Monday, February 23, 2009

recapping the oscars.

I know. You probably do not watch the Oscars. You probably don't care. But Clin and I have this thing. You know. Where we watch them.

We used to throw mini-oscar parties. Where the guests were all required to bring something to eat that represented a nominated film. My favorite was when Krista brought a cake in the shape of a fetus. It represented Cider House Rules. Now that I think about it....I don't believe we have held a party since. Hmmm. I knew I hated that movie.

So my highlights from last night:
  1. Hugh Jackman sings. I just like any host that sings. Hugh Jackman or not.

  2. Anne Hathaway - I love you more each day. And you sing!

  3. During his acceptance speech for Best Animated Feature Film (WALL-E), Andrew Stanton said, "I guess I'd be remiss if I did not thank my high school drama teacher Phil Perry for 28 years ago casting me as Barnaby in Hello, Dolly!. Creative seeds are sown in the oddest of places so, uh, thank you so much to the Academy for this." Shout out to a drama teacher and Hello Dolly! in the same sentence. Can it get any better? Or more like-able?

  4. Ben Stiller, you're funny. Not always. But tonight I laughed.

  5. Man on Wire won Best Documentary. And the subject of the doc did a coin trick and balanced the oscar on his chin. Come on! That's entertainment.

  6. Kate Winslet - I love you. I'm glad you won. But your award should have come years ago for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

  7. Slumdog Millionaire won! I haven't seen it. But I always root for movies from India with very like-able looking leads.

photo via bananawacky


Sherry Carpet said...

every year i think about and miss your oscar parties. you are probably my favorite party hosts ever.

Jacks said...

Well then, I declare that we shall not host another oscar party until your clan moves to these parts!

Mary said...

Loved the Winslet whistle, hated the Sean Pean ramble. Loved/hated the cutaway shots to Brangenlina when Jennifer Aniston was on stage.

merebuff said...

loved the Oscars (even at three a.m.) I was also thrilled that Kate won (I saw the Reader and it was definitely a stunning piece of work. Though I am now having to make sure I don't stare at teenaged boys...TMI). I missed the clips, however. I like to see why the actor was nominated by their work, not the ramblings of former winners.

Jacks said...

Good point. And amen to the shots of Brangelina - too many of those.

Our DVR stopped taping right when Kate went to speak - and I keep forgetting to youtube it. But eventually I will watch.

I can't wait until I can actually see some of the movies that were nominated.