hollywood has lost touch with reality -- well, this implies they ever had touch and I'm not sure they did. But America wants to root for a winner we can get behind -- you know, a movie we've actually seen!

But anyway, who cares? We all tune in to see the dresses anyway, do we not? Daniel Day-Lewis looks as good as he did the last Oscar he won and that was eons ago. My favorite dress for the evening was a tie between Nicole Kidman (who is pregnant no less!) and Calista Flockhart. I liked Hilary Swank's too, and she is usually not a great dresser, so more power to her!

My favorite all-time dress ever was Cate Blanchett's pale yellow Valentino (shown above!) Anyway, what say you, gals. Favorites?

I did love Jon Stewart's hosting. He cracks me up.
posted at 1:23 AM  
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At 3:19 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

I'd be excited if a movie I had any desire to see won an Oscar. Many moons ago, I dated an entertainment writer. We went to see artsy movies and rented all the nominated movies. That was the year "The English Patient" was nominated. That was depressing enough, at least one of the others was both depressing and shockingly sexually graphic (Breaking Waves, maybe?). Oh my word! I wished I could have melted into the floor.

I would have been satisfied with a nice sweet movie like "August Rush" winning.

As for dresses, Tilda Swinton scared me. Maybe it's leftover fear from the White Witch in Narnia, but I could not figure out if she just wrapped a bolt of black cloth around herself and patted her face with flour or what. The lady who wrote Juno was also kind of scary, mainly because I wasn't sure where the slit in that dress was going to stop.

I was glad to see Miley Cyrus wasn't dressed as a Britainy Spears in training.

My favorite, I think, was Renee Zelwiger (misspelled, I'm sure). Nicole Kidman was classy, too. The necklace she wore, surely on loan, contained a total of 7645 diamonds including rough, faceted, and polished diamonds, which total nearly 1400 carats. (Source: PRN, AP). Can you imagine?

At 7:25 AM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

Ok here i am showing my ignorance.
the only thing i know about the oscars this year is Caite Blanchet didn't win! Shes an aussie so i was hoping.
we will get some of the stuff in the paper tomorrow but as we no longer get one of the channels we didn't get it broadcasted.
Im glad you like the Aussies.

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I flipped it on a for just a few minutes and did see Nicole Kidman, that dress was amazing.

I also saw the horrible dress that Jennifer Hudson had on. THAT did not look good on her.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Jennifer Hudson has way too much boobage for white on top. Just saying. I didn't realize Cate was an Aussie! I LOOVE her. Why is Tilda so scary looking, does anyone know? It's not just the white witch thing,though she was fabulous in that. But it's that she doesn't wear eyeliner or something, I don't know.

I never saw The English Patient. I'm sick of shocking though, aren't you? I liked the princess movie this year and the one about the widow writer. It's Monday and I haven't finished my coffee yet. LOL

At 11:41 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I forgot it was on! But Fox News this morning said it was a total bore.

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

It was maybe a bore, but I enjoyed it. Jon was hilarious. I LOVE his brand of humor. I think worse than boring, it was just dark. Hollywood has forgotten it's supposed to be entertainment, to take us away from our problems, not make us feel worse.

Sheesh. I did enjoy the musical numbers, with the exception of what won, I forwarded right through that. LOL

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Amy said...

I forgot to watch!:)

Um, I loved the English Patient though from many years back, but I must confess that I love wildly dramatic and emotional films.

Like Atonement, which despite a bit of sex was a top notch film. At least I thought it was excellent. I'm happy to see it won best score, because I'm absolutely in love with that rich, gorgeous music.

At 1:50 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Didn't even know it was on until it was half-way gone. Never actually turned on the set. Think it might have to do with the fact that Al Gore somehow won an award last year. Or was that the year before? lol...don't know, don't care.

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

I just watched part of it- I really hate the movies that get nominated. Ratatouille was cute, though!

Tilda scared me as well. As a redhead, I was completely disgusted. *shudder*

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Gracie said...

My mom and I watched it last night because nothing else was on. I rarely watch movie awards on television, so I was suprised when it turned out to be entertaining. Though I'm out of tune when it comes to stars, I did recognize Cate Blanchet from several movies. She looks so elegant!

The best part of the Oscars, in my opinion, was when they showed the seventy-nine previous Oscar winning movies. Mom recognized a few of the older ones, and our family had seen some of the others. But when they showed The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King as the 2003 Oscar, I screamed! That movie is my favorite of all time, and seeing it during the Oscars gave me thrills.

Most of this years nominees didn't seem very good, though I admit to seeing Ratatouille and Enchanted. : )

At 12:52 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

The dresses I loved are Helen Mirren Ruby Red dress and Saoirse Ronan Light green dress, Saoirse looked like a doll!. But I don't know who she is or what movie she had played in. :)


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