February 22, 2009

The Oscars 2009


Award shows have always been a big event night for me. When I was a teenager I would even get dressed up and watch them. I watched not only to cheer on my favorite actors/actresses and the fashion they wore. I also watched for the dream. My dream of one day walking down the red carpet, being nominated for an award - and then winning it of course. I still have this dream, and one day perhaps it will even come true. Until then, I will Blog about it. I hope you enjoy my commentary and recap of the Oscars this year.

I watched the E! Live show and was most excited to see Robert Pattinson (surprise surprise)! He is in a tux with a bow tie and just looked amazing and was his usual adorable self. You can view the interview here. Second best to seeing him, was viewing the dresses before the show. I loved most of them, but some were just amazingly bad. Look towards the bottom of this post for my recap of the fashions.

*Oh and that picture is of me from prom photoshopped into my dream vision as best as I could get it. I’d rather be wearing a Valentino dress and actually be standing next to the real Robert Pattinson though.

The Show

The 81st Annual Academy Awards was hosted by Hugh Jackman. He came out singing about all the songs and then dancing. He was in theater, so he was quite good and maintained his sexy vibe still. He did start laughing during “The Reader” bit though. Overall I think he did a good job hosting the show.

Past actresses that have won in a supporting role presented the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The Oscar went to Penelope Cruz for her performance in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She was my pick to win in this category. Her gown was beautiful! She was very gracious and a bit surprised that she won I think.

Tina Fey and Steve Martin presented the award for Best Original Screenplay with a great comedic intro. I quite liked it because I too am a writer. They read the screenplay for the short clips of the nominees as they showed the clip. The Oscar went to Dustin Lance Black for “Milk.” His speech was nice and he gave hope to gay rights. I haven’t seen this movie, but congratulations!

They then presented the award for Adapted Screenplay. The Oscar went to Simon Beaufoy for “Slumdog Millionaire.” I still haven’t seen this movie, I really need to since it is winning all these awards.

Jennifer Anniston and Jack Black presented for Best Animated Feature. Jennifer Anniston’s dress was great. The Oscar went to Wall-E. I haven’t seen this either, was it good? I guess it was if it won. They then presented for Animated Short Film. The Oscar went to “La Maison En Petits Cubes.”

Sarah Jessica Parker and Daniel Craig presented for Art Direction. SJP looked absolutely fabulous and very Sex and the City. The Oscar went to “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Congratulations!

They then presented for Best Costume Design. The Oscar went to “The Duchess.” It was my choice for this category as well, so congratulations! Your work on this film was really spectacular. Not wanting to let SJP and the other guy off camera yet, they also presented the award for Best Makeup. The Oscar went to “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Great work on this film, congratulations! I really need to see this movie ASAP.

Robert Pattinson and Amanda Seyfried presented for... well nothing. I was hardly paying attention to the show at this point. Robert looked all brooding and terribly nervous. How is that so hot? He presented (if you want to call it that) for what other category than romance? They even showed him in a few Twilight clips - and a bunch of other clips from other movies. There was no award given though. I guess they just wanted to show hot romance clips from movies this year. If it got him up on that stage though, I don’t mind!

Natalie Portman and Ben Stiller (with a very awful fake beard and messed up hair pretending to be Joaquin Phoenix) presented for Cinematography. It was hilarious! He even said he “wanted to retire from being the funny guy.” He was all aloof and walking away from Natalie as she was going over the script. LOL It was great. The Oscar went to “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Jessica Biel then came out in her awful dress to talk about digital animation and CGI.

Three guys came out to present for Best Live Action Short Film. The Oscar went to “Spielzeugland.” Seth laughed after the name was said. Yeah, I haven’t seen it either.

Hugh Jackman came out to do a little more singing and dancing with other guys in top hats and black tuxedos and canes. Beyonce then appeared and was singing in a red showgirl costume with a black top hat with other girls in showgirl-like tuxedos. They sang a song from “Grease” and a few other song clips. It was cute. Then for “Lady Marmelode” Amanda Seyfried and her co-star in “Mamma Mia” came out to sing and dance too. Of course Zac Effron and Vanessa Hudgens were also out there with them. They gave a great tribute to musicals. I liked it.

Past winners for Best Actors in a Supporting Role presented the winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The Oscar went to Heath Ledger for his work in “The Dark Knight.” I really wanted him to win, and am very happy that he did. His family accepted the award on his behalf. The acceptance was very emotional and the celebrities they showed in the audience were almost in tears. Very moving. Congratulations Heath, wherever you are.

Bill Mahr presented the award for Best Documentary. The Oscar went to “Man on Wire.” The Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film went to “Smile Pinki.” I’ve never seen either of these documentaries.

Will Smith presented for Visual Effects. The Oscar went to “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Personally, I think “The Dark Knight” should have won for it. He then presented again for Sound Editing. The Oscar went to “The Dark Knight.” It was my pick yet again, congratulations! The Oscar for Sound Mixing went to “Slumdog Millionaire.” Will Smith also presented the award for Film Editing. The Oscar went to “Slumdog Millionaire.” Popular film tonight.

Eddie Murphy presented the award for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Jerry Lewis. It is well deserved, congratulations!

Zac Effron and Alicia Keys presented for Original Score. The Oscar went to “Slumdog Millionaire.” Congratulations, again. They then introduced/presented the singers and dancers for Best Original Song. The Baliwood singers and dancers came out from “Slumdog Millionaire.” With how much they won tonight, it was nice to see something from this movie I have yet to see. The Oscar went to “Slumdog Millionaire” for their “Jai Ho” song. Not a big surprise here was it?

The Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film went to “Departures” which is a Japanese film. Congratulations!

Queen Latifah then came out to pay respect to those entertainers who have passed in the industry. She sang and looked quite fabulous. I’m sure there were quite a few tears rolling down beautiful faces in the crowd.

Reese Witherspoon presented the award for Best Directing and she looked fabulous. The Oscar went to Danny Boyle for “Slumdog Millionaire.” Congratulations.

Previous actresses that have won as Best Actress in a Leading Role presented the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for this year. They said very nice and encouraging words for the nominees that almost moved them all to tears. The Oscar went to Kate Winslet for “The Reader.” Her acceptance speech was genuine and gracious. She was my pick to win. This has been such a great year for her and she really deserves it. Congratulations!

Previous actors that have won as Best Actors in a Leading Role presented the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for this year. They too said admiring words to the nominees. Did anybody else notice Robert Pattinson was sitting behind Mickey Rourke? The Oscar went to Sean Penn for “Milk.” I thought Brad Pitt was going to win, but congratulations nevertheless. Sean is an amazing actor too, and he deserves an Oscar too!

The very talented Stephen Spielberg presented the last (and best) award of the night: Best Motion Picture. The Oscar went to “Slumdog Millionaire.” Congratulations, yet again. I really wanted any movie but that one to win because it already won so many.

I wasn't able to get pictures for all of the fashions I loved and hated, but here are some. Enjoy!


Robert Pattinson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Anne Hathaway, Evan Rachel Wood, Robert Downey Jr., Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Diane Lane, Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon


Amanda Seyfried, Bridget Fonda, Marisa Tomei, Beyonce, Jessica Biel, Sophia Loren, Meryl Streep, Phoebe Cates, Tilda Swinton, Melissa Leo, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman

Images from: wireimage and oscar.com


Anonymous said...

awesome post. nice work! we have such similar taste - great minds think alike. :] didn't rob look purr-fect..? tee hee.

The Garver Family said...

Rob looked very hot. Ya... Good work on putting this together. I just got done watching it...and I must confess that I only watched the program to see Rob. LOL...I'm so pathetic.

Paula said...

Kate Winslet's dress is so unusual and lovely! I love it when actresses take a risk and it works so well for them.

A very nice write up!

insomniaclolita said...

I almost got late for school from watching this hahaha ROB IS HOTNESSSS.

Anonymous said...

I didn't watch the Oscars so I enjoyed your rundown.

Ashlee K. said...

OMG Sheri that picture you photoshopped with Rob is GREAT! Also LOVED the recap of the show since I missed it last night.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

btw new spot to follow...

up for an award-vote!

Sheri said...

Thanks :) I worked hard typing up the post while watching the Oscars. I also did all the photoshopping and such while the show was on too. Yay for multitasking!

Oh, and Freyenator - I am following that blog hehe

BIBI said...

Wow, lovely post and great write-up. You are a great writer. I gave some details but I mean Sheri you can get a job working the red carpet with the way that you write.
I loved Kate Winslets' dress as well. And Ben Stillers' comedy parody of Joaquin Phoenix was hilarious. He truly looked the part. I couldn't stop laughing when he was on stage. Neither could anyone else.

Also, I agree with you on the choices for the dresses that you loved. Great picks, and lovely dresses.
On the dresses that you picked I agree with you, except for Natalie Portman. I thought her dress was gorgeous! Love pink I guess.

Also the Jackman did a wonderful job hosting and the dance numbers were enjoyable. The Bollywood dancers were excellent as well, as I am into that kind of Bollywood thing myself.
Loved the whole thing, I just noticed one thing. Did the stage look smaller this year than it did last year?
I wish I could stick around home and watch Oprah's after party, but I have to pick up my daughter after school. Track try-outs are this afternoon, and she won't be done until five. That's the time Oprah comes on.
I see Sheri that you have more fans. When you become a famous writer, and working the Hollywood scene, you won't forget me will you? :) I am totally pathetic, aren't I? Haha.
Love ya girl! Keep writing! You are a joy to read and so refreshing!

Sheri said...

I would so love to work the red carpet! :) I wouldn't forget about you lovely ladies either!

Lee said...

You loved and hated the same dresses as me!

Dude it was so funny when I saw r-patz. I FREAKED OUT.
He's so fine.

Sheri said...

When I saw Rob on the E! interview I was like OHHHH HOTNESS! Then when he presented I was like OMG I wish I was Amanda Seyfried (but in a much better dress). lol

Carina the Blogarina said...

I almost agree... I thought Meryl looked swell in that grey dress.

Nickie. said...

Thank you so much four your kind words and support! I appreciate it soo much. =)