Monday, February 28, 2011

Academy Awards 2011

Ummm...am I the only one who liked the Oscars?? I thought Anne Hathaway was surprisingly funny. And what's not to love about James Franco? Sure, he was a tad on the serious side, but that's only because he was ridiculously nervous. And not only was he presenting, but he was also a nominee ~ give the guy a break! I also LOVED the Inception Satire Dream Sequence at the beginning. Also, anything with Alec Baldwin is guaranteed to make me laugh. I don't know, maybe the yummy food I made for our little two-person party {Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Italian Meatballs, etc.} helped me enjoy the ceremony? Oh, and Kirk Douglas' speech was hilarious ~ that little old man is too cute! Moving right along...

I really wanted Inception to take home Best Picture of the Year, but as I have yet to see The King's Speech, I can't be too upset about the win. However, I was thrilled when Christian Bale won for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter. Not only was the movie incredible, but Bale's portrayal of Dicky was uncanny. If you haven't seen the movie ~ go watch it!

Although I don't think there were any drop-dead gorgeous dresses, there were several that are certainly worth mentioning. I'm a big fan of neutral-colored, ethereal, dresses, as you'll see by my top picks:

Halle Berry, in my favorite dress of the evening.

Melissa Leo
OK, I realize that every hated Melissa Leo's dress...but I loved it! The lace was really unique and the slit made it a little more modern. Side-note: It was refreshing to hear such sincerity in an acceptance speech.

Mila Kunis

I also loved her earrings!

David Siedler
{Won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay ~ The King's Speech}

Hilary Swank


How can you not adore Robert Downey Jr.?
And Jude Law makes the perfect sidekick.
Can't wait for Sherlock Holmes 2!

Helen Miren

Mandy Moore

Kim Kardashian
OK, so she wasn't technically at the Oscars. However, she did attend Elton John's After-Party, looking as fabulous as ever.

Anne Hathaway

And my least favorite looks of the evening:

Kate Blanchet.
From the waist down, the dress is OK. From the waist up...I have no words.

Heidi Klum
Just because you can wear anything you want, doesn't mean you should.

I really have no idea what Christian Bale is wearing...I just can't stop looking at that nasty beard!


Check out these pictures from the Oscar After-parties; the one of Liv & Steve Tyler is my favorite!
{and I wonder if Justin Bieber even knows who Mick Jagger is...}


I'll leave you with a classic Oscar Winner of the past:


So, share your favorite fashion and moments from the Oscars ~ and least favorites, of course!


9 comments:

Mrs. D said...

I mentally inserted myself in between Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law in that photo... :) I also thought they were the best presenters. My favorite dress was Mila Kunis', I thought the rest were a little boring.

Shanna said...

I cannot believe you didn't like Cate Blanchett's dress?! It was by far my favorite. I loved everything about it.

ampersand-design.blogspot.com said...

Great post. You aren't the only one who enjoyed the Oscars.

I thought Anne and James did a fine job. I actually enjoyed the telecast. Everyone is carrying on how bad they were, but I thought otherwise. I agree that James seemed a little uptight, but he also was a nominee as you noted.

I do disagree with you about one particular outfit. I loved Cate Blanchett's dress and not just cause she's an Aussie. I admired Melissa Leo's dress fabric but would have liked it cut differently.

I loved all of Anne's outfits except her Valentino that she arrived in.

The Oscars is one of the nights I look forward to every year.

Sandy K

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I have to admit...I didn't watch the Oscars. But I love seeing the gorgeous dresses!!

Kellie Collis said...

I loved Halle Berry's dress too! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

Nikki said...

I didn't think it was great, but it's not like they're writing their own stuff. I tried not to judge too harshly.

Loved Mila Kunis in lavender!

Joi said...

I love Mila Kunis!

L @ Salt and Sentiment said...

Ooooh! (claps hands) this is so fun. I love hearing who liked what dress and opinions opinions opinions! I loved Cate's dress! It was one of my faves as I mention in my post. Loved the lilac Kunis was wearing but I kept being afraid her little boobies were going to pop out. It bugged me so didnt make it into my post. Her neckline needed to be up a 1/2 an inch. She's Sexy---we get it but dont ya think mystery is a little more revealing ironically? Which is why Michelle Williams Dress was still one of my faves...high neckline yet still revealing. Lovely! And ethereal (I aggree the whispy angelic dresses were my favorites too---I felt like I had to look hard to find dresses to catch my eye that weren't ivory, gray, nude, pink, etc!!!!) Audrey always looks timeless---and I think Natalie Portman has alot of Audrey in her. Again (claps hands again) so fun!

simplyMae said...

I thought the Oscars were great too! If only i could have stayed up to watch them all :) I really enjoyed Anne and James a lot.

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