Monday, February 25, 2008

Oceans of angels, oceans of stars

I don't feel the need to sugar coat here, folks so I'm just going to say it: I thought that last night's Academy Awards were a bit of a snooze fest. I think I tend to build it up, and forget that I enjoy the tradition of watching it more than the actual show itself. Had it not been for the witty banter with my family, the tasty homemade spaghetti in my belly and the handsome charm of Jon Stewart, I don't know that I would have been entertained or satisfied at all.

I was pleased that Javier Bardem won the Best Supporting Actor honour, as I thought that his performance in No Country For Old Men was brilliant...that being said, it's not my kind of movie. at. all. So Best Picture? I know I'm going to get heat for saying this but...that film was just not for me. I do think he's amazing and definitely look forward to seeing future projects from the man though. I was stoked to see Daniel Day Lewis take the Best Actor statue home for There Will Be Blood. Lewis is a phenomenal actor, one of my favourites. Always humble and gracious. Genius.

I fell in love with the beautiful French actress Marion Cotillard, who won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in La Vie En Rose. This is one of the films that I haven't seen, but am dying to. Marion plays the role of Edith Piaf in the film.

The beautiful and brilliant Diablo Cody, writer of Juno, and the winner for Best Original Screenplay deserves props for her fresh and hot red carpet style (and for daring to be herself). I especially love her turquoise skull cocktail ring.

Katherine Heigl was one of the presenters last night. I thought that she looked really beautiful. I'm always a fan of a blonde in red. Glamour at its finest.

Cameron Diaz was another Hollywood babe on the red carpet. I always think she looks great. Last night was no exception. She has a kind of carefree style which I think is hot.

First time attendee and nominee Ellen Page, who was up for her role in Juno looked adorable in a simple black vintage dress. She told Jeannie Becker on the red carpet that she bought the dress at a store called 'Decades.'

Whose red carpet look was your favourite? Thoughts on the show? The winners? The fashion?

You can find a complete list of all the winners here.

All photos: Just Jared


Keira-Anne said...

I have to agree with you on Katherine Heigl. She's simple and beautiful and the red gown on her was totally stunning.

Anonymous said...

Diablo Cody has a rad sense of style. That's the first time I've seen a photo of her.

OMG I have loved Marion Cotillard since her role in 'Love Me If You Dare'. I'll bet you've seen it (it's French, and exquisite, one of my very favorite love stories) and if not, you must go rent it right away.

When the couple won for the song "Falling Slowly" I was so excited because I love that song. And because the songs from Enchanted were so dumb.

- J @

Jennifer Stoddart said...

I haven't seen 'Love Me If You Dare'. I'm so renting it tonight! I just googled it. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

I agree with you about the couple that won for best song. I thought the Enchanted numbers were lame-o too! It was also super cute when Jon Stewart let the girl come out and say her speech after the fact.

Raul said...

Great review of the Oscars, Jennifer!

I admit I was disappointed that Julie Christie didn't win. But Marion Cotillard is just SO lovable. And Ellen Page is awesome!

PatZ said...

what about that lady who won best supporting with the crazy red hair? I think hollywood should toooootally adopt that look.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Sometime in the distant future I suggest you come back to No Country For Old Men. It's a little hard for me to put it in context but I have a feeling it was the best film I have ever seen. It made me feel spooky about my fellow man with good reason. And it was not the killer in the movie that me feel that way: it was the context, our context.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

@ mr. beer n. hockey- thanks for sharing your thoughts on the film. I have a feeling that it's one of those movies that I will watch again and be touched in ways that I wasn't upon my inital screening. I definitely plan to give it another chance in the future.

wyclif said...

Edith...Pilaf? ;-)

Must have been a Freudian slip. Or perhaps you wrote this post while in the throes of hunger pangs and images of breadbaskets in your mind's eye.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

hahaha! I didn't even notice my typo! Thanks Wyclif! I have fixed that...must have been famished while writing this post! ;)