Usually, people will say that the Super Bowl is the biggest Sunday of the year, but on my calendar it’s this Sunday—Oscar Night/Daytona 500. I was super excited for the Oscars this year, and am happy to begin a new year with my man in the 99 car—especially after last year’s disappointment, considering how he finished the year before last.
Dayton 500 Highlights:
First crash: I really want to blame Kyle Busch for that, but I couldn’t fairly attribute any malice on his part.
I really want to applaud Danica Patrick for rocking it in a boys’ world. I love when women do that—we need to do more of that.
I am however, super bummed about the crash the 99 car was involved in. That was not exactly how I wanted to start of the season, but at least this is just the beginning. I have great faith in Carl Edwards and his team.
As for the Oscar’s….
This was hands down the BEST Oscar Award Show in a while. The Oscar’s did what the Grammy’s did this year, too—they realized they needed to up their game, and they did it. They did it, and they rocked it. People these days get bored easily, so they made it less a slew of reading off names and handing over gold statutes, and instead made it a “show.” It was funny. It was entertaining. And I can't get enough of how beautiful the Kodak, I mean Dolby, Theater was. It was breath taking.
Just FYI, I correctly predicted 14 out of the 24 categories of awards. There were so many amazing contenders this year, it wasn’t even fair. I was most excited about Christoph Waltz winning best supporting actor—he deserved that. He was fabulous beyond words in “Django Unchained.” I was also completely ecstatic over Jennifer Lawrence’s win. I wanted her to win so badly, and I knew it would be close between her and Jessica Chastain. But don’t you just love Jennifer? She’s just the kind of girl everyone wants to be friends with. Also, her falling on her way to accept her award just made her more lovable.
Seth MacFarlane was by far the best host since Billy Crystal. He is so freakin’ adorable, too. My friend and I couldn’t stop noticing that. And he sings! He sings well! What the heck??
Who's idea was it to use the Jaws song as the most intense wrap-up song of any award show?
Babs though, Babs singing "The Way We Were" was magical. You can tell in her voice that she has aged, but she's still got it.
Okay, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get extra awesome points for their number.
I don’t even know what to say about Captain Kirk’s appearance. It was hilarious, but at the same time, I’m wondering if it was Oscar appropriate. I don’t care though. It was hilarious.
Oh, and the boob song was ace.
I had a really hard time picking a best dressed. There were just so many dresses I loved. Most did really well. Jewelry was overall appropriately simple, which I thought was quite refreshing, or at least well-balanced. I don't think I saw anyone who pulled a Carrie Underwood at this year's Grammys--loud dress, loud jewelry. It's not a royal gala, where everyone needs to show off EVERYTHING. Sometimes, you just gotta know when to let the dress speak for itself.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture – fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. The texture and material looked like a light pink royal cloud. The structure, the architecture, the layers, all of it was beautiful. She was dressed to win—kind of like the year Gwyneth wore that pink Ralph Lauren dress the year she won for Shakespeare in Love. I’m glad her jewelry was very simple, too. That thin long chain that draped down her back was perfect. It didn’t compete with the dress. She looked like an impeccable princess.
Jessica Chastain looked like a winner in Armani Prive. Her hair and make-up were classic Hollywood perfection, and I love the gold color of her dress. In pictures it was almost like a light copper, under the shimmery sheer material, and I bet it was amazing in person.
Goodness, Anne Hathaway has disappointed way more this award season, than she has impressed. This Prada dress was very nineties. Not to mention, that's not the kind of dress you wear without any kind of support, even tape, especially to the Oscars. I don’t know, she was a winner tonight, but she just didn’t look like she was dressed to win.
Amy Adams looked quite heavenly in a gray Oscar de la Renta gown. The skirt looked very soft and fluffy like she was an angel gliding on a cloud.
I loved how bold Naomi Watts’ Armani Prive, silver dress was. It was magnificent. It just screamed “I’m awesome.”
Nicole Kidman—stunning. Perfection. That black and gold L’Wren Scott was somewhat like a fabulous Greek warrior Goddess look. And her soft up-do, minimal jewelry, just balanced it out well.
Sandy Bullock in Elie Saab was gorgeous. These last few years, her red carpet looks have just been so right on.
I love love loved Charlize Theron in Dior Couture. As soon as I saw it I thought, that is Dior perfection. The architecture and structure of the dress was only what Dior could do. J’adore Dior. She was absolute perfection. And of all the pixie cuts in town, I haven’t quite loved one the way I do her’s.
I thought Reese Witherspoon looked magnificent in the bright blue Louis Vuitton. It hugged her well, and the train made it Oscar glamorous. I liked that her hair was curled the way it was, because it balanced out the stiffness of the dress. She was beautiful.
Zoe Saldana’s black and white Alexis Mabille was bon chic, and right on point with this season’s trends. It was lovely. It was a very fun, and classy dress. The bit of color blocking detail on the train kept it young, and combined with the flowery detailing of the top of the dress made her a complete vision of spring. I'm obsessed with this dress.
I kept only seeing the top of Kristen Stewart’s Reem Acra dress, and I thought it was quite beautiful, so I wanted to see the rest of the dress. I’m not so sure this actually fit her that well. It looks like it could have given her nice curves, but instead it wasn’t tailored very well. I didn’t really like the bottom of the dress, either. It looked like there was extra fabric that was sloppily cut up or something. Her messy hair also bothered me. She’s such a pretty girl, but she sometimes lets her awkwardness take over, and even ruin her look.
Octavia Spencer in a cream colored Tadashi Shoji looked very old Hollywood—just beautiful.
O my gah, Catherine Zeta-Jones’ gold Zuhair Murad was like an Arabian dream. I loved it as soon as I saw it. The gold bodice hugged her curves in all the right ways, and then the rest just flowed softly and perfectly. Metallic dresses can get a bit redundant on the red carpet, but this was something different.
Sally Field! She was a vision in Valentino red! The way it came together at the center of her waist, brought the dress together really well, as the rest of it flowed in into a rather large ruffled train, kind of like a large flamenco dress. The thing I love about Sally Field’s dress choices is that, as actresses get older, they tend to get more conservative with their dresses. She doesn’t though. She picks loud colors, and fun dresses, that are still age appropriate.
Halle Berry was fierce in a black and silver striped, low plunge Versace dress. I loved that the stripes went in different directions in certain places, because that accentuated her curves just right.
Did Helena Bonham Carter's dress really surprise you? It was hideous, but it was so her. I love her.
Can I just say that I loved Jane Fonda in bright yellow Atelier Versace. It’s so her—fun. I mean, other than that, I would say there wasn’t anything especially special about the dress, but the back was great.
Okay, Olivia Munn wins best red dress of the night. I don’t know who made it, but it was remarkably regal. And the red was just so deliciously rich. The gold detailing on the bodice was what made it so fabulously regal.
Oh and that little girl, Quvenzhané Wallis--freakin' adorable! So freakin' adorable! I just want to HUG her!
As for the men, there was a lot of scruff on the red carpet--like nice, well-trimmed scruff. I love that Uncle Jack (Jack Nicholson) wore a red bow tie, and Jamie Foxx’s bow tie was a sparkly black. And I don’t know whether to love or hate Quentin Tarantino’s sloppiness. Like, is it just cool that he can walk around like a slob? Or does he need to care just a little bit? It’s Quentin Tarantino though…
I also liked that Samuel L. Jackson wore a red suit, just because it was different. It made me forget how much I didn’t like him in “Django Unchained.” Oh and Mark Andrews blue kilt was just awesome. It was awesome that he got to go up on stage and accept an award in his kilt.
NASCAR may not have started the way I wanted it to, but I had a blast at the Queen Mamester's celebrating film's biggest night :)
Hope you had a fabulous Super Sunday, well!
BIG LOVE & HUGS