Mostly it's about "Who are you wearing?" or not as in the case of the infamous streaker on stage with David Niven. I remember Barbra Streisand winning for "Funny Girl" in her awful see through pant suit. Boy, was that an embarrassment. I remember a number of Cher get ups, not just the one that gets shown all the time. Most of all, I remember Bob Hope as emcee. He was always funny. He always remarked on his never being nominated for an Oscar.
Last night, I watched the show. It was tediously long with very few highlights. My husband kept saying, "Can't we watch a movie instead?" But, I waded through an hour of pre-show fashion (my favorite part) and the entire 3hr 40min ordeal with long-winded acceptance speeches by people nobody really knows or cares about (harsh but true) and the over-the-top decision to have beautiful Anne Hathaway change seven times. (Seven times!) and the always painful habit of focusing on every nominee in the audience when the winner is about to be announced and the worst part of all, a leering and insensitive Kirk Douglas who cruelly made the Best Supporting Actress nominees wait while he made a spectacle of himself and then wouldn't get off the fucking stage.
Seriously, what an asshole! Unfortunately, he's lauded as "old Hollywood" and the "old Lion" so he is forgiven.
I haven't seen most of the movies that were nominated, nor the performances. I will say, Colin Firth gave a lovely acceptance speech. Let's just celebrate the red carpet. It's more fun.
|Awesome Helen Mirren|