So, you all know what the Academy Awards mean to me. Its like my superbowl if you will...
But I just have to say that this year was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. BORING. Blah. And for that, Id like to thank the most unqualified host ever: Jon Stewart. I can't even belive they gave him an encoreperformance after seeing how terrible last year went. Im sorry, I know there are lots of you out there who love this man. And Im not saying I don't. Just that, well, he's a little out of his element. The guy isn't an actor. He's not a frequent figure on the pop-culture scene. I just find his dry, sarcastic, subtle humor - to be opposite of our beloved Whoopi Goldburg, Billy Crystal, and Steve Martin types who usually do the job right! And that is why I Boo the academy this year. And I do believe this was the first time in 80 years that the show ended 15 minutes EARLY. And I blame that on Jon as well. (Because I don't know who else could possibly be responsible!)
So here is a recap of the Big wins:
Best Picture: No country for old men
Lead Actor: Daniel day lewis - there will be blood
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem - no country for old men
Lead Actress: Marion Cotillard - la vie en rose (Which I thought was the BIG SHOCK of the night!)
Supporting Actress: Tilda swinton - Michael Clayton
Directing: No country for old men
Musical Score: Atonement
Writing of origional screenplay: Juno
So overall, No country for old men was the top winner, which didnt surprise me at all. Cormac Macarthy was there with his seemingly gay little son (did anyone else notice that??) and I think he didnt get nearly the credit he deserved. I don't think anyone even thanked him in their acceptance speeches! Anyway, there wasnt really a HUGE film out there that I was dying to have win. Everything this year was so-so.
FASHION....hmmm. Also a big fat letdown. There were so many pregnant oscar attendees that it seems like must have accessory this year has transitioned from adopted orphan to a legit baby bump! Lets recap.
Jessica alba: pregnant, and apparently blind to the fact that she has heidi braids in her hair and giant hideous gold earings slapped onto both sides of her head. Her dress unfortunately is layered and heaped all over the place. Overall not completely terrible, but not 'WOW' either.
Hall of shame clearly belongs to Tilda Swinton this year. A one sleeved trash bag, no makeup, and slicked back pumpkin spice hair...she looks ready to trick or treat if you ask me.
*Also, in her acceptance speech she mentioned george clooneys costume donning plastic nipples when he played Batman. Not wise, Tilda my sweet - to bash the worlds favorite leading man by reminding us all of his biggest cinematic FLOP!
Cameron Diaz as usual, looked like she took an origami class on how to fold her very own Oscar dress. Why oh why can't she break free from the Pony Tail??? She seriously needs to get some sexy back.
Ellen Page...dear oh dear. I actually preferred you as pregnant Juno. She looks sloppy, homemade, and a little too flapper girl for my taste! And she was 'the little engine that could' this year - so I was rather disappointed she didn't try harder to look a little fancy.
My vote of "Unforgivable crimes against fashion" goes to the following:
1. Diablo Cody. I cant even put anyone else in this category with her, she was just hideous. Jane of the jungle dress, disgusting stripper tattoo all over her arm/shoulder, blinding white thighs poking out with every step she took. Stringy black boring hair that hung in and around her face, and crazy costume jewelry. Top it off with a highly emotional "thanks to my mom and dad for always accepting how messed up i was" speech, and there you have her.
As for my "Vote of Flawlessness" it goes to the following:
1. Renee Zellweger
2. Keri Russell
3. Laura Linney
4. Cate Blanchett
So there it is. Im sure you are all wondering why you bother to loyally tune in to my blog after reading this, but you are my friends and you knew this obsession already existed from an early age. And I only said what you all were thinking anyway, admit it!