So, of course, I stayed up for the Oscars. And honestly, I'm not sure how I felt about the show as a whole. Billy Crystal was okay. He was sometimes hard to understand (the sound wasn't great), but the recorded bits were pretty funny. (Loved the one with Melissa McCarthy!) And I was mostly pleased with the winners of the big awards. There weren't a lot of surprises, so maybe that's what left me feeling a little blah. One speech I did love was Octavia Spencer's. You could see how honored she truly was...and that standing ovation! The Oscars aren't the Grammys--they don't stand up for just anybody. And while I love Meryl Streep, I wish there was some way that Viola Davis could have won too! I just loved The Help, and their performances (and the rest of the cast, including Jessica Chastain who was also nominated) were just phenomenal. But, there were a lot of great perfomances this year overall.
Let's talk fashion....I'm having a time picking my favorite dress of the night! There were some really great ones. Entertainment Weekly has a great spread, as does People. But I think my very favorite was Jessica Chastain's Alexander McQueen gown. It was the perfect choice for her skin tone, and it just looked very regal without being too revealing (looking at you, J. Lo!).
And though it pains me to say this, because I think she is a bit overhyped, I also really liked Angelina Jolie's dress. She really looked the part of a movie star in it.
Did you watch the Oscars? What was your favorite moment? Dress? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments!