Enough about racing, let's move on to my area of expertise, entertainment news. And it doesn't get any better than the Oscars. Or does it? I really wanted to love last night's telecast. I felt like Seth Macfarlane was an interesting choice, as the Academy usually plays it too safe with their choices as host. Most of his opening fell flat with me, not bad but not really what I was hoping for either. Though, I think we can all agree that Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron were charming in their dance sequence. (Just reading that sentence over makes me wonder what exactly made them go to that as a first choice, but whatever.) There was a lot of filler and music, which normally would make me very happy as I am a Broadway girl first and always, but it just lacked a cohesiveness. ("And now some more people are going to come out and sing something to distract you from how boring this is becoming..." It didn't really help.)
Most of the best moments came towards the end in the form of speeches. Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Ben Affleck all nailed their speeches. (Ben's made me tear up a bit.) They were sweet and funny, and you could feel their shock and gratitude in the moment. They all made Anne Hathaway's feel more than a little manufactured, especially considering she was pretty much a lock to win. I feel like maybe Anne's been a little overexposed recently, and that's getting her a bad rap when she doesn't really deserve one. She did great work in Les Mis, but there were a lot of other actresses, even in her own movie (Samantha Barks) who were just as good this year.
Jennifer Lawrence, however, is fast becoming my favorite actress for sound bites. Please remember she is only 22, and she's been flung headlong into stardom. This isn't her first Oscars, she was previously nominated for Winter's Bone, but it's her first as such a noticeable actress. The clip on Good Morning America of her and Jack Nicholson during her interview was so cute and shows a lot about how starstruck thing is no act.
On the fashion front, I think my favorite dress was Jennifer Garner's. Loved the color and pretty much everything else about it. It seemed there was a lot of muted colors with sparkles happening, but I really enjoyed her magenta. I also liked Adele's dresses. I know a lot of people give her slack about dressing too old, but I'm all for someone who chooses class over flash. My least favorite was Anne Hathaway. Sheena's hubby was right when he said it looked like an apron--an ill-fitting, satin one at that.
Did you watch the show? What did you love/hate? Which dresses were you favorite? Can we all agree that Joseph Gordon Levitt's handsomeness is wildly underrated? Tell me all about it in the comments!