Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, March 8, 2010

Friend-Making Monday: Oscar Night!

This week, let's talk about the 82nd Academy Awards. Did you watch?? What are your thoughts? Best dressed? Worst? Any other thoughts?

Ok, I only watched the second half of the Academy Awards, and even then, I was multi-tasking. I missed the Red Carpet, but there were some fashion hits and misses I noticed. First of all, all those poufy bottom dresses: big miss in my book; you looked kinda ridiculous, all of you.

My best-dressed list (I agreed with Amber on a lot of these):

Sandra Bullock 
(can kinda see the resemblance between us)

Kate Winslet 
(love the corset top, the straight skirt, the silver, so classy)

I liked the ladies above for their hair and make-up as well, but the hair that I swooned over was...

Jennifer Lopez -- totally rocked the messy bun.
Sadly, her dress makes my worst-dressed list; she looked like she was dressed in shimmery bubble wrap.

Charlize Theron
(what's up with the roses on the boobs? not a good look, otherwise the color is really pretty)

My favorite moments:

Avatar winning Best Visual Effects and Cinematography.
So well-deserved. If they didn't win in these categories, I would have thrown something at my brand new TV.

My "look-alike" Sandra taking home Best Actress in a Leading Role.
I think she was the clear winner here, and I'm so glad she won.
I also loved her speech, so humble and real and grounded. She's incredible.

Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down? I would like to thank the Academy for allowing me in the last month to have the most incredible ride with rooms full of artists that I see tonight and that I've worked with before and I hope to work with in the future, who inspire me and blaze trails for us. Four of them that I've fallen deeply in love with I share this night with and I share this award with.
Gabby, I love you so much. You are exquisite. You are beyond words to me. Carey, your grace and your elegance and your beauty and your talent makes me sick. Helen, I feel like we are family through family and I don't have the words to express just what I think of you. And Meryl, you know what I think of you and you are such a good kisser.
I have so many people to thank for my good fortune in this lifetime and this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I know. To the family that allowed me to play them, the Tuohy family, I know they're in here and you'll probably hear her in a minute. Maybe not. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to... the family that made this film that gave me the opportunity to do something different. John Lee Hancock, Gil Netter, Alcon, Warner Bros., the actors, everyone who's shown me kindness when it wasn't fashionable, I thank you. To everyone who was mean to me when it wasn't... George Clooney threw me in a pool years ago. I'm still holding a grudge. But there's so many people to thank.
Not enough time, so I would like to thank what this film is about for me which are the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked. I, in particular, failed to thank one. So... if I can take this moment to thank Helga B. for not letting me ride in cars with boys until I was 18 because she was right. I would've done what she said I was gonna do. For making me practice every day when I got home. Piano, ballet, whatever it is I wanted to be. She said to be an artist, you had to practice every day, and for reminding her daughters that there's no race, no religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else. We are all deserving of love. So, to that trailblazer, who allowed me to have that. And this. And this. I thank you so much for this opportunity that I share with these extraordinary women and my lover Meryl Streep. Thank you.


Sara McCarty said...

I loved Sandra's dress too! Loved her speach too! I loved Cameron Diaz's dress...and I posted my Oscar favs on my blog, if you want to check them out.

Kenlie said...

I loved Queen Latifah's dress..it was my favorite...

Sierra said...

Sandra is so full of grace, she is just gorgeous and I am with you on the boob dress, big no no! It is fun to review all of the outfits! :)

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Sandra Bullock was hands down the winner of the entire evening: dress, speech, statue...everything!

Neely said...

Loved Sandra's dress and speech loved Anna Kendricks dress! Love Jeff Bridges in general :)

bananas. said...

so happy for sandra. she so deserved that win. and she looked gorgeous!

Vivian said...

Thanks for that wonderful recap + pictures!! Sandra looks so delightful!! I love her. I missed the Oscars due to time difference, but thanks for posting about it! xx

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Sandra was my #1 too. I just adore her, always have. Happy FMM!

Alicia said...

i'm so glad she won...she is such a class act!! and i HATED jlo's dress... it looked like taffeta threw up on her...

Traveller said...

Awesome speech by Sandra Bullock - she's fabulous. Great post! Just a quick note - that's not penelope cruz's dress from this year - she wore a lovely red one.

Kristin said...

Sandra Bullock is just so wonderful, isn't she? Her speech was fantastic. She just seems so down to earth.

I think there were more dresses that I didn't like this year than those I did. I can't even think of any that I loved right now. But then again, I was doing a lot of multi-tasking while it was on as well, and so I may have missed some good ones.