March 7, 2010

I Love Oscar

To be honest, I'm hooked on the Oscars because of all the foo-foo glamour. I'm all about seeing my choice of favorite movies validated but, even more, I like to judge the stars in their natural habitat, the red carpet, and see who rocked it and who didn't. I myself am wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and barbecue sauce while watching the spectacle, so I am technically looking up at them, not down. This is one time it's okay to be judgey. Am I right?

Now that the Oscars are over, I'm giving big props to the Bigelow chick who won Best Director for The Hurt Locker, because not only was she the first woman ever to win the Oscar for best director, but she also rocked the stage in that satiny, pewter, figure-flattering frock (say that three times fast). And how great is it that she won this prize over her famous EX? That's an In-your-face-sucker! moment, isn't it? Bet she raised her fist to Cameron and shouted, "Avatard!"

Although my new fave movie of all-time, Cameron's Avatar (seen twice in 3D and plan to see it again before it's out of theaters), didn't win best picture, I still think it's the most uplifting, invigorating, full-body thrill ride in a chair you can have. With or without a friend--er, I mean, popcorn.

Did you pick any winners?

49 comments:

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Wasn't Demi's dress GORGEOUS?? I'm sure I'd be just as beautiful if I was sleeping with Ashton too.

Hilary said...

That was indeed a very cool win. I quite enjoyed the Oscars tonight. I don't think I've ever seen them from start through finish before. And I've lived a lot of years. ;)

Lee said...

Was it a nice bbq sauce?

phd in yogurtry said...

As they say, the best revenge is looking good AND winning the Academy Award for Best Directing!

KiKi said...

"Avatard!" -- Funniest freaking thing I've read all day!!!!

J said...

Somehow, even after years of watching the show the glamour quotient does not drop.
Three cheers to K Bigelow for being the first woman director to win a best director award!!!

Frau said...

I'm happy Sandra Bullock won I love her in Blindside.

Chris H said...

I totally expected Avatar to win! I love it too.. only seen it twice so far.. lol!
I haven't even heard of or seen the movie that won!

Suzy said...

Avatard. Too funny. I was rooting for Hurt Locker and for Bigelow.

Hollywood does not LET women direct studio films. DOES NOT LET. So this was beyond huge. It felt like every woman I've ever known who broke her balls in this town and in this business won as well. Yay us.

Star Child said...

I also loved Avatar. My viewing in the cinema was a wonderful experience.

I was chuffed for Sandra Bullock and her Oscar win.

otin said...

I knew that Avatar would not win best picture. They never give it to the big budget film.

Shrinky said...

I loved she directed such a ballsy, muscular film, too, no girlie hearts-and-flowers weepies for her - she totally rocks!

Would you believe Avitar as only JUST come out on release over here? My eldest took his not-a-girlfriend (least that's what he keeps telling me when he sneaks her into his room) to see it last night - it blew them away. I can't wait to see it.

creative kerfuffle said...

i don't normally watch the oscars but i did last night. i haven't seen several of the movies, but now i probably will. i LOVED that bigelow won (because i always root for the girl and how cool to be able to in-your-face your ex, especially whe's he's the crowned king of the world). how sweet that victory must have been for her. loved sandra's win and speech, i cried, i laughed. it was a good show. now i have to see the hurt locker, avatar, up in the air, an education and a few others : )

De Campo said...

I'm going to call it here first...

...Hot Tub Time Machine will win best picture next year.

mo.stoneskin said...

The good thing about wearing barbecue sauce is that you can always snack on it when hungry AND you make lots of doggy friends AND get fit running away from them. A win win situation if you ask me.

TechnoBabe said...

We don't have TV so I didn't see the Oscars but I did get right online this morning to see what the stars wore on the red carpet! Gotta see that. Now I am interested in seeing The Hurt Locker. Wonderful breakthrough for a woman director.

ellen abbott said...

I never watch the Oscars tho I'm sorry to have missed all the gorgeous gowns.

Eva Gallant said...

I confess, I didn't watch the Oscars...I watched the Boston Celtics basketball game. How lame am I? They won, too.

Violet said...

The Oscars are an event Chez Moi. My favorite thing about Ms. Bigelow's win was her reaction - she was completely and charmingly overwhelmed by the Best Picture win. I loved it when Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin tried to take the statuettes from her - she would. not. let. go.

And Sandra Bullock? Be still my heart - she looked gorgeous and her acceptance speech still has me all verklempt.

Candice said...

Oscars are best viewed on Tivo! Except when you get to the very end before they get to the final 4 big awards of the night and the fucker cuts off because they run long.

On second thought, go to hell Tivo

Linda in New Mexico said...

Gawd, I love you girl....you are wonderfully funny and fun.
Avatard....I'm gonna think about that all day.
I love the Oscar's but it makes SM antsy so we get glimpses not the whole show. Finally when he had to "hit the head", which I have an urge to do alot, I took the damn man handle remote and watched the end. Rockin chicks, MS. Bigelow and the ever wonderful Sandra (too hilarious) Bullock with the hunky man cnady.

blueviolet said...

I didn't know she won over her ex! I love that!!!!

kate said...

I was so waiting for her to turn around and scream "SUCK IT, CAMERON!!" before going up to take the award...that would've been Oscar-level class, right? Maybe this is why I'm not invited to red carpet events.

Kristina P. said...

I haven't seen Avatar, and nor do I want to.

I do want to see Hurt Locker now.

Alix said...

Gurrrrrl.... I love me some Oscars too! Posted about Sandra this morning. LOVE her. So glad she won. I was crossing my fingers for her.

Next year Imma have an Oscar party. We're gonna wear us some gowns and drink us champagne. Are you in?

morethananelectrician said...

I have never seen the pre-Oscar hype like this year...it was sickening. And, the morning after, I still don't know what happened. I just think I am past the Hollywood thing...but they make great jokes for me, but it seems almost tiring sometimes.

Timoteo said...

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Snappy Di said...

I thought the dresses were great, especially Demi Moore's although she can't act worth crap.

Otherwise it was boring... the entire show because the winners had already been chosen by all the critics. So boring when there are no surprises.

Di


The Blue Ridge Gal

The Pipster said...

I didn't see Hurt Locker, but I agree with you about Avatar. I initially didn't want to see it but I am so glad I did. I was fascinated.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I always watch the Oscars, especially for the gowns and gossip. I loved a lot of the dresses, and didn't hate as many as I usually do. Kate Winslet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Katherine Bigelow, Sandra Bullock, Queen Latifah, and Penelope Cruz all come to mind as having cleaned up especially nicely!

Brian Miller said...

hurt locker was a pretty good flick...definitely intense. still got to see your new fav. thought bullock stole the stage last night...

♥Trina♥ said...

I didn't even watch. And I haven't looked up the winners! Sad, huh?

Danica said...

I love the Oscars! I sure wish I could have said I saw one of the movies that were up for an award, but I didn't! Boo me!

mac said...

Was that last night?
Wow, I crashed very early and forgot to watch.

Anyway, I like jeans and BBQ stained shirts way better than all those fancy gowns. It just seems more, ?, me...because, I have several shirts with mustard or BBQ sauce stains.
Luckily, Peanut Butter does not stain too badly.

Anna Lefler said...

*snort*

"Avatard" - AWESOME.

XO

A.

Christine Macdonald said...

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Thanks for the comment and compliment. I return the love, tenfold.

I am adding you to my Blogshelf, sister. I like your style.

xxoo

Christine

Spencer L Casey said...

We are big Awards Seasoners in my house. Starts with People's Choice or Golden Globes or whichever is first and ends with Oscar Oscar. This was a good one as far as the speeches, hosts, glitz, etc. Lots of interesting stuff.

So, do you think the ex's knew they were seated right next to each other before they got there? Got to see Cameron's face every time Hurt Locker got another statue.

Reality is he was married to her for two years twenty years ago. Other than being bummed he lost, I'm sure there wasn't any crazy animosity between the two, as much as the commercial and social media... and my wife would like to think so.

Pearl said...

This was the first time I'd actually watched the awards!

Pearl

Homemaker Man said...

I loved Avatar but: a. While visually it was easily the most amazing thing ever seen by anyone anywhere, the story sucked and b. it's the first movie I've seen on the theatre in almost 2 years because of the babies, so what the hell do I know?

blognut said...

Oh. The Oscars were on last night?

I really gotta pay more attention.

Secretia said...

Good thing it wasn't a day at the racetrack for me, I was surprised by every award! I loved Avatar like you did.

Secretia

AirmanMom said...

like Trina...I missed the whold program and have not followed up at all. Thanks for the post...most enlightening!
~AM

Kimberly said...

The ladies were beau-tee-ful. Dresses rich and gorgeous. Even ole little Twi-hard Kristen Stewart..cleand up well.

Btw...the Bigelow chick has an Adam's apple.

Me....bunny said...

...and did you notice as she was walking off stage, the band played "I am women"? What would they have played if Lee Daniels won?...lol
BTW..the title of your blog drew me in...NICE! Come and visit when you get a minute...

tootles,
bunny

ps....I'm a follower now..not that you'd notice with a gazillion followers yourself..lol

Ann's Rants said...

Avatard.

Heehee!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I'm sorry. I can't top "Avatard".

Gropius said...

I love winning the nightly squabble for the remote just FOR ONCE on Oscar night. Husband knows he owes it to me. He wriggles during the longwinded speeches. We laugh together at outrageous outfits. And we consider how old we've gotten when the Breakfast Club clan gets up on stage and looks ancient.

Gropius said...

P.S. Your novel is due tomorrow at 7 pm.

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Hurt Locker was the only one I've seen so I'm glad they cooperated and chose it for me. When ya live out in the sticks you gotta wait for the NetFlix to hit the mailbox. But how's about that Kanye moment, when the unbelievably rude purple-clad woman nearly bowled over the poor guy giving his acceptance speech and stole his one moment of a lifetime!!! She should be strung up by her heels!