Monday, March 8, 2010
I loved the Academy Awards Sunday night. I loved the glamour and the excitement. I just can't help it. Politics is almost unbearable any more. So what else is left. Although I don't care to wear any of them, I loved all the beautiful dresses. I loved that Jeff Bridges won for best actor, and has been married to the same woman over 30 years. I loved that a woman, for the first time in Academy history, won best picture and best director. The real twist is that her ex-husband was nominated for the same awards. Barbra Streisand presented Katherine Bigelow with the first award and you could see the two of them put their heads together and giggle about this lovely twist of events. It was obvious that Barbra was excited to present the award to the first woman to win. I loved that a young black girl who had skipped school to audition for the part of Precious won the part, and was nominated for an Oscar. I loved the way she giggled when she talked about her experience. Although I have always loved Steve Martin as a comedian and actor, I did not love his performance Sunday night. It seemed he was trying too hard. I did love Steve Martin's line to Alec Baldwin, when introducing Miley Cyrus and another very young girl, "they have no idea who we are." All in all, it was a fun night. I am looking forward to seeing some good movies.