Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscar musings

Hooray, Marty! It's about damn time.

Let's talk about Philip Seymour Hoffman. I can appreciate that he's not all Hollywood, that he's in it for the craft, and he does a damn fine job at that. But is it too much to ask for the man to BRUSH HIS DAMN HAIR when he is presenting an Oscar? He looks like he smells like urine.

Did anybody notice the ferocity of the Dreamgirls singoff? It really felt like both Jennifer and Beyonce were singing for their dear lives. And I hate to say it, because I hear B has been pretty petty and bitchy about all the recognition Jennifer is getting that she's not, but Beyonce ruled that number. I guess there's a reason she's the singer and Jennifer is now the actress. Don't get me wrong, J was wonderful too, but I didn't have any expectations of Beyonce and she totally blew me away. Too bad she didn't do the same with her dress.

And is Clint Eastwood going senile? He really bumbled through that honorary Oscar presentation. The spousal unit suggested he was drunk.

OK, now to my wardrobe assessments:

Best Dress - a two-way tie between Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet. There were many lovely sherbet-colored dresses (Penelope (top half only), Naomi, Kirsten, Gwyneth, Celine's performance dress, and others), but Kate's mint was the loveliest by far. And Cate? Even though it was just a tad disco, she's a true fashion icon and that dress fit her like a glove.

Worst Dress - Anne Hathaway. That bow gave me terrible flashbacks of hideous prom dresses. Cameron Diaz came in a close second, but we were all expecting that, weren't we? Cam looks like she makes do from the nearest thrift store at nearly every red-carpet event she attends.

Biggest Disappointment - Jennifer Lopez. She was sporting the worst trend of the evening - giant fake jewels adorning the dress. And her hair? I could style it better than that.

Best recovery - Jennifer Hudson taking off that horrible gold lame cape she wore when she arrived. Again, bad prom flashbacks. I thought her brown dress was lovely once she removed that monstrosity, and her acceptance speech was too sweet. Was I the only one perturbed when they cranked the music on her? It's a huge moment for her - let her gush a bit, dammit!!!


Tanya Espanya said...

I just posted my Oscar Party recap. But as I mention in it, I didn't get to see much of the show, so we'll be watching it tonight, heavy on the fast forward button!

chelene said...

I saw PSH in person last summer in the Village. Trust me, he cleaned up for the Oscars.

I thought Clint was drunk too. Actually I think Marty, Clint, Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson were all boozing it up before the show. They were more than a little giddy.

James said...

Beyonce blows me away in any dress she's wearing. I'll have to see if they have that performance on Youtube since I missed the broadcast.

I also read somewhere that Hoffman looked shabby, so you're not alone in that.

Slave to the dogs said...

James - her figure blows me away, but her clothes don't. She shills for her mom, whose designs are tacky as all hell.

Isn't everything on Youtube these days?

Sarah Ashlee said...

Totally agree with you on:

Best Dress - Kate Winslet...she's just gorgeous! Jealous much!?!? Totally!

Worst Dress - Anne Hathaway...the bow was a heinous monstrosity. I can't even imagine what she was thinking when she tried that on...

Best Recovery - Jennifer Hudson...what was with that cape thing??

I'll add Worst Hair - Gwyneth Paltrow. Phew...not good...

Slave to the dogs said...

Sarah - I commented on somebody else's blog that Gwyneth's hair made her look like Malibu Prom Barbie! LOL!