I’ve got the durn song stuck in my head. “Ba-nu-nuh-na-nuh-nuh…you say it’s your birthday!” Except, in my 80′s baby head, it’s being sung by Anthony Michael Hall.
Well, it is my birthday. And I’m going to eat cupcakes and watch baseball, and go to the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. That sounds about right.
Have a great day everyone. Because I’m going to!
I want your Oscar. I always have. While the rest of you were dreaming about winning a Grammy or a Nobel Peace Prize or a Soapie, I was wishing for my Oscar. This may be as close as I get:
I’ve had many an Oscar party over the years and my friend Cortney and I used to try to see all of the movies that were nominated. That didn’t happen this year, but it didn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the telecast immensely. Here’s my thoughts.
I wasn’t over-the-moon about anyones red carpet look, although I think the person who looked the BEST (and I include comfortable, classy and age appropriate in this) is Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji. She won Best Supporting Actress and just looking beautiful.
Also, I just love Emma Stone’s look. I would’ve liked to see her with a little more eyeliner to make her eyes pop, but I really thought she looked great.
Equally stunning was Milla Jovovich in this Elie Saab gown. She looked really glamorous and perfect for the red carpet:
And this look on Ellie Kemper I was on the fence about, but the more I looked at it, the more I love this dress. Especially the back (HELLLLLO, Jessica Rabbit!) I DON’T love her super duper bangs, but that is just me.
For those of you that watched E’s coverage of the red carpet, you saw Sacha Baron Cohen arrive as “The Dictator” which is the title and character of his new movie. Anyone who didn’t expect him to be beyond ridiculous must have had a HUGE surprise. This guy is kinda crazy and completely committed to whatever character he is portraying. The Academy allegedly asked him not to attend if he was going to cause a scene, but he of course came. He proceeded to do a nutty interview with Ryan Seacrest carrying an urn with the late Kim Jong-Il’s image on it. He then spilled the contents of that urn all over Ryan Seacrest and tried to sweep up the “ashes.” Personally, I thought this bit was hilarious. But I also love Ricky Gervais as a host too, because I agree with him. Hollywood takes themselves WAY too seriously sometimes. I completely respect that this is THE movie event of the year, it’s a tradition going back years and that it’s a huge night, but it’s also turned into a spectacle. Everyone is always wondering what “The Moment” will be. If you don’t want something like that happening, don’t invite someone like Sacha Baron Cohen. Simple as that.
This also happened:
and I laughed to no end. What the HELLO was Angelina Jolie doing in that dress? WHY was she doing it? She looked silly beyond belief. And the winners of the award she was presenting – Best Adapted Screenplay – Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon poking a little fun at her expense? PRICELESS.
I loved Billy Crystal, thought the intro was spectacular, screamed through the entire Cirque Du Soleil performance and even the In Memorium was beautiful (thank you, Academy for honoring Elizabeth Taylor last) and the Christopher Guest skit was hilarious. But my FAVORITE MOMENT of the night was this gem right here:
Brills, Emma. I can’t wait until you win YOUR Oscar!
Another beautiful night, Hollywood! Until next year……