How ‘bout those Oscars? I was not excited about Ellen’s hosting going into the show, but she was really funny. She seemed to make the celebrities relax, and surprise them with her jokes. I loved when she handed out pizza to the stars- and they actually ate it! I was not happy with some of the winners, but I am very happy that 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture. It was an amazing film and deserves every accolade.
I watched the ceremony with a few of my friends. We didn’t have a big to-do like last year- just pizza and wings this time. We did get some cool desserts, though. We got Magnolia cupcakes with the Best Picture nominees on them, and we each picked an actor cookie, which I got at Eleni’s bakery at the Chelsea market.
The most fun, though, is the fashion. Most ladies seemed to play it safe, sticking with black or dark jewel-toned dresses. I somehow managed to find five that I loved. So let’s do this.
- Kate Hudson in Versace. Even with the cape, as she wore on the red carpet, this dress was stunning. Even her Vanity Fair after-party dress was killer! Well done for one of my favorite actresses.
- Lupita Nyong’o
- Cate Blanchett
- Charlize Theron
- Mindy Kaling, who appeared in Salvatore Perez at the Vanity Fair party.
It was a late night, and an early morning for me, but it was worth it. Now I can ease up on the movie-going (for a week or two) and focus on my television. The Emmy’s are just around the corner!