Welp, it’s that time of the year again. Academy Awards time! Last year, we were separated by many a miles because Allie was in Florida and Mindy was in Michigan. And although we haven’t blogged much this year, we’re back now. For the Oscars.
The art awards are going on right now– Alice In Wonderland won for Best Art Direction and Inception won for Best Cinematography, and we are pleased with both of those. But we can’t wait to see who wins the big awards tonight!
But let’s rewind for a second to that moment when we were introduced to tonight’s hosts, James Franco and Anne Hatheway. We were expecting so much more from the (not really) phenomenal duo, but their opening act lacked so much originality. Although we enjoyed cameos by Alec Baldwin and Morgan Freeman. We were hoping for some sort of musical number or more comedic jokes. They kept it a lot calmer than say, Ricky Gervais did at the Golden Globes. However, we have hope for them for throughout the show, and hopefully they will be picking up the pace.
Oh man Kirk Douglas! What a man! It would be an honor to have him hand you an award. And to compliment Anne Hathaway– how flattering! Kirk Douglas is just an adorable old man. The Best Supporting Actress went to Melissa Leo! Not too much of a shocker. On a side-note– she is SO MUCH PRETTIER in real life than she is in the movie.
We’re not horribly surprised that Melissa Leo won. The category could have gone to her, Amy Adams, or even Helena Bonham Carter, but Melissa Leo has been sweeping this category during this awards season, and she deserves it. She was great in The Fighter!
We haven’t seen any of these animated short films, but they all looked….animated. What we like the most so far is that Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are presenting the awards. What an attractive duo. Mmm mmm mmm.
Best Full Length Animated Feature Film goes to Toy Story 3. Surprise Surprise. Not. It’s the highest grossing movie of the year. And Pixar wins every year.
Damn. Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem are looking classy in those white tuxedos. We just want Javier Bardem to present every award so we can listen to his sexy accent for hours. And so we can look at him. Obviously. Aaron Sorkin deserves Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network, so we are glad he won it. We don’t think The Social Network should take home Best Picture, but they do deserve some acknowledgment because it was a fantastic movie, and it was such a great screenplay, so kudos to you Aaron Sorkin.
Yesssss more of Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. Even if it was just for a little bit. If Christopher Nolan doesn’t win this Oscar, that will be a huge snub. WUT. WUT. HOW DID INCEPTION NOT WIN FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY? Who would have EVER thought and written out such a ridiculous concept?! Christopher Nolan has been snubbed by the Academy time and time again. We were really excited when Inception got a nomination, and we thought this was the category it was a shoe-in for tonight. Butttttt apparently not.
Either way, The King’s Speech was a fantastic movie. Superb. And British. We can’t wait until Colin Firth wins Best Actor.
YAY ANNE HATHAWAY COSTUME CHANGE. And singing! Anne Hathaway singing to Hugh Jack-ass….or someone who should not be named [not Voldemort]…this is the type of introduction we were looking for. Thank you, Anne Hathway. Thank you.
JAMES FRANCO IN DRAG. And making a Charlie Sheen joke. This night just got way better.
Dame Helen Mirren and Russell Brand…what a beautiful couple. And hilarious! Russell translating Helen’s french is too great. Best Foreign Film goes to In A Better World. We don’t want to hear this woman speak, we want more of Helen and Russell. Or Javier. Mmmm.
Heyyyy Reese Witherspoon. You are soooo pretty, but WHAT is with that hair? You look like Barbie. C’mon! Christian Bale better win for Best Supporting Actor. It’s pretty much between him and Geoffrey Rush. But it BETTER go to Christian Bale. Even though Mark Ruffalo is really hot. But if Christian Bale doesn’t win, it would just be a huge shame.
DASS WASSUP. But shave that beard, Christian Bale. OH SHEESH, every time he talks we fall more and more in love with him. And that speech, what a speech, he was crying….we might have been crying….and we love him EVEN. MORE.
Anne Hathaway’s dresses need to start getting better. These costume changes aren’t the best. But Hugh Jackman’s looks are the best. We could watch him all day. And all night. Nicole Kidman, on the other hand, we don’t need to see her. Or her unmovable face. How she showed so much emotion in “Rabbit Hole” we’ll never know. She might have went off botox for a few months. This stage is awesome. That orchestra was awesome. Hugh Jackman is still awesome. Nicole Kidman’s dress is not.
Yeahhhhh Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for Best Original Score for The Social Network. It was a great score, and it’s cool ’cause now Trent Reznor has an Oscar.
They are pairing some VERY beautiful people together for these awards. Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey. Inception wins for Best Sound Mixing. Woooo Inception! Even if it isn’t Nolan getting an award, we are glad the movie is still being recognized for some of its awesomeness.
More awards for sound. And for Inception. This one was for Best Sound Editing. Yayyyy Inception!
CATE BLANCHETT. YES. YES. YES. What a woman. What a dress. She should be presenting something so much greater than Best Makeup. But we are just happy to see her. The Wolfman won, not that we care. We only care about Cate. And that hair cut. It’s great. Cate’s great. The Wolfman makeup was also apparently great. And gross.
Oh yes, more Cate! And costume design! Alice In Wonderland won. Great costumes.We are way more interested in everything Cate is doing than the awards she is presenting.
Kevin Spacey! That’s all. No words need to be said about Kevin Spacey, because he is the man. And he reminds us of our high school English teacher. Kevin Spacey. Yeah.
MANDY MOORE! And Chuck! We mean, Zachary Levi!!!! Mandy Moore can sing it. And so can Zach. This is a great performance. Anything with Mandy and Zach is going to be fantastic. Perfection. We can’t wait for Gwyneth Paltrow to sing. That should be interesting.
Once again with the attractive presenters–Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. They both look very attractive. Best Documentary Short….these movies look intense, but Amy Adam’s dress’ shininess is distracting us. Let’s get back to looking at the presenters. Pretttttyyyyy. And they also presented the award for Best Live Action Short Film. Awww, we don’t know who that guy was, or what that movie was, but we loved his goofy hair, and we loved the last line of his speech.
ANNE HATHAWAY. That dress was almost great. Until we saw the front. Autotuning at the Oscars FTW. This. Is. Great. Great. GREAT. Ohhhh man. That has been the best part of the awards show thus far. Finally, something hilarious.
JUST BECAUSE YOUR DRESS CAN SWAY, DOESN’T MAKE IT GOOD, ANNE HATHAWAY.
Ohhhay, Oprah. Presenting an award for Best Documentary. Maybe she’ll also give everyone in the audience a car. Or something. You get an Oscar, and you get an Oscar, and YOUUUUUU GET AN OSCAR. Or maybe not.
Poor Banksy. We’re sure they don’t make tuxedos with hoodies on them anyway. It would’ve been interesting if he did win, though. Kind of hard to accept an award when NO ONE KNOW WHO THE FUCK YOU ARE. Unless you really are Justin Timberlake…that’d be hot.
Billy Crystal! Hilarious! What a pleasant surprise! 47! <O>
Ooooh, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Actors are so attractive. These two in particular. Soooooo attractive. What…..an attractive face off. Even Jude Law can’t seem to out speak Robert’s wittiness. Inception wins again for Best Visual Effects. Or, as we will call it…visual AWESOMENESS. Because Inception was awesome. They then awarded The Social Network an award for Best Film Editing. And the two winners hugged it out. Adorbz.
FINALLY. ANNE HATHAWAY GETS IT RIGHT WITH THE DRESS. Lookin’ classy. James Franco might be high. And we might be loving it… We are definitely loving it. His spiel about the inappropriately titled double entendre movie titles….Winters Bone, Rabbit Hole, How To Train Your Dragon. And he kept a straight face the whole time, which is more than we can say for Anne.
Florence Welch! YES! She is actually wearing a color for this performance, and she is looking great. And sounding great, but that is no surprise. Her voice is stunningly beautiful.
And now for Gwyneth to sing….this performance is not nearly as entertaining as when she performed with Cee-Lo and the muppets at the Grammys. She’s still got a set of pipes, though.
And the Best Original Song goes to “We Belong Together” for Toy Story 3! Woooo Toy Story 3. Boo Jennifer Hudson’s boobs. We are glad we don’t have to see them anymore. Jennifer Hudson looks great, don’t get us wrong, but her boobs look smooshed and there is some weird tan line thing going on.
Celine Dion! She just had twins and she looks SO. GORGEOUS. The In Memory dedication at the Oscars is always so heartbreaking. And Celine Dion’s voice is really perfect for this dedication. On the kind of bright side, less people seemed to die this year than did last year. Hopefully we can keep losing less and less talented people.
Halle Berry….STOP BLINKING SO MUCH. You do look really gorgeous though.
Hillary Skank [Swank] presenting Best Director with Kathryn Bigelow, who we still don’t understand why she won last year. This year has a lot of great nominees. It could go to anyone, and it would be great. Tom Hooper! The King’s Speech! Yes! The King’s Speech is sweeping the awards this season, and it is quite pleasing.
Best Actor and Best Actress awards! Yes yes yes! It’s always fun seeing Jeff Bridges! He is the man. And The Dude. This award is a tough one. It should definitely go to Natalie Portman for playing Nina in “Black Swan,” but if there is a persons career who deserves an Oscar, its Annette Bening. She probably doesn’t deserve Best Actress for “The Kids Are All Right,” but overall, she does. But really, if Natalie Portman does NOT win, that would be such a shame.
AWWWWWW, Benjamin Millepied walking Natalie Portman up the Oscar steps. Oh man, Natalie Portman is so great. We love her. SOOOO MUCH. SHE IS MAKING US CRY. We are glad she is not laughing and making silly jokes like she was at the Golden Globes. This is such a great acceptance speech. Awwwwww man.
And now! Best Actor! Haha, Sandra Bullock teasing Javier Bardem about his haircut in “No Country For Old Men,” hilarious. Alright, it’s official…Sandra’s presenting is really funny. From calling Jeff “Dude” and asking him to let someone else win for a change to asking Jesse Eisenberg to accept her friend request on Facebook, she is killing it. She even made Colin Firth laugh…and that’s hard, because he’s British, and they don’t laugh very easily.
All of these actors are absolutely great and all of these roles were absolutely fantastic. But Colin Firth deserves this award! This is such a pleasure! His acceptance speech is good, and he is about to cry, and it is adorable. Colin Firth deserves this award, not only for The King’s Speech, but also for his career. Except for What A Girl Wants, we should all forget he ever made that. It’s always nice to hear Colin Firth speak, he is so poised. And British. And we love the British.
ANNE HATHAWAY. YOUR DRESSES THIS EVENING HAVE BEEN SO NOT GREAT. Except that red one, which was fabulous.
The Best Picture Award! Ten really great films are nominated this year. It could go to any number of them, but really, we’re all hoping for The King’s Speech. It’s pretty much swept award show season so far. It was great. Great acting, great directing, great script, great music, great everything.
YES! YES! YES! The King’s Speech gets 4 awards this evening! All very deserving!
Overall, nothing was horribly surprising about these Academy Awards. James Franco and Anne Hathaway were politely funny. Nothing TOO entertaining. Autotuning movies was hilarious, but that had nothing to do with them. These awards had great potential, James Franco and Anne Hathaway really appeal to a younger audience and they could have, and should have, done so much more with their hosting responsibilities.
As far as winners go, there were no shockers, really. Everyone who won was deserving, and that was that.
And this is how we felt about The Oscars, over all.
We hope you enjoyed our return to blogging! And The Oscars! Goodnight!