Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's Oscar Time!

It's that time of year again. The Holy Grail of awards season has arrived...Oscar! That gorgeous golden man is here to make Hollywood dreams come true.

Welcome to my Third Annual Oscars Live Blog post! {You can read the First and Second Annual Oscars posts here and here.} I'll be bringing you some of the fashion do's and don'ts from the red carpet and my thoughts on the ceremony itself. Personally, I can't wait to see Anne and James host the show and given Anne's penchant for singing, I'm pretty sure we'll get a musical opening number. Yay!

Here we go!

{As time, tweeting and available photos permit, I'll be live-blogging from now until the ceremony's final "Good night!". Just keep hitting refresh and scroll down. Or don't. It all depends on how much pop culture you can handle in one evening.}

It makes me so happy to see a young actress dressed so appropriately. Well done, Hailee! Dear Miley Cyrus fans, take a memo.

I am a fan of pretty much anything Amy Adams does and I will definitely watch "The Fighter" when it comes out on DVD. I love this beautiful old Hollywood look. Navy was a brave and beautiful choice with that gorgeous hair.

Oooooh, Anne! And look! She brought her own Oompa Loompa!

Seriously, she's stunning. I wonder if Rachel Zoe dressed her this year or if she took this awards season off since she's prego.

Hello, Weight Watchers? Sign me up.

I still think it is so cool that she didn't even make it to the final group on American Idol, but has won an Oscar. Nicely done on all counts, Jennifer.

So this dress is fantastic, in my opinion. A great color for her, flowy, walking down the red carpet she even made it look like it's comfortable.

But then we move in closer...

Listen, I am all for an extra decorative "flair" on the bodice of a dress, but this one is just...awkward.

I'm kind of disappointed that Helena didn't bring more of the crazy this year. The hair, the bodice, the clutch disguised as a fan, it's all very pretty!

Yes. Yes to the dress. Yes to the hair {even if it is a bit Barbarella}. Yes to the makeup. YES.

I'm not sure how I feel about this and  I need your help. On one hand, lovely color and bead work. On the other hand, freaky beaded embroidery hoop bodice. Your thoughts?

I am a big fan of this.

And it's not just because she absolutely kills it on "Glee" {although she totally does}, but I love the modern, sleek simplicity of it all. Beautiful and chic.

Yeeeeeeah, I'm going to need to borrow Natalie's stylist when it's my turn to have a baby. Bless her heart, she sounds so worn out in all her red carpet interviews so far. I predict a total emotional meltdown if she wins Best Actress.

Helen Mirren knocked it out of the park last year.

Ohhhhh, love. Well done, Dame Mirren.

Jesse James, you are an idiot.

8:31 p.m.
Here we go! Start the show....

8:42 p.m.
A.) James must be as high as the kite those kids flew in "Mary Poppins".
B.) I'm going to need my hair to look like Anne's come this summer.
C.) The intro was nice enough but WHERE'S MY MUSICAL NUMBER?

8:56 p.m.
It's refreshing to see Hollywood pay tribute to a legend like Kirk Douglas and have him present an award. Such a charmer!

Okay, now I really can't wait to see "The Fighter". Hooray for Melissa!

9:08 p.m.
And the Best Animated Feature goes to....well, duh.

I still haven't seen it, but only because I've heard it will make me cry more than "Up" and I just can't handle that right now.

9:11 p.m.
During the commercial, let's feature a recent comment {actually, the only comment thus far, where is everyone?} from my friend Christina, "Maybe if they all 'put a bird on it' the dresses would have a little more flare this year..."

True. So true.

9:22 p.m.
Hey Oscar producers, speed it up. This is taking a sweet forever. Move it along, please!

9:25 p.m.
Anne + gorgeous voice + "Les Miserables" = Happy Leslie
Also, I think Lea Michelle may have some competition for the lead in the revival of "Funny Girl."
Furthermore, I like the tuxedo with the high pony. {picture to come}

9:32 p.m.
This just in: I'm pretty sure my mom has seen more of the nominated movies than I have. What kind of topsy turvy world is this?!

9:44 p.m.
So far, "The Social Network" has won for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. I both thoroughly enjoyed and was intensely disturbed by that film. Aaron Sorkin wrote a brilliant screenplay and the music was haunting. If you have a Facebook account {or even if you don't}, you really should see it.

10:02 p.m.
And the first tears of my night go to....the favorite songs in movies montage! I'm a sucker for montages anyway but throw a good movie song in and you best pass the tissues.

10:21 p.m.
BEST USE OF AUTO TUNE EVER. But this still doesn't count as the musical number I was waiting for.

10:36 p.m.
Inception was a great movie.
It totally deserved Best Visual Effects.

Yadda yadda yaddda.
I'm bored.

10:52 p.m.
Okay, the funniest event of tonight might just be the "Modern Family" Oscars promo that tags on to the one they did last year. Here's the one from last year...

I can't embed this year's video yet, but you can go see it by clicking here.

And if you're not already watching this show, for the love of all that is hilarious, why? Why are you not bringing joy and laughter to your life?

11:04 p.m.
Further proof that James is totally oblivious to what's going on around him via some sort of pharmaceutical. From my friend Becca's Tumblr...

"Can't even open his eyes for Oprah."

11:36 p.m.
I'm throwing in the towel. I'm going to go shore myself up for the sobbing that is soon to come once the PS 22 school choir sings "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" to end the show. I'll come back tomorrow and add more to this post, so be sure to check back....Thanks for watching with me!


  1. van der Meer...Always sounds good8:52 PM

    Maybe if they all "put a bird on it" the dresses would have a little more flare this year...

  2. So this is the mother in the Fighter?? OMG! Talk about a transformation! Great movie and loved, loved Amy Adams!

  3. Loves me some Jennifer Hudson, but the skinnier version just doesn't look as happy.

  4. I feel a bit more informed and thoroughly entertained after reading your takes. No TV = No Oscars. Maybe they'll re-air them on like all the other TV I watch. I'm guessing you only picked the lovely people and their lovely dresses or else it seems as though no one (other than that lady with the fan purse) made the worst dressed list.

  5. Oh just kidding about everyone looking lovely--just saw Nicole Kidman's and Michelle William's dresses. Bring on the fug!

  6. Ok, last comment! Josh Brolin's navy tuxedo makes me think of "Father of the Bride" when George thinks he bought an Armani tux and Frank informs him that Armani doesn't make a "nahh-vy tux-a-do".

  7. oh no sarah, I'm moving Cate Blanchette to the top of the list. Although I do agree with you on the black dress. IMHO, Jennifer Hudson knocks it out of the park this year. Feminine, glamorous! She's rockin that "I'm here to stay" look!

  8. Anonymous2:38 PM

    I have to agree with Blake. One of the things I loved most about Jennifer Hudson was how comfortable she was in her healthy body. Good for her for losing the weight, but now she looks just like every other hollywood stick.

    My favorite look of the night is a tie between Anne in her red gown and Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren should be giving lessons to these young girls on how to conduct oneself with DIGNITY and GRACE.


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