Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar Awards 2010

 It was an historic night at the 82nd Annual Oscar Award ceremony  in rainy LA, at the Kodak Theater on Sunday, Mark 7th. The red carpet was tented so the stars didn't muss their fancy dresses and do's. I love the pomp and circumstance of it all!

The $11million Hurt Locker won six Oscars to the $300 million Avatar's three. The Hurt Locker won the biggest prizes of the night for Best Picture and Best Director Kathryn Bigelow.

Kathryn Bigelow made history as the first female director to win the coveted prize. Ironically, Barbara Streisand presented her award. She should have won it herself years ago when Yentl won Best Picture, but not Best Director. LOVED Kathryn's dress!
Kathryn Bigelow is the ex-wife of of Avatar's director, James Cameron, seen below with current wife, bony actress Suzi Amis.

Sandra Bullock looked stunning in her sparkly gown and straight hair, as she walked the red carpet and then went on to win Best Actress for Blind Side. Her acceptance speech was lovely and heartfelt, especially when she got teary eyed thanking her late Mother. She made me cry. The camera showed us her rough and tumble husband was crying too.
Sandra Bullock hugs fellow nominee, the fabulous Helen Mirren. Sandra faced stellar competition against Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Gabourey Sibibe. Loved her dress!
Jeff Bridges won for Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart. He made an enthusiastic speech and looked heavenward when thanking his parents who, "loved show business." He beat George Clooney, Colin Firth, Morgan Freeman and Jeremy Renner.

Mo'nique won Best Supporting Actress for Precious. I thought her acceptance speech was very sincere and heart felt. I really appreciate it when an actor prepares a speech just in case they win. That phony thing where they didn't expect to win and claim to be caught off guard and didn't prepare anything - leaves me cold. You were nominated, so there was a chance you  might win, so act like a professional. Sheesh!
 The actress was wearing gardenia's in her hair and the same shade of blue as Gone with the Wind actress Hattie McDaniel's when she took her Oscar seven decades ago. Other actresses in the category were: Penelope Cruz, Vera Farmiga, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick.

Christoph Waltz took best supporting actor for Inglourious Bastards.
He beat four Hollywood veterans: Matt Damon, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Plummer and Stanley Tucci.

 Best Costume Winner for The Young Victoria; (Snobbish speech - her third Oscar and I hope she doesn't get a fourth. I didn't like her dress either.)
There were three opening numbers, including one with co-hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.
And Neil Patrick Harris.

Really great tribute to the late John Hughes with some of the actors from his films.
They always include a lovely montage of the stars who died this past year, but they forgot Farah Fawcett! D'oh!
James Taylor sung along to it.

Some of the presenters included:

1 comment:

  1. fab coverage of the gig, Nina. I'm posting about you today on my blog, I Am Princess Magpie, so take a look when you have a moment. :-) -- Davi