Oscars 2011: The Tele-Cast Thus Far, and Some Thoughts on the Winners

Hubby chose the start of the Oscar tele-cast to insist we finish doing the taxes.  Needless to say, this was a tad distracting.  With one eye on the flat-screen HDTV, therefore, self was kept running back and forth to her files of itemized receipts.  What little she saw (in between running and fetching for hubby) was:

  • Anne Hathaway absolutely stunning in a vivid red gown (only one of many many gown changes.  Hathaway’s last outfit, a super-clingy gray number, showed off every curve.  Self’s favorite of the actress’ various outfits was an ultra-modern, very shiny dark blue gown:  the material was stunning.  It looked like liquid metal —  if such a thing even exists)
  • Cate Blanchett in an incomprehensible pale lavender gown:  It looked like she was wearing a beaded picture frame.  In the center of the frame was Cate’s slender torso  (She herself was beautiful, though.  Self loved her hair, a very blonde classic bob)
  • “Wolfman” won for Best Make-Up.  Which is amazing, considering hardly anyone even saw the movie when it was in theaters.
  • Best Costume Design went to “Alice in Wonderland” (Try and give that Oscar to anyone else when a Tim Burton movie is nominated!  Just try!)
  • According to hubby, Melissa Leo (the avaricious Mom of “The Fighter”) won Best Supporting Actress, and Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for the same movie (YAY!!)

Of course, self could have been much more entertaining if she had been able to watch the awards being presented, instead of running back and forth with tax files, but beggars cannot be choosers.  She thinks there was a collage of spoofs on the Best Picture nominees which looked very funny —  the few seconds that she was able to catch, that is.

At least self still has a head on her shoulders.  And a roof over her head.  And is still ambulatory.  Dearest Mum says it would help tremendously if self reminded herself of her many blessings, on a daily basis.

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Several hours later …

As the world knows, “The King’s Speech” won the Oscar for Best Picture.  Why was self not jumping up and down for joy?  She did like the movie —  a lot.  But tonight’s win was a tad anti-climactic.  Self found herself secretly hoping “The Social Network” would sneak in somewhere.

Self was happy about Colin Firth winning Best Actor.  He did get off one zinger:  “I have a feeling my career just peaked.”  Afterwards, when the entire cast went on-stage with the producers to receive the Oscar for Best Picture, Firth was missing.  Might he have been suffering a meltdown backstage?

Melissa Leo was the Dark Horse of All Dark Horses, winning Best Supporting Actress and besting her co-star, Amy Adams, as well as that “breakthrough performer of the year,” the cute girl in “True Grit.”  Afterwards, self found that Leo had conducted a gutsy campaign on behalf of herself, in ads touting why she deserved to win the Oscar for her performance in “The Fighter.”  Chutzpah wins all!

James Franco was a really odd choice for Oscar co-host.  There he was, standing next to the most beautiful girl on the planet, and he displayed about as much excitement as a kid who’s being told his homework is due.  Gawker asks the million-dollar question:  Was he stoned???

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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