My family has an annual tradition of watching the Academy Awards with our friends Lisa and Clay. We take turns hosting, and we love it when the party moves to Lisa’s house because she is the Silicon Valley’s very own Martha Stewart. (That woman can prepare a spread like I’ve never seen!) This year’s party was great, the food was amazing, the wine was delicious, the five-year-old daughter was awesome… and I won the most Oscar picks! All that said, here are LTV Mom’s highlights from this year’s Academy Awards:
Best Dressed Female: Well, this was the year of my favorite color: RED. I know the TV pundits and critics have been praising the metallics, but I am a red girl. So, my best dressed is the gorgeous Penelope Cruz, with Vera Farmiga as a close second (was that red or magenta?). That said, I love a RED LIP, so the awesome Sandra Bullock gets a special nod for her luscious red lips (and the Oscar award for Best Actress!)
Best Dressed Male: Duh, it’s George Clooney (even though he needs a haircut). I forget, where there other men at this year’s show? I do have to give a nod to my fantasy-BFF Neil Patrick Harris. I had no idea he was performing this year, and he is adorable as always. Like I always say, he and I would be GREAT friends!
Best Line: Maybe it’s my age, but the best line has to be Steve Martin pulling out the “I was born a poor black child” when referring to the movie Precious. That line received a round of laughter and a DVR rewind so we could hear it again! I do have to say I thought Steve and Alec Baldwin were great, and I would easily ask them back for 2011.
Best Moment: Again, maybe it’s my age, but the tribute to John Hughes brought tears to my eyes. I grew up on his movies. I still quote Ferris Bueller. And I am so glad to see the Academy honor the man who influenced my generation, even if his movies are not Oscar-worthy. I challenge you, read the list of John Hughes movies on IMDB… you will be surprised how many you have seen (and how many you love!) Watch the tribute HERE.
Best (or worst) Fast Forward Moment: Sandy Powell wins Best Costume Design for The Young Victoria and begins her speech with “I already have two of these.” Lame. The only redeeming moment is that I picked her win at random, because period pieces always win Best Costume Design.
Best Presenter: Easy, Sandra Bullock. “Dude, make me look good!” when explaining the role of the cinematographer during her presentation of the award for Best Cinematography.
Best Milestone: To quote Barbara Streisand, “The time has come!” Katherine Bigelow is the first woman to win Best Director for The Hurt Locker. Just awesome…
Best Wine of the Night: Easy. The red sparking wine from Mumm, recommended by my cousin Sheryl. (Thanks a ton, and you were so right, it was delicious!)
– LTV Mom