I really enjoyed Anne Hathaway and James Franco’s opening number for the Oscars with the spoof on Inception and cutting themselves into the nominated films. Some critics say that Ann and James weren’t entertaining enough and they are too young to host the Oscars. I didn’t realize there was an age limit on hosting awards shows.
Anyway, no surprise on the winners. Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, blah, blah, blah. Do we really care who won? Everyone wants to see the beautiful people strut their stuff down the red carpet and then talk about them. Why do we love to judge others on the red carpet? Because that’s what red carpet events are all about. I actually liked most of the dresses. Here are a few of my picks for Oscar red carpet hits and misses.
Who was your favorite on the Oscar red carpet this year? My favorite is James Franco in pink satin. He was working that dress like nobodies business.
HIT: Country Strong - Gwyneth Paltrow looks like a rock star in this shimmering Calvin Klein gown. AMAZING!
Hit: Natalie Portman is the cutest pregnant woman ever in this perfectly plum, Rodarte dress.
MISS: The back of Scarlett Johansson's dress looks like it was ripped out and her hair is a hot mess. I think she fell asleep in the car on the way to the Oscars and didn't get a chance to run a comb through her locks.
HIT: Russell Brand was the most interesting man on the red carpet. I think more men should mix it up for events like this. Yes, Russell likes to wear ill-fitting trousers that make him look a little Jack-The-Pumpkin-Kingish, but at least he is willing to be original. And he gets points for bringing his mom as his date. How come this is ok for the Oscars but not for the prom?
HIT!: OMG! I almost didn't recognize Jennifer Hudson, she is stunning in Versace. GGGGRRRR!
MISS: Grizzly Adams - Is Christian Bale trying out for True Grit II? I am not a fan of this look on him.
HIT: How can you say anything bad about Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit. She is so adorable in this Marchesa dress. She looks like she should pop out of a music box.
MISS: Flying in on a broom? – I like Helena Bonham but this dress, by Colleen Atwood, makes me think that a house is going to land on her at any moment. Where are the flying monkeys?
I am up in the air about Halle Berry's look. It's like the bottom of her Marchesa dress got tangled in some tule. But I think I like it
HIT: Holly Harpo! Oprah wows the crowd in this custom designed Zac Posen gown that really shows off her great curves. Meeeooow!
MISS: It is not a bad dress, by L'Wren Scott, but she looks like she should be laying on top of a piano, singing.
HIT: Sharon Stone is HOT HOT HOT in Christian Dior!
MISS: I LOVE Cate Blanchette, but here in Givenchy, she looks bland and uninspired. All she needs is a bonnet and a bucket to go milk the cows. So very disappointing.
HIT: Lady in Red - Sandra Bullock is so drop dead gorgeous in Vera Wang.
HIT: Hillary Swank is working it in Gucci. Not everyone can pull of feathers and sequins. I wish she had jazzed up her eye makeup a little more but... you go girl!
HIT: The many looks of Anne - What can I say? Anne Hathaway can do no wrong in my book. She is a classic beauty.
HIT: Some Like It Hot - Not to be outdone by the ladies, James Franco, channeling Marilyn Monroe, made a joke about getting a text from Charlie Sheen. Could Sheen really get high enough to hit this? Yes, I believe he could.