Post-Oscar Hangover

Well, what did we all think? 

My boyfriend is very happy that this is over and I won’t have to torture him with another awards show until next year’s Golden Globes.

I was a little disappointed that there weren’t more horrific outfits. Okay, so Miley Cyrus had a crafts day and rolled herself in glitter and Beyonce had a Scarlett O’Hara moment. SJP looked like cotton candy and maybe someone should have told Jessica Biel that she had accidentally tucked a table cloth into her dress. Ooops.

If I had to choose the best dressed, I would put Tina Fey (can she be my best friend?) and Natalie Portman (a no-brainer) on top. Tilda Swinton has to be the coolest person there (because she doesn’t give a sh!t what anyone thinks)- in an outfit only she could get away with. (Can we be friends too?)

I loved the Slumdog kids (too cute) and it was about time that Kate Winslet took home a statue. Her Dad’s really loud whistle announcing his whereabouts was a great moment but her Fisher Price stick-on hair freaked me out.

Tina Fey and Steve Martin were hysterical together! “Don’t fall in love with me”- instant classic! Ben Stiller as Joaquin Phoenix had me howling- especially when he put his gum on the podium and wandered off. I can watch that bit over and over (and over!) again. Stiller out-Joaquined Joaquin!

Beyonce needs to stop singing “At Last” but she wasn’t the only one who overstayed their welcome. SJP and Will Smith, flub much? Could they have cut to Brange any more during Jennifer Aniston’s awkward presentation? Was I the only one who thinks Goldie Hawn, Ben Kingsley and Sophia Loren had a member’s only private party before the presentation (and that Ben Mulroney crashed it for a tipple, or something stronger, before he took his position at the red carpet)?

I loved seeing previous winners in the actor categories introduce this year’s nominees- even though it did extend the show. Some of the musical numbers could have used a more judicious edit (Beyonce…why?) and I thought John Legend was going to get pushed off the stage during the original song montage.

Some acceptance speeches left me weepy (oh, Heath) and others had me in stitches (“Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto”). Keeping the presenters a “secret” was effective in some cases (as in the aforementioned actor categories) but defied logic in others (High School Musical couple, Jessica Biel- if I am ever in the position to hire one, I want her publicist!).

Could this show have been better? Of course! Some thought there was too much Hugh but I actually thought there wasn’t enough Hugh (he kept his clothes on…damn). 

Was I happy with the winners? By and large. Felt kind of bad for Mickey Rourke because he will never have a better opportunity for an Oscar (though it was nice of the seat planners to place Rob Pattison right behind MR as they announced his nomination).

Will I watch next year? Duh! (Boyfriend crying in the background.)

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~ by angryegg on February 23, 2009.

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