I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I used to enjoy the Oscars a lot more when I used to actually see movies. Out of the eight movies nominated for Best Picture I saw exactly one, The Grand Budapest Hotel. And I loved it dearly so of course I was rooting for it (even though I knew it wouldn’t win).
But oh, how I do adore the red carpet. Because I’m pretty sure that when people think of me the first think they think of is what a fashion icon I am. Seriously, no one can rock off-the-rack (from Target) like I can.
The Red Carpet
Dakota Johnson looked fabulous, but what happened to her mother’s face? (One too many trips under the knife – that’s what.) I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the mother-daughter bickering on the red carpet between the two about Melanie’s refusal to see Dakota’s soft porn performance in FSOG (even though she was “so proud” of her).
And speaking of soft porn, John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen looked gorgeous, but I kept expecting to see Chrissy give a Lindsay-Lohan-getting-out-of-a-limo-type red carpet peep show with the slit in that dress.
Julianne Moore looked stunning. I loved her dress (which does not look great against this background, but trust me, it’s gorgeous), just adored her side-swept chignon, and those earrings (that you cannot see in this picture)? I must have them!
I thought Jennifer Lopez’s dress was beautiful (I’m a sucker for a ballgown), but whoever did her make-up needs to be fired. Immediately. You can’t really tell from the photos, but her pink lipstick was hideous and her pink eye shadow was a mess. (If you saw her red carpet interview, you know what I’m talking about.)
Rosamund Pike’s red dress paired with understated hair and jewelry was stunning. Stunning! (I know I just used that word to describe Julianne Moore, but if you can think of a better one please let me know.) I think her dress was my favorite.
I love Scarlet Johansson’s dress. I’m not sure how I feel about that necklace. And I have to ask, what the hell did she do to her hair?
And Gywneth Paltrow, whose website Goop loves to tell us how much better our lives could be if we partook in V steams and purchased $350 cut-off shorts might want to make her own life better by hiring a different stylist. Because this dress? NO! That hair? Yuck! But I will say, those earrings are FAB!
I really like Naomi Watts, but I do not like her dress at all. Except for the length it looks more like something you’d wear out clubbing.
Okay, okay, enough of this red carpet business and onto a quick Academy Awards recap.
Opening number by Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick and Jack Black? -Fantastic!
I just loved JK Simmons thank you speech. What a lovely tribute to his wife. If my husband ever wins any kind of award that requires a speech he should just copy that speech.
In fact after watching that speech, I realized what it is I love so much about the awards and why I continue to watch them even when I don’t see the movies – it’s the acceptance speeches. I know this sounds corny, but watching people be filled with so much gratitude really does make me teary eyed and just, well, happy.
Speaking of acceptance speeches if you missed this one by Pawel Pawlikowski, the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film, you must watch it here. I had never heard of him before last night, but I am now madly in love with him and have decided he must be mine!
Michael Keaton really needs to learn how to chew gum in a more gentlemanly manner.
Ironically during the bit about seat fillers, I noticed the seat next to Jared Leto was empty. I really need to figure out a way to be a seat filler next year. I would take the job much more seriously. In fact I’d take it so seriously that if I was sitting next to Jared Leto I wouldn’t even get up when the person who was supposed be sitting there came back from the bathroom. Though he might ask me to leave because I don’t think I’d be able to stop myself from giving him some well-needed fashion advice.
The Everything is Awesome musical number was #AWESOME. I need to call my sister and tell her to have her Lego-loving twins to make me a Lego Oscar statue. (It would make an excellent birthday present. Hint, hint!)
I wanted to snark on Patricia Arquette for looking like she rolled out of bed, put her hair in a messy ponytail and threw on a dress she found at Macy’s but I loved her heartfelt and impassioned speech so much that I’ve decided not to mention it.
The night really was full of tear-inducing speeches. Another one that you just have to watch is Graham Moore’s, the writer of The Imitation Game. And show your kids. Because it’s important. Even if they aren’t weird.
And OMG – who knew Lady Gaga could sing like that? Not me! Her tribute to Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music truly wowed me.
Eddie Redmayne’s speech was adorable and Julianne Moore’s speech was touching and fabulous. I’m over the red carpet, it really was all about the speeches for me.
And to my boyfriend Bradley Cooper, I’m so sorry you didn’t win (again). But like I told you last year, if you need someone to comfort you, you know where to find me.
7 thoughts on “My 2015 Snarky Oscar Comments (Because I’m so Qualified to Give Them)”
I agree with everything here except the Sound of Music medley. After 3 seconds I was bored and thought “Who are the winners of the awards? Get on with this, please.” Luckily I have a DVR and could pause this while I did squats and folded clothes. #yawn
My husband didn’t like it either, but I thought it was lovely. Of course when I was in Austria (29 years ago) I went on the Sound of Music tour so….
So much to add.
1. So glad Julianne Moore won. Still Alice is one of my fave. books.
2. Lopez should have worn DEEP, bitch red lipstick!
3. Johansson’s necklace was too much.
4. I wish I could kiss Bradley Cooper (just once)
5. Did not like Naomi Watt’s dress (What was that tube top all about) horrible.
6. I LOVED Patricia Arquette in Medium!!! I watched all 180 episodes. Loved her speech…Despised her hair.
7. Love you, Charlene. xx PS. You must be a seat-filler next year!! xxxxxxxxxxx
1. I remember when you read and reviewed that book. Putting that on my “to read this year” list right now.
2. Yes, Kim, that lipstick was horrid.
3. Glad it wasn’t just me. But “less is more” is so hard to do, so I understand why she wore itl
4. When you’re done please pass him on to me. (I’ll take your sloppy seconds any day.)
7. Love you more. And, YES, putting that on my bucket list!
I agree with EVERYTHING. And to rephrase the Sound of Music, “What are we gonna do about Kimmmmmm?”
Hahaha Jane! What ARE we gonna do about Kim? 🙂
Hey! Bradley Cooper is MY boyfriend.
I really am fascinated by Hollywood and movies and actors. But I will say this – I can’t STAND the photo poses! Some of these women look so in love with themselves (…J. Lo, Scar-Jo) it’s hard to swallow. But maybe if I looked like that, I’d strike a Vogue pose, too. With the leg popped out, of course.
(FYI I wouldn’t be proud of Dakota Johnson if she was my daughter…)