From the beginning, even before the show officially started, I thought James Franco was a little off. Then he proved it by daring to sit for a quick interview. Does anybody know what the hell was he talking about? Things didn’t get much better for him as the show progressed. By the end, I think he completely gave up and didn’t even bother trying to look awake and/or sober.
Someone who was very awake was his co-host Anne Hathaway. She was so peppy and happy and smiley that I think I preferred the zoned-out Franco.
It’s hard for me to say much about the awards show itself, as I found it to be kind of boring. The first montage was painful to watch. It was way too long and not funny. That pretty much set the stage for the rest of the show.
I was happy to see Natalie Portman win best actress for her role in Black Swan and Colin Firth win best actor for The King’s Speech. I was also very happy to see Oprah. Oprah can walk into any event and do anything she wants and still fit right in because she’s Oprah and can do no wrong, ever.
Looks that I loved were Halle Berry in Marchesa, Hilary Steinfeld in Marchesa, Jennifer Hudson in Versace and, of course, Penelope Cruz in L’Wren Scott.
Looks that I thought were a little questionable?
- Nicole Kidman in her embroidered, sparkly gown with the weird, peplum/sash-like waist. And she finished it off with tangerine-colored heels.
- Reese Witherspoon in her boring, black-and-white dress. I don’t know; her look was just so, um, black and white.
- Helena Bonham Carter in her corseted, velvet gown. I know, I know. She’s great, but the hair and cut-out sleeves just makes her look disheveled.
- Marissa Tomei in her navy blue ball gown. It’s business at the top and party at the bottom. The asymmetrical tulle hem just threw this look way off.
What are your thoughts on the Oscars? Begging for Ricky Gervais for next year’s show? Tell us in the comments section.