1. The colour palatte—gold, ivory and nude ruled. Actresses spotted in these colours included: Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Winslet,Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger and many more. Sandra Bullock in Marchesa looked stunning and one commentator described it as a gown that was modeled after the golden statuette. PS: Hope you noticed Sarah Jessica Parker’s stacked diamond bangles? She raised her hand to touch her neck when she was on stage so we wouldn’t miss them. Red lip color ruled the ceremony.
2. Kathryn Bigelow didn’t mention James Cameron in her acceptance speech. Sensible, or the next day’s headlines would have had the same old tired ex-wife jokes. They probably will anyway.
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3. It should be illegal to chew gum when you’re wearing thousands of dollars worth of satin and diamonds. Sarah Jessica Parker was caught on camera doing just that. C’mon big city girl.
4. Best pair on stage: Robert Downey Jr and Tina Fey. Brilliant. Funny.
5. Sandra Bullock’s acceptance speech was lovely and by far the most gracious. My favourite. Her first line “Did I really earn this, or did I just wear ya’ll down?” She also said Meryl Streep is an amazing kisser and that the Oscar and the Razzie “are going to sit side by side. As they should.”
6. My favourite line of the ceremony: “I want to thank the Academy for not considering Navi a foreign language.” Juan Jose Campanella, winner, best foreign language film.
7. Many people expected Avatar to lose to The Hurt Locker but the worst disappointment of the night has got to be Quentin Tarantino not winning the Best Original Screenplay award for Inglourious Basterds.
8. I thought hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were quite funny. Wish we had seen more of them. Here’s a sample:
Martin: “She (Bigelow) was so pleased to be nominated with him (Cameron) she sent him a gift basket with a timer.”
Baldwin: “He reciprocated by sending her a Toyota.”
9. By tomorrow the mystery of why Farrah Fawcett, who died last year of cancer, was left out of the Oscars In Memorium tribute will probably be solved. Until then, it’s this year’s biggest WTF puzzle.
10. The live dance number in the middle of the ceremony was super boring. Please, even our local film awards do this better.