Not too many people were surprised when Helen Mirren, Forrest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson snagged a golden trophy, since they had each collected a series of awards during this awards season, hinting that they were the favorites for the coveted statuettes. But, Alan Arkin’s win for Actor in a Supporting Role was a bit unexpected, given that Eddie Murphy had garnered so many awards in that category up until this point.
Billed as the strongest favorite (practically ever…and like seriously, that’s what bookies were saying) was Helen Mirren, for her leading role in “The Queen.” Girlfriend looked amazing. Forrest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson both delivered emotional, endearing speeches and I’m totally singling them out because I have something of a short attention span and a low capacity bladder and happened to be wandering around or in the bathroom for a decent chunk of the show.
More photos of the Oscar winners, the Oscar hostess, and Lisa’s unreliable account of the show after the jump.
So, Ellen DeGeneres hosted and I really have always liked Ellen. In fact, I used to sport some pretty short hair and a totally tomboyish vibe so much so that my mother once half-jokingly wondered if I LIKED Ellen, but that, my friends, is a different blog post altogether…
The interpretive dance/shadow puppet thing was a little strange, as was the “It’s A Small World” re-enactments of scenes from nominated films, but I did enjoy the “Snakes on a Plane” re-creation. It was more than a little mind-blowing, to be quite honest.
When the Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg presented Martin Scorsese his long-awaited Oscar for “The Departed,” I totally expected him to to act as the head for their Movie Director Voltron they had long since been planning to form on stage and was a little disappointed when it didn’t happen.
Even though Al Gore wasn’t nominated for “An Inconvenient Truth,” he did accompany the filmmakers on stage and spoke, according to CNN:
“People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It’s not a political issue. It’s a moral issue,” Gore said while holding the Oscar during his speech.
Am I the only one who was waiting for George W. to run up there and snatch it out of his hand? Oh, me and my election jokes! Voting is so wacky!
Whoah, Reese Witherspoon is taking her “revenge diet” a bit far and is looking a bit on the tiny side. Spray some gold paint on that woman and she’ll be ready to be given out as an award for something. Also, I wonder if Jack Nicholson’s bald head was a demonstration of his solidarity for his secret celebrity friend, Britney Spears. Probably not, but here’s to hoping.
Ah, the dead people montage. Next year, try this to liven up any Oscar-viewing party: take a drink every time someone appears on screen who you forgot passed away this past year. Yes, it’s morbid, but oh-so-much fun!
Well, congrats to everyone involved and who knows…maybe I’ll have figured out who I have to
sleep with sleep with (oh wait, yes, that was right the first time) in order to get my ass some red carpet credentials.