Thoughts on Oscar, the One Who Hails from Hollywood, Not Sesame Street

Last night was the first time that Caitlin sat and watched the Academy Awards with us. As she is currently obsessed with all things princess, she ooohed and aaaaahed over the glittery gowns. Her funny take for the night was when I commented “He looks good!” as George Clooney walked on stage. She replied, “He looks scary!”

For a few hours it’s fun to sit back and view Hollywood as the glitz and glamour mecca it once epitomized in its glorious heyday. Of course back in the days of Clark Gable and Lauren Bacall we didn’t have Ellen running around on stage in a velvet suit and tennis shoes. By the way, I thought Ellen did an awesome job. Two thumbs up!

Everyone and their hairdresser has an opinion on last night’s fashion dos and don’ts so I know you’re dying to read my take on them. Cough. I could take the high road and discuss at length how the Oscars made an effort to be Earth friendly by using recyclable materials for the evening’s programs and donating leftover gourmet goodies from last night’s Governor’s Ball to an L.A. area shelter, but then I’m no Tipper Gore.

My red carpet fab picks for the evening include:

Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Katie Holmes, and Reese Witherspoon.

My red carpet drab picks for the evening include:

Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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Was that a trimmed out king size pillow case Gellar was wearing? (Photo via Instyle.) She is stunning, as always, but I just don’t get the dress. I have read rumors that she might be pregnant. But still…the dress/flour sack/cafe curtain/pillow case?

Speaking of Meryl Streep, at one of last night’s many after parties, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey and Mary J. Blige pause to have their palms read by the actress, who is apparently moonlighting on the Psychic Network. (Photo via PopSugar.)

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Streep has been nominated 14 times for an Oscar and has won two (Best Actress: Sophie’s Choice and Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kramer vs. Kramer), so what I think she’s really saying is she doesn’t give a shit about red carpet fashion after all these years. Bravo for her!

Forbes has an interesting article about how the stars get Red Carpet ready. Seriously, if I were going to attend an awards show I would pay good money to be sloughed, buffed, whitened, brightened, tightened, and toned.

5 comments

  1. RichieAnn says:

    I hate awards shows and this is the first one I ever semi-watched. The dresses are neat, but listening to four hours of I’d like thank my blah blah blah just bores the hell out of me.

  2. Blonde Mom says:

    Richieann:

    I made to 10:30 and then I called it a night!

    It was fun to see Caitlin “watch” it, as best as a 4 1/2 year old can. 😉

  3. Mrs. Flinger says:

    Am I the only one that only sees Oprah boob in that second photo? I try to look away but THEY FOLLOW ME.

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