On what would have been Elizabeth Taylor's 80th birthday how about some Hollywood hoopla ...
I DVR the red carpet specials and then run through them looking for shiny things.
Holy crap, she's a real life Oscar statuette. I like Stacy Keibler; she's funny and seems down to earth. George was talking about how fearful of life his Descendants character was which led to both of them being asked what they're afraid of. George said Stacy wasn't afraid of anything being 7 feet tall except perhaps low flying planes.
Busy Phillips is a TV and overall tough girl character actress whom I adore.
She came to the Oscar's with best friend Michelle Williams.
Perhaps Busy can make some of her style rub off on Michelle. No one has carried off the pale waif look since Mia Farrow.
Speaking of tough girls and waifs - Rooney Mara seems to combine elements of both. I think she has the most elegant, astounding face.
Other than George Clooney there were but a handful of men I was interested in ...
Jonah Hill, best supporting actor nominee, because he's so sweet - in every interview he has appeared genuinely amazed to be part of all this. He co-starred with Brad Pitt and whenever asked about staying at the Pitt-Jolie home Jonah blushes. His Mom was his Oscar date.
The oldest actor to win an Oscar. Christopher Plummer and his wife Elaine Taylor. During his acceptance he described her as "the woman who rescues me every single day". I think Mr. Plummer is one of the most elegant men and an exceptional actor. Plus I love that he calls the 'Sound of Music' the 'Sound of Mucus'.
There were some young ones around as well ...
Shalene Woodley - star of The Descendants with George Clooney playing her Dad. Shalene is a really good actress, she is on an ABC Family Channel series that my nieces love watching. How lovely that her grams put all their doilies together and made her a dress.
Even Rick Santorum described this as too conservative.
The lovely, I never remember her name, star of Modern Family shows how a young actress should dress ...
I had 3 favorite moments from the show itself.
1> Host Billy Crystal said that people turn to the movies during hard financial times - "and what is more appropriate than watching millionaires give each other gold statues".
2> The director of the Best Foreign Language Film gave a heartfelt acceptance speech about how Americans and Iranians are alike once you get past the aggression and corruption and greed of their political leaders. Hopefully a video of his speech will go up soon.
3> Meryl Streep gave a sweet, genuine, self-deprecating acceptance for her Best Actress statue.
My niece went to high school with Ms. Streep's daughter and met Meryl many times. She said she was funny and kind and usually embarrassed by whatever attention she attracted.
Let's finish with a few cheers and jeers ...
Asshat Douche goes to Sascha Baron Cohen plugging his new movie by dressing as a dictator and spilling what he said were the ashes of Kim Jong-Il all over Ryan Seacrest
Get Over Yourself goes to Jennifer Lopez for traumatizing the little girl behind her. "Daddy, that lady has a giant bun on her head and on her butt, why is she wearing tissue paper"? Lopez wouldn't know an award winning performance if it landed in her cleavage, why the hell is she there?
My Favorite Win goes to Octavia Spencer. She's just class all over.
And finally - Star of the Red Carpet who I would most like to meet.
Uggie from The Artist
Go forth and be glamorous everyone.