As the thread from earlier notes, I was really happy with this year's winners. And maybe it's because of that that I caught myself looking around the theater more. And something struck me - do the honored actors of today just seem nicer than those of the past? I mean I'm used to hearing stars referred to as imperious or demanding or neurotic. But looking around at the likes of Viggo M, Laura Linney, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney - is it just me or have we hit an age where the stars seem to be nice, hard-working folks? And if so, does that say anything about Hollywood or us?
But once I realized I was thinking about such things I realized that was kind of messed up, this is a night to talk winners, losers and fashion. So feel free to do that in the thread below. As I noted, I like tonight's winners. So my thoughts on the fashion? Well I guess my favorite dresses would be those worn by Marion Cotillard (congratulations! and I love that Gaultier) and George Clooney's date, and, though it was relatively plain, Keri Russell's (classic, and suited her). As to the men, well I always envy Johnny Depp's hair. And Colin Farrell is so interesting. I never find him pretty or handsome, but he is so cute and attractive. Same with James McAvoy. And Javier Bardem is simply scorchingly hot. And Daniel Day-Lewis didn't wear plaid!
If there was a disappointment tonight it was the show itself. All those tributes to the Oscars were waaaay too long and really dull. And it's just so tacky to spend an hour or such on that crap and march tonight's winners off the stage after a few minutes. Jon Stewart was okay, but not great. The presenters' banter was predictably boring. And if I could change the Oscars in 1 way what would it be? I'd probably cut the song production numbers. I mean if you want to show the song, and supposedly one of the criteria to get nominated is how the song is integral to the film - how about showing the song clip from the movie? Except for Falling Slowly tonight's song performance's were underwhelming, and that happens pretty much every year.Posted by armand at February 24, 2008 11:56 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies