And she wins! Jennifer Lawrence bagged the best actress award during the Oscars last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is her first Oscar win for the movie Silver Linings Playbook.
Her path to the stage was not without drama, however. She tripped on her Dior haute couture gown and fell on the steps. Hugh jackman was spotted trying to offer assistance, if needed. But the best actress awardee recovered her composure enough to proceed to the stage. She thanked the audience for giving her a standing ovation but quipped that they were doing it because they feel bad just because she fell.
It must have come as a surprise for everyone when First Lady Michelle Obama announced “Argo” as best Picture, none most of all than Ben Affleck who directed the film. But the Best Director went to “Life of Pi’s” Ang Lee.
The Academy spread out the wins this year since more movies got the golds in the other categories. Of them all, Life of Pi got the most awards, taking home four. Argo, together with “Les Miserables” came second with three while “Django Unchained” and “Skyfall” each had two.
The Oscars is the most important event of the year in Hollywood ... and the job of hosting it is as important as the event!
The 2013 Oscars are going to be hosted by Seth MacFarlane ... and he seems to think that he's the wrong guy for the job!
MacFarlane, who's the master mind behind Family Guy and Ted ... is going to walk a fine line on Sunday and will either make it or break it!
So, here's the truth, I tried my best to watch the Oscars to the end last night ... but I dozed off before seeing the BIG winners! Did Jean Dujardin score?
I missed seeing Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie presenting :(
None-the-less, It was pure joy watching Billy Crystal host the event, he really knows how to entertain and after such a long time, he gives the stage a special aura. He just draws a smile on my face with the simplest thing he says. Personally, I think he makes the best host.
But I still feel disappointed that I couldn't stay up til the very end, when the big winners are revealed. Who won Best Picture, Best Actor / Actress in a Leading Role, Best Supporting Actor / Actress and Best Director.
So, this morning, the first thing I'm doing is checking out that list, and here they are:
after the jump ...
And the greatest night in Hollywood has begun!
The red carpet is ready and teeming with reporters and photographers and cameraman ... Don't you wish you were there too? I sure do!
Who's going to be the first to arrive at the red carpet of the Kodak Theater?
I can't wait to see the nominees ... George Clooney, Brad Pitt -for whom I have my fingers crossed- and Jean Dujardin.
And I really can't wait to see the gowns and dresses the actresses will be strutting their stuff in on that red hot carpet!
One of the very first arrivals is Penelope Anne Miller. She looks good, but why has she gotten so old suddenly?! In all cases, her dress is simple and sparkly, perfect for a sparkly event like this one!
I just got a glimpse of Mila Jovovich, looking incredible in an off the shoulder, white sparkly gown ... but the arrivals haven't picked up pace yet!
I guess the celebrities and Oscar nominees are still getting ready and finishing up with those last touches!
I simply can't wait for the Oscars to begin! Although where I'm at, in my time it starts at around 3 am and I'll most probably be pooped, but It's either I make myself a jug of filter coffee and watch it LIVE, or simply go to sleep and forget there was any event at all!
The Oscars is one of those things that you gotta watch LIVE; those jokes the host cracks, the little conversations between the presenters and most importantly the moment of opening that white envelope with the golden seal, and revealing the name of the winner is something you gotta see happen. It has no meaning what so ever watching a rerun of the thing!
This year and with the return of Billy Crystal as the host, the show is bound to be fresh, funny and fabulous. The Oscars and Crystal make for an explosive concoction!
I mean, it was also very entertaining when John Stewart and then Ellen Degeneres hosted the event, but Billy Crystal has got no match!
The biggest winner of the night was The Hurt Locker, taking home a whopping 6 trophies!
James Cameron's Avatar took home 3, Crazy Heart 2 and Precious 2.
Here's a list of the Oscars 2010 winners:
- Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
- Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
- Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
This is a funny story; There is always drama going on somewhere in Hollywood and this time it was the wrong person at the wrong place! On Sunday cops had to arrest a 28-year-old guy who climbed a 6 or 7 foot fence and started skipping and jumping on the red carpet of the Oscars! That all happened before the stars arrived ... Thank God for that!
So, the roster for the Oscar nominees is out already. Were you surprised by some of them or were you really expecting their names to come out?
Anyhow, if you weren’t able to watch the live telecast of the announcement made by Academy President Tom Sherak and Anne Hathaway, don’t worry! We will recap the important ones just for you! You can select your best bets now and just see if they get the award during the awards night on March 7.
We already witnessed who took home the awards during the SAG awards last month. And at this time, we are also looking forward to the biggest awards event – the Academy Awards, a.k.a. the Oscars. Even though we won’t know the winners until March, we are excited to know who will be vying for the various awards. Well, the waiting isn’t long now because the nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards will be revealed on February 2 live on ABC at 8:30 AM ET. Those who can’t stay glued on the TV can also watch through online streaming.
This is the first time i do this post, but i felt i shouldn't let it slip away because somethings that were said last night are still sticking!
There were some funny words, some tear-inducing words, some others worth contemplating about.
Here's are my favorites ... after the jump ...
The story of a poor Indian kid who wins in a game show has toppled the story of a wrestler and his story of love, pain and glory. It also beat the story of a homosexual man whose life and courage changed history! Let's also not forget that it snatched a few trophies from a curious story of a man who's born old and starts aging backwards!
Now that's what's called a lucky strike!
It was such a joy covering the 2009 Oscars LIVE last night! It was fun and very interesting.
I wanted to thank all those who kept me company and who were following my updates.
A huge congrats to India and the cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire ... they were the night's biggest winners!
I won't babble any more and I'll cut to the chase!
Here's a complete list of the Oscars 2009 winners:
Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Penn - Milk
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet - The Reader
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz
The rest after the jump ... JUMP!
The red carpet of the 2009 Oscars at the Kodak theater was exploding with celebrities and stars!
It's always exciting to watch the celebrities and nominees arrive and to see what they've chosen to wear for the biggest night in Hollywood!
I was looking forward to seeing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arriving ... and the wait was worth while!
The super couple looked dashing together in a bow-tie & tux and a strapless, black gown!
The men that looked very classy were Sir. Ben Kingsley, Robert Downey Jr. and Sir Anthony Hopkins ... while Mickey Rourke looked different in a cream colored suit!