Monday, March 3, 2014

my top oscar moments.

I am, by no means, that girl who feels compelled to tune in to every awards show each year. While I marvel at the hoopla from afar--the watch parties and the fill-in-the-blank ballots and whatnot--if I tune in at all, it's usually while I'm cleaning the kitchen or baking, or rifling through my never-ending stack of magazines...if I watch at all. But last night, I'm happy that I was perched on my couch, fire a'blazing and Maizie Munch snugsed next to me. ST and I saw several of the nominated films over the past year, and I thought the acceptance speeches were just completely perfect (edit: I haven't seen "Gravity" yet, although ST said it was pretty good. The whole premise pretty much makes me hyperventilate, just thinking about it, although I'm sure I'll see it eventually. And I love me some Sandra Bullock in a serious role).

Here are my favorite moments from last night's fete:

1. Obvi, the selfie seen round the world. Seriously--how freaking cool is this moment?!

2. Lupita Nyong'o. GIRL. Girrrrrrl. Her reaction to winning was the most precious thing in the world. She just emanated sincerity and shock and that dress was just made for her. She was a vision last night, and I loved everything about her sweet speech, and I think she's headed for a lengthy, successful career (also making a mental note to watch "12 Years A Slave" this week).

3. Darlene Love. WOW. Her little impromptu performance made my eyes sting with unanticipated tears, and seemed to jolt the entire audience awake (bonus points for Bill Murray who immediately stood up and seemed to prompt her standing ovation). It was such a cool, cool moment.

4. The dresses were mostly pretty--nothing overwhelmed me, really. But I will say, my stand-out favorite was hands-down, Julia Roberts. The black lace peplum was just so perfectly gorgeous on her, and she looked completely stunning and youthful.

5. Jared Leto was beautiful. The hair, yeah, okay, but I could just stare at him for a long, long, loooong time.

6. Idina Menzel's performance of "Let It Go" gave me chills. Gah, her voice. And the stage was just so whimsical and dreamy.


And can we pause for a minute and talk about how ridiculous John Travolta is? Gross.

7. McConaughey. Ohhhh man. I've loved you forever, sir, but last night just sealed the deal. I love that he won (we saw "American Hustle" and "Wolf of Wall Street," and as much love as I have for Leo, I didn't think he deserved an Oscar for his portrayal of Jordan Belfort)--we actually watched "Dallas Buyer's Club" today (yayyyy, snow day!), and yeah, he lost a ridiculous amount of weight, but the depth of the character is mesmerizing--and I think he has definitely shed that stereotypical rom-com shadow. His range is incredibly dynamic--I definitely recommend the film.


Go watch his speech, it was just amazing.

What was your favorite part of last night?


  1. I'm so sad that I didn't have it recording on my dvr, because I could seriously watch it over and over again.
    With a glass of wine in hand.


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