Last night at around 7:15 my cell phone rang. It was my friend Delanie. I thought, Now why in the world is Delanie calling me when surely she knows I would be watching the Oscars. I picked up the phone and said hello very slowly ...
Delanie said, "Oh shoot. I bet you're watching the Oscars aren't you? Sorry, I'll talk to you later."
She knows. I love the Academy Awards. And I usually thoroughly enjoy them too. And even though the critics are NOT giving James Franco and Anne Hathaway very good reviews as last night's hosts, I liked them. I thought she was adorable (and I don't even usually care for Anne Hathaway). Her dresses were fabulous ( I even liked her tux) and so were all of her different hair styles. Her hair stylist was pretty impressive - an updo, then into curled locks ... into a pony tail ... then into a side sweep ... then down and straightened. (I'd totally hire her.)
I loved all of the musical numbers too (well, except Randy Newman even though I voted for that song to win at my friend Vicki's Oscar party - only because he's won for a Toy Story song before. I figured my odds were good. They were.) And that Gwyneth ... she really does sing better live than most recording artists do. Just love her.)
I loved so many of the dresses this year too. Jennifer Hudson? I want what she's having.
I loved Celine singing during the "In Memorium" that they have each year too ... and then Halle Berry walking out to give tribute to Lena Horne. Isn't Halle just one of the prettiest women EVER? (Oh, and I LoVed Reese Witherspoon ... )
During the red carpet stuff, Vicki had invited us over for dinner. She always puts on quite the spread for special occasions and her Oscar dinner was no exception. Great food, great decor, great treats ... it made the night that much better - that and the fact that Elliott watched them with us too. All the way to the end! Love that boy.