The Oscars 2011

Ah, once again the Oscars have come and gone.  I wish I could comment on whether or not the films that won had any merit, but I haven’t seen any of them (oops).  So, instead here is my annual review of the pretty dresses (and a couple of real stinkers)

Natalie Portman looks beautiful, but I did not like the tassel earrings.  They looked like curtain pulls.

Here’s Gwenyth Paltrow.  Yikes!  What was she thinking?!?  Awful.

Never mind about Matthew McConaughey.  His girlfriend Camila Alves looks amazing.  I love this dress.

I did not like this one.  As my sister said, she looks like she is fresh from the 1980’s.  And with Barbie Doll hair to boot.

I think Haillee Steinfeld was the best dressed woman of the night, even though she is only 14 years old.  The dress was gorgeous, it was age-appropriate and she looked beautiful.

And finally, Melissa Leo.  Oh my eyes!  It burns…it burns…

All images are from Yahoo!


The Oscars

Ah the Oscars.  I love them.  I have no idea why, because I have not seen any of these movies and I probably won’t ever see any of those movies but I love the Oscars just the same.

First of all, I loved Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin together.  I thought they were hilarious.  I wasn’t sure how that would go, but I was pleased.  And we must must must have Neil Patrick Harris host it next year.  His opening number was so funny, and he was rocking the sparkly tuxedo jacket.

Since I have not seen any of the movies I can’t really comment on who did or did not deserve an award.  I have to admit a small part of me was glad to see Avatar get shut out.  I think I was just tired of hearing about it.  So since I have nothing to say about the merits of the awards themselves, let’s get right to the nitty gritty of it all shall we?  The clothes.

First of all I loved Penelope Cruz.  She always looks amazing, and that red dress was gorgeous.

Queen Latifah never disappoints.  And I loved the pink.  Not a lot of color this year so it made a nice change.

I know my sister did not like Sandra Bullock’s look but I did.  I thought the dress was beautiful.  I was not loving all the long loose hair though.  It just doesn’t seem fancy enough.

And now to the big losers:

Miley Cyrus was a disaster.  Way too much spray tan and not enough dress.  Yuck.

Zoe Saldana looked like she was wearing a lampshade.

Oh Charlize Theron what were you thinking?  Giant purple roses on your breasts are just never a good idea.

Sarah Jessica Parker looked awful.

And finally Meryl Streep looked good.  Much better than she usually does and Chris March of Project Runway designed her dress so I have to mention it.

All images are from Yahoo’s photo galleries.

The Oscars

Well, I did it.  I managed to stay awake for the whole Oscar show. 


I liked Hugh Jackman much more than I thought I would.  Loved the Billy Crystal style opening number.  But wasn’t Anne Hathaway wearing a different dress on the Red Carpet?  Oh, yes she was, she changed back into that one again after the opening number.    She looked beautiful, and I loved the dress, but it seems like we get the same look from her every time.  Here it is:



I loved the montage reels of past winners saying thank you, those were pretty cool.

I did not like the way they presented the nominees for the actor’s awards.  It was like listening to what people wrote in their high school yearbooks.  Bring me clips!  I haven’t seen any of these movies, and I probably won’t see any of them.  Slumdog Millionaire?  Too violent.  The Reader?  Too bleak.  The Wrestler?  Yuk.  A few clips would have gone a long way  And you wouldn’t have had to watch the nominees sitting there listening to the presenters gush.  It was just uncomfortable.

 Oh, Miley Cyrus, what are you wearing?  Once again she just gets it all wrong.  Her hair and makeup were cute, but that dress is way too much dress for her.


Angelina Jolie looked like she actually made an effort tonight.  She was not nearly as frumpy as she was at the Golden Globes.  But she does look a little like the Wicked Witch of the West.  I personally always liked her, but other people might not feel the same way.


I thought Penelope Cruz looked beautiful. 


And she was cute when she won and asked if anybody had ever fainted during their acceptance speech. Later when I saw Sarah Jessica Parker I thought their dresses looked pretty similar.  I wonder if either of them were ticked off about that.

Kate Winslet’s dress was just okay.  I liked the back much better than the front.  But I hated her hair.  It was so stiff, it looked like molded plastic.  It was a hair helmet, and that is never a good look.


I seem to be complaining a lot, but I really did enjoy the show.  Maybe I was just still tired and cranky.

Here is my favorite dress of the evening:  Marion Cotillard.  I may be in the minority here but I thought she looked gorgeous.  She looked like a movie star.  I will admit I think the dress looked better on TV than it does in this picture:


Sean Penn’s speech was very good.  And I’m sure I wasn’t the only viewer with teary eyes when Heath Ledger’s family accepted his award.  Like that was a big surprise. 

So there you go.  Those are my thoughts on the Oscars this year.  I hope they get Jon Steward to host again in 2010.


All images are from E!online except Marion Cotillard’s.  That one is from Just Jared.