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Movie Geek Live-Blogs the Academy Awards

Here I am, for my annual movie love-fest. Every year, I wonder wtf I'm doing watching this incredibly boring, meaningless spectacle, but every year, I'm here. When my mum was alive, we used to be ready with our picnic supper, our ballots to tick off as the awards were won, and with bets on who or what was going to win.

Watching the red-carpet, so far, most beautiful has been Penelope Cruz in Vintage some-thing-or-other. Kate Winslet's grey dress is not really the thing. Marissa Tomei, so far is in the weirdest dress. Meryl Streep looks lovely. Brangelina looked divine.

What am I rooting for? In movies, I think Slumdog Millionaire, although that was not my favourite movie of the season. I will be very happy if Ann Hathaway wins Best Actress. For the Actors, anyone except Brad Pitt would please me, though I think I'll feel particularly happy if Mickey Rourke does (his dog died six days ago... sniff).

On with the show!


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Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I do hope Slumdog Millionaire gets best picture. I think it really is miles beyond anything else up for that, though I cannot remember them all right now.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
I think my favourite was The Wrestler, but it wasn't nominated... Failing that, Slumdog Millionaire will do the trick (as long as it isn't Benjamin Button!)
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
I am not watching them but I am vicariously enjoying other people's commentary.
I read online somewhere that Kate Winslet was deliberately choosing a comfortable dress over a high fashion dress. Just another reason to love her. If indeed it looked comfortable. Did it?
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, it looked comfortable. I was pleased to see some wrinkles around her eyes when she smiled - she's really lovely, and I shouldn't be snarky about what she looked like.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
I liked Kate Winslet's dress, I thought it looked very elegent without causing her to look like she was going to fall out of it, and it wasn't a "boring -same colour as everyone elses".

Marissa Tomei, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway were all wearing the same colour. Anne looked elegant. Penelope's dress wasn't my thing but she did look nice in it. Jessica looked like she was wearing a bib, but I liked her hair being so artistically non-styled. That actually takes work. Marissa looked like she was wearing a dress made out of a bunch of accordion drapes.

Natalie Portman looked elegant, partially because her dress was classy and partially because even as I hate pink I have to admit that it suited her complexion very well.

Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think my vote for "best dressed" would be Natalie Portman. I wasn't keen on all that beige, but have to admit that the dresses were lovely, particularly Penelope Cruz'
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