Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Madness

There is only one thing I love more than sweets and treats...and that's movies.

I have to admit that I don't watch the Academy Awards every year. This year I did.

Mostly because I had seen a good deal of the films up for nominations this year and a little bit because it was Sunday and I had nothing better to do. Yes, I am lame.

I wanted to list out my favorite movies, nominees and red carpet fashion picks.

But first I need to make it clear that I didn't get to see all the films being presented, so my opinions could be different if I wasn't a bit biased to the ones I did see. I mean, I can't be slinging $10 left and right to see every movie out there just in case it could be Oscar worthy.

So here are the ones I WAS able to see this year -

The Social Network, Black Swan, Winter's Bone, The King's Speech, Inception, Toy Story 3, Tangled, The Kids Are All Right, How to Train Your Dragon, Alice in Wonderland, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Films that are on my Netflix Queue and was NOT able to see before the Oscars -

127 Hours, The Fighter, True Grit, Biutiful, The Town, Rabbit Hole, Blue Valentine, Country Strong, and The Tempest.

There were others nominated, but I wasn't too interested in seeing them.

My top pick for the year won: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Original Screenplay.

My #1 was The King's Speech.

Colin Firth should have and did win for best actor, however the ever amazing Geoffrey Rush did not score the supporting role. I would have been more than happy had he won, instead of Christian Bale (for The Fighter), but unfortunately I didn't see The Fighter so I can't really make the call that Geoffrey was robbed. From the clips I saw, Christian Bale was in fine form.

Black Swan creeped me out and left me feeling a little uncomfortable, but I was not surprised that Natalie Portman was given the award. She did an amazing job in becoming an unhinged and obsessive ballerina. I was both riveted by the movie and disturbed.

The Social Network, Winter's Bone, The Kids Are All Right, and Toy Story were sort of in the middle of the pack for me. I thought there were so major highlights and performances, but they won't really stick with me as a whole.

My #2 was Inception.

This film won all of the most obvious awards: Sound Editing and Mixing, Visual Effects, and Cinematography. All were much deserved as this movie rocked my world this year. I had a 1999 Matrix moment after I saw this one.

My #3 pick was Tangled.

Yes, I am a 5 year old. I love most all Disney and Pixar and Tangled was a pure delight!

This one didn't win any awards this Oscar season, but it was nominated for Best Original Song sung by Mandy Moore. I look forward to adding it to my collection when it comes out on DVD.

My #4 (and last pick) was Alice In Wonderland.

This one won for Art Direction & Costume Design - rightly so.

This movie was not necessarily my favorite, but it had some amazing elements to it. The vivid colors, costumes, and visual effects were outstanding. One must also pay homage to Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter for their superb character acting. They really can transform into just about anybody.

OKAY! On to the fashion!

Here were the stand-outs to me - not all were Oscar nominees.

Anne Hathaway - stunning

Camila Alves - I want this dress

Celine Dion - classy

Gwyneth Paltrow - sleek and sexy 

My not so favorite looks...

Jennifer Hudson - I don't like the orange on her or how her boobs look in this style.

Cate Blanchett - beautiful woman, amazing actress, ugly dress.

Michelle Williams - Bland and too old looking for her trendy hair and cute face.

Marisa Tomei - love the color and the A-line tulle, but the top was ill-fitting and wrong.

There you have it friends!

I would love to hear your favorites too... What did you think?


  1. We watched The Oscars, too! I haven't seen The King's Speech, but I really want to. I just watched The Social Network only hours before The Oscars, and I liked it a lot. I agree with you on pretty much all your fashion opinions!

  2. I did NOT watch the Oscars last night, but I have seen a few of the movies you listed. And like Mandy, I agree with your fashion input!

  3. This is a great post! I think I might just agree with all of your fashion choices. My #1 fashionista from last night though was Mila Kunis and her lavender gown - loved it! Somehow I always get trapped into watching the show "The Fashion Police" on E! so I will be watching that tonight to see their opinions! :)

  4. I don't even know what Winter's Bone is. I guess I'm way out of the loop!

    I loved all the dresses this year. Everyone looked stunning!

  5. I really liked Inception but honestly my little brain was spinning afterwards. The Hubbs and I are hoping to see The King's Speech because it does look good.

    Also, Celine Dion rocked that dress!


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