Sunday, February 25, 2007

Oscar 2007 : the Awards Ceremony

The Kodak theater in Hollywood is a glamorous setting for the Academy Awards ceremony. The statues were in place, I was prepped and ready to go when the telecast started. Dressed in my uber-glam GAP sweatpants and Isotoner slippers, here's how the evening went down for me.

The show was painfully slow. Not sure if I was too cranked up or what, but this was the slowest Oscars ever. It ran till 12:15, yikes! I have always defended this awards show, but damn, this one hurt. When the memoriam montage comes at 11:45 you know you're in trouble. It didn't get interesting until midnight. The Departed cleaned up, and I was happy that my Little Miss Sunshine grabbed 2 gold guys. The winners are here.

Here are my superlatives:
Best gown: Cate Blanchette
Best hair: Gwyneth Paltrow
Best entrance: Rachel Weisz
Best male presence: it's a tie between Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney *sigh*
Best sport: Clint Eastwood translating for composer Ennio Morricone
Best grace on stage: Beyonce and the Dreamgirls cast did the songs proud
Best acceptance speech: Helen Mirren

The good news is, Sofia champagne is yummy!!


Reel Fanatic said...

You're definitely right about the ceremony being too long, Linda ... I definitely would have cut some fat from the front end .. that ridiculously long segment introducing all the nominees, followed by 20 more minutes of not-terribly butt-kissing by Ellen Degeneres .. just painful to watch .. I was pulling for Scorsese, though, so overall I thought it was a great year

Linda said...

So happy for Scorsese too, a very good year in film!!

Abe Froman said...

What happened to 'please no lists of thank yous?"

I was sort of hoping that they would give a nod to Peter O'Toole.

Linda said...

Yeah, I like it when they instruct the winners. Agree w/ you on Peter O'Toole Abe, but Whitaker's performance was just so powerful.