Monday, February 23, 2009
Random Oscar Night Thoughts
I've ignored the Oscars for the past couple of years, and at a time when the economy is at death's door, it seems especially silly to care. Who wants to see a bunch of incredibly rich, well-groomed people tell each other how awesome/beautiful/talented they are?
Uh, I guess I do. Thanks to Hugh's charm-tastic opener, I got sucked in and watched the damn thing for almost two hours. One of my Facebook friends said I was practically live-blogging the show through status updates. It's a sickness.
1. I'm not a big fan of Jennifer Aniston as an actress, but she looked great and was very composed on stage considering that Brad and Angelina were in the front row. Admit it; you hoped the camera would pan to them — and it did.
2. Miley Cyrus' dress wasn't that bad, was it? I thought she looked nice.
3. Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron are officially the cutest couple ever to emerge from the House of Disney.
4. Steve Martin's "Don't fall in love with me" line to Tina Fey was one of the funniest moments of the night.
5. Not even Hugh Jackman could save that awful musical number with Beyonce, the "High School Musical" kids and the chick from "Mama Mia!" Sometimes, less is more, even at the Oscars.
6. I miss Cher. This year's so-called red carpet "disasters" weren't nearly as entertaining as her infamous Bob Mackie getups.
7. It's still hard to believe that Heath Ledger is dead. He was fantastic as the Joker, but anyone who saw "Brokeback Mountain" knows that he should have won an Oscar for his performance in that film. It was moving to see his family accept the award on his behalf.
8. I want whatever tape/support undergarment Sarah Jessica Parker employed to hoist her girls.
9. Is it just me, or does Robert Downey Jr. look good for someone who ought to be dead?
10. There wasn't really a dress that made me go "Wow," though I thought Taraji P. Henson was lovely. She deserves better than Tyler Perry scripts from here on out.
11. Natalie Portman's utter perfection is starting to get on my nerves.
12. How sweet are the kids from "Slumdog Millionaire," another film I didn't see?
13. Wall*E was totally robbed.
14. I agree with Slate.com: "I have a feeling that after last night's speech, the dreamily high-cheekboned (Dustin Lance) Black will have no shortage of proposals for everything from one-night stands to eternal wedded bliss."
15. Tilda Swinton isn't for everybody, but I dig her style.
16. Love you, Kate, but I'm still not going to see "The Reader."