Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Beauty and Bravery

After my gush fest over awards shows, of course I had to make an airport run on Sunday night and miss the red carpet and first part of the Golden Globes. All caught up by Monday morning thanks to my trusty DVR! So let's get to it! My best dressed of the night:

Kate Beckinsdale- We can't blame you Seth Rogen

Viola Davis- goddess with a thigh-high sit

Sofia Vergara- she can do no wrong!

Nicole Richie- Hey, I like metallic dresses and hair extensions too!

Reese Witherspoon- Sexy and she knows it

and my favorite . . .

Charlize Theron- It's like she's not even human, in the best way possible.

I really liked the sparkly headband trend! I went a little headband wild during Blair Waldor's heyday and now that I'm older and Blair's going to marry a royal (not really, but I'll play along) she's been wearing fascinators galore! I love them but have nothing to wear them to, so I'll settle for some sparkly headbands.

Two great lines from acceptance speeches:

Christopher Plummer
"And lastly, a fair lady called Elaine - my wife of 43 years - whose bravery and beauty haunts me still."
Swoon, Captain Von Trapp!

Octavia Spencer
"With regard to domestics in this country, now and then, I think Dr. King said it best: 'All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.' And I thank you for recognizing that with our film."
Eloquent, timely, and basically saying "screw you controversy, I got my award!"

As for Ricky . . . he was nicer than last year and his jokes were obviously given to the presenters beforehand so they could make witty comebacks if they wished. This was fine, but dont insult our intelligence. I mean, we can tell who is capable of making an off the cuff remark (Colin Firth) and who isn't (Madonna and her new face.)

I dont even know what to say about The Descendants winning. I stand behind my review! And in case you're wondering (like me) if I was the only person who didn't like this movie, here's proof that I'm not.

I'm really excited to see what is nominated for best picture by the Academy and I hope to see as many of those films as possible. It always baffles me that awards show producers and broadcasting networks are so concerned with ratings when they are recognizing movies that many Americans never even had the chance to see!

On my movie to-do list? The Artist which is supposed to open here soon! I have already decided I will either love it or hate it, as there can be no middle ground with a silent film that is released in 2012!

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