Was That J-Lo's Nipple? A Look Back At The Oscars
Since we don't have the patience or interest to do such things, we asked IHJJR friend Abby Draper to give us her insight into last night's Academy Awards. Here is what she gave us.
So last night was the Oscars. Duh. During all of my awesome obnoxious live tweeting, my lovely friend @PhilGentile asked if I would write a blog post recap for his site. After learning that I could do it tipsy, I was happy to contribute.
First, and most importantly, let’s chat the red carpet. I started on the red carpet with E! and moved later to ABC, who had purchased the rights to air pre-Oscars news after 4:30. (I live in LA, so I’m using PST, get over it.)
Ryan Seacrest gets ashed. Nothing else needs to be said. As a PR professional, I naturally assume this (and Sacha Baron Cohen’s ridiculous attire) was plotted to encourage talk of his upcoming film, The Dictator. Side note: Am I the only person who finds Sacha foul? And HOW does he have a hot wife?
What is the red carpet for, if not to judge actresses? Top five best dressed:
1. Gwyneth Paltrow, in Tom Ford, was hot. Enough said.
2. Michelle Williams was charming in a Louis Vuitton dress, color still TBD.
3. Emma Stone took the world’s breath away.
4. Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab took sexy to a new level with the red lips.
5. Cameron Diaz killed it in Gucci. As obnoxious as she is, her body is unreal.
There was a lot of attention on Stacy Keibler and Jessica Chastain and their gold dresses. While they both looked incredible, I’m not a fan of dressing like an Oscar at the Oscar’s.
Now, onto the show. Billy Crystal didn’t disappoint. Predictably, he opened with a song (that included JUSTIN BEIBER!) presenting all of the nine nominated movies. The first five awards no one cared about, but J. Lo and Cameron Diaz presented together keeping everyone interested the presenters were clever, keeping everyone interested.
The five best moments of the Oscars:
1. When J. Lo and Cameron Diaz presented, Twitter exploded as we all got a nice shot of J Lo’s left nipple.
2. Meryl Streep is timeless and brilliant. Her acceptance speech was beautiful. And she loves booze.
4. The video montages of famous actors talking about their experiences at the movies was a nice touch.
5. Emma Stone was the best presenter of the night. There was a lot of talk on Twitter about her hosting in 2013. I hope it happens.
My thoughts on the winners (in the categories that matter):
Best Picture: The Artist. I will never understand how a silent movie won this award in 2012. I also will never understand how anyone sat through a silent movie.
Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin. I didn’t see this movie (again, never in my life will I understand how you sit through a silent movie) but his acceptance speech was perfect. He was gracious and humble, and every woman in America fell in love. I also found out that when he spoke in French as his movie character, he dropped an F bomb, earning his speech the best of the night in my eyes.
Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep. See above on Meryl Streep. Love that woman.
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer was humble and sweet in his first Oscar win at 82 years old, making him the oldest winner ever.
Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia deserved the shit out of that best supporting actress Oscar. The standing ovation was well earned, and the tears were beautiful.
Lastly, it’s always important to bitch about mention things that were unnecessary at the Oscars. Top five: Kelly Osborne, Cirque de Soleil, jokes about Kodak Theater name change jokes, Stacy Keibler tweeting and the Steve Jobs tribute.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the 2012 Oscars. Tweet me @AbbyDraper. Cheers!