Monday, March 08, 2010

Oscars 2010

We watched some of the Oscars last night. The best part of the whole show was Neil Patrick Harris' introductory song and dance... everything went downhill after that. There was no chemistry between Steve Martin and Jeff Bridges Alec Baldwin (oops - thanks for the correction, Kimberly!) and most of their jokes weren't funny. Even when the hosts weren't onstage, the show seemed to drag on and on and on and on.

We stopped watching before the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Picture awards were given out. Yep, we were that bored (and that tired). Seriously. The show sucked. It's hard to believe that the show got more viewers than in the previous five years; they're saying it's because there were 10 movies up for Best Picture, so people were more familiar with the movies. That might be true, but they'd get even more viewers if there were better movies out there to nominate. And if the show didn't drag on as long.

I was thrilled to see that Avatar didn't win the big awards and that they went instead to The Hurt Locker, a smaller film. The awards tend to go to these big blockbusters that make tons of money - and quite frankly, I'm tired of the hype surrounding Avatar. Yes, it's a groundbreaking technical achievement, and it's a long movie, and it made bucketloads of money. But all that doesn't necessarily make it an Oscar-winning movie; I would have been disappointed had it won.

I'll save my red carpet discussion until tomorrow... but today, I'll say that of all the red carpet dresses I saw, I loved Sandra Bullock's dress the best. The asymmetric silver lace over the silver skirt was simple and elegant - it was beautiful.

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Um... It was Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. I love Jeff Bridges, but he just won best actor. He wasn't a host. :)