Remember way back on Friday when I wrote that I never watch the actual Academy Awards ceremony? I decided to go ahead and give it a try this year, and it wasn't too bad. It helped that I was able to DVR the show and fast forward through all the boring parts. Plus, I think Neil Patrick Harris is adorable, and while he's no Ellen, he did a pretty good job.
I discovered a few new movies to put on my Netflix, and overall I found the acceptance speeches that I watched to be heartfelt and to the point. I love that JK Simmons won for best supporting actor - I think he's so talented and underrated. My boys said, "Hey, that's the guy from the insurance commercials". Sigh.
My favorite part of the whole show was Julie Andrews. Is there anyone more beautiful, elegant and lovely in all of Hollywood than Julie Andrews?
In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga sang a medley of songs from the film. I have to admit, I was a little concerned about that choice. But she gave a beautiful performance, and it was the best I've ever heard her sing.
It's a good thing I enjoyed the ceremony, because I found the red carpet to be very ho hum, and there wasn't a single dress that wowed me. Meryl Streep looked lovely in her three piece ensemble by Lanvin, and Rosamund Pike in Givenchy and Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein Collection were my favorite looks.
I wonder how my Aunt's party in Las Vegas is going? I bet they're having a lot more fun than the attendees at the Academy Awards!