Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Alec Baldwin, Best Short Documentary Speech, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Hurt Locker, James Cameron, Jeff Bridges, John Hughes, Kathryn Bigelow, Lauren Bacall, Mo'Nique, Oscar, Oscar review, Oscar's Kanye West Moment, Sandra Bullock, Steve Martin, Zoe Saldana on March 8, 2010 |
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Biggest Winner: Kathryn Bigelow not only made history as the first female Best Director but snatched Best Picture from her ex-husband James Cameron moments later…
Best Morning-After Joke: “The only thing James Cameron won was Best Ex-Wife.”
Best Dresses: Sandra Bullock & Cameron Diaz dressed to win, matching Oscar’s gold…
Most Curious Fashion Trend: Ruffly Can-Can dancer skirts that even the likes of Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Banks and Demi Moore Can’t-Can’t easily walk in
Biggest Interruption: Long-winded speech by producer cutting in on Best Short Documentary winner; dubbed by some as Oscar’s Kanye West moment…No one had time to finish their speeches!
Best visuals: A tie: Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin whipping out 3-D glasses to ‘see’ James Cameron plus Alec and Steve ‘glimpsed backstage’ in their ‘Snuggie.’
Most Moving Moments: Mo’nique’s speech, John Hughes’ tribute, Barbra Streisand handing Kathryn Bigelow her Oscar, the Irish Sound man from Hurt Locker, Jeff Bridges thanking his mom & dad, the standing ovation for Lauren Bacall…
Lines of the night: Bacall (regrettably relegated to making her Oscar speech on tape): “The prospect of a two-legged man in my bedroom is almost too exciting”; Robin Williams: “One of many balls being held in Hollywood tonight”; Bigelow: “The moment of a lifetime;” Steve Martin: “This show was so long, Avatar now takes place in the past.”
PS: Thanks to blog fave CAITLIN for reminding us of past Oscar ‘disgraces’ including Rob Lowe singing with Snow White, Liz Taylor blowing off the nominee names for Best Picture and acceptance speeches in the aisles… And to BRIDGET for alerting us to Sandra Bullock’s double Oscar/Razzie win…Plus thanks to MARY for sending in the Kanye Moment link and passing along the James Cameron joke; & CAITLIN again for Top 10 Oscar mysteries from last night explained… Let us know your Oscar pic.s & pans for this year of years…
(photos: nymag.com, eoline.com, nj.com, bnd.com)
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Anna Kendrick, Christoph Waltz, George Clooney, James Cameron, Jeff Bridges, Kathryn Bigelow, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Oscar predictions, Sandra Bullock on March 6, 2010 |
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THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMENTS ON EUGENIO VOLPE’S AWESOME POST; SCROLL DOWN FOR EUGENIO PLUS ORIGINAL ART BY TOM DEININGER…
CELEBRITIES IN THE RACE by Elizabeth Searle
It’s a race without much disgrace this year. While Sandra Bullock has struggled through her husband’s messy custody battle, and while best-actor nominee Morgan Freeman stars in a scandal of his own involving his alleged affair with his step-grandaughter, the main human drama gripping Hollywood this Oscar weekend is whether Kathryn Bigelow will beat out her womanizing ex-husband (James Cameron, of the Titanic-sized talent and ego) to become the first female ‘Best Director.’ Cameron himself says she deserves it.
But what of the acting races? Do you put your money on Meryl Streep or Sandra Bullock? (And will they share another awards-night kiss, whoever wins?) Jeff Bridges or George Clooney?
The New York Times attempts to take a scientific method by using ‘hunch and history‘ in its Oscar picks– but admits that the supporting catagories are always up for grabs. My bets are on Bullock, Bridges, Bigelow. Also Avatar and in those tricky supporting races: Anna Kendrick and Christoph Waltz.
What do your own hunches tell you? Who will win– and/or, who ‘should’ win…?
(photos: thewrap.com, justjared.buzznet.com, panasianbiz.com)
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