Monday, February 28, 2011

Who Loves the Oscars? Kristina Loves the Oscars.

I LOVE THE OSCARS.  And I may never forgive my two adorable children for making me miss the first half of the 2011 Oscars (although judging from the video clips I dug up of Franco and Hathaway hosting, maybe I should be thanking them.)

One thing I have to say, I loved the stage.  The main stage with the lights in the floor was really my favorite thing of all time.  I just adored it.  They did great on the set design this year, it really was magical.

Best Presenter was def. Jeff Bridges.  First off, doesn't he just have the best voice?  Second off, he is Kevin Flynn aka looks awesome in a neon tracksuit at 30 and even better in his spiritual lideresque glowy cloak at 60 (don't tell me you haven't seen the new tron and yes I have a thing for old dudes). At any rate, Bridges Oscar presentation was personal, sweet and heartfelt.
Love love love this picture, BTW, talk about deer in headlights.   Jeff's rockin the beard (and yes Natalie Portman was absolutely stunning in her bump friendly gown)

Worst presenter There were some pretty awkward moments this year but I don't think anything was more awkward than James Franco the whole night.  He is saying now how he doesn't care if he was the worst host in Oscar History, but by golly I had to sit through that and I care!  Someone needs to put together an intervention for that boy.  I was so relieved when Billy Crystal came on stage because I thought for one glorious moment they had called the bullpen and begged him to relieve Franco.

Best Acceptance Speech Lot of beautiful speeches this year.  Christian Bale was pretty cute getting choked up over his wife, Colin Firth (who I have been dying to see win an oscar!) did a magnificent job, but honestly my favorite was from directer Tom Hooper.  And I'm not usually impressed by directors!  (Spielburg did a fantastic job presenting the award for best picture, however!)

Worst Acceptance Speech Melissa Leo.  Yeah, we were all surprised you won too after your little "vote for me" stunt, but dropping the f-bomb is so cheap.  Get some class girl.

Last year I really focused on best and worst dressed at the Oscars (Ironic since I have no sense of fashion whatsoever) but honestly this year there weren't any dresses that stood out to me as total misses.  Okay I have already started lying, there was one.  And it was so horrid I haven't been able to find a picture of it online.   This is two years in a row Kathryn Bigelow has made my worst dressed list.  Now, I know she isn't an actress, and so the pressure for her to wear the big wow gown is off, but honestly sister!  You are at the OSCARS.  You are presenting an AWARD!  Please put a little more thought into what you are going to wear! Last year she sported an early 90s prom dress and this year she sported a 1970s potato sack.  So dissappointing.  I will most likely never attend the Oscars, yet I feel I have put more thought into my Oscar dress than this woman!
Speaking of, guess who was wearing my dress this year?  Hailee Steinfeld.
Keep in mind this isn't my Best Dressed pick, but this is my "closest to what Kristina would wear if ever she attended the Oscars" pick.  I love love love this and it is eerily similar to many of my oscar dress sketches.  No I will not share them with you.

Well I am feeling too totally lazy to pull up all the pictures for you, so if you are really curious google is your friend.

Best dressed
Halle Berry- always stunning!
michelle williams
Scarlett Johansen
Mandy Moore
MOST of Anne Hathaway, minus that 20's flapper dress with the fringe all over.  Was not a fan of that one.

on the fence
(I really want to like it but just can't bring myself to)
Cate Blanchett
nicole kidman
Florence Welch

(got a lot of press but didn't impress me much)
jennifer lawrence (she looked like an oscar tribute to Pamela Anderson in Baywatch)
Celine Dione

Worst dressed
Kathryn Bigelow -- already vented about this.
Sandra Bullock -- Mostly her hair.  Why Sandra, why?
Marisa Tomel -- pretty sure this was her prom dress from the early 80s that she had handy in her closet.
Melissa Leo -- I really wanted to like it, but the high colar and the giant design were too much.  I hope to see a really elegant lace dress at the oscars some day, but this wasn't the day.

Well that is my little schpiel about the second half of the Oscars.  Did I mention I loooove the oscars?


Steven and Natasha Hopkins said...

I checked your blog first thing this morning looking for this post I am glad you were able to put one up for me! Not going to lie, I missed the pictures.

Kristina said...

If I have 10 minutes of free time tomorrow I will put some up just for you. But don't hold your breath.

Peterson's said...

I liked Jennifer Hudson's dress, but she didn't make ANY of your lists! Haha! I recorded on my DVR only to find that when I went to start it halfway though (missing the commercials is a must for me) it WASN'T being recorded, so I started recorded it again, and it didn't work AGAIN, so I only caught the last 4 awards and I was bummed.

Spencer and Anna said...

James Franco was awful, I totally agree. I hope part of what you missed was when he dressed up like a woman. I wanted to throw up.
I agree with your picks for the most part, I think. I loved Natalie Portman and Hailee Steinfeld's dresses. I thought Cate Blanchett's looked like a box and didn't like it at all. I wasn't that in to Scarlett Johansen's either. And I think Halle Berry is the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. :)