Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Oscars 2007

The buzz these past couple of days has been about the Oscars...and just like everyone else, I have an opinion about everything from who deserved to win to what people were wearing...
I didn't get to watch the whole thing unfortunately because the live broadcast was way too early for me to be awake, and the re-run started at 10PM last night, and there was no way I was going to stay up till 2:30 in the morning watching the Oscars. How stupid of One TV (or Dubai one as they are now called) to put 2 full hours of mind-numbingly boring arrivals before actually airing the show!!!

Anyway, here's my 2 cents about the winners:

- Helen Mirren...definitely deserved to win best actress! I watched The Queen a few months ago, and I must admit that I went into the movie not expecting anything, and came out pleasantly surprised and defintely impressed. She not only played the role, she owned it!

- Best actor Forrest Whitaker: no comment about that, as I did not see the Last King of Scotland. And I'm not sure if any of the other nominees deserved to win.

- Best Director: Martin Scorcese....yes, he deserves to win, if only because he's been nominated 8 times already without ever winning. But although I haven't seen Babel (yet), I have a soft spot for the director (Alejandro González Iñárritu who also directed Amores Perros and 21 Grams, both amazing movies), and I kind of wanted him to win.

- Best picture: The Departed. Hmm...not convinced by that one. Yes it's a good movie. But was it really the best one?

- Best supporting actor: Alan Arkin. I liked Little Miss Sunshine...didn't LOVE it, but it was an all-round good movie, and I must admit that all the actors in that movie were incredible, but Alan Arkin was not the one who stood out the most in that movie...I thought that Toni Collette, Steve Carell and Abigail Breslin were the true winners of that movie. And I think that either Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls) or Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) deserved to win this category.

- Best supporting actress: Jennifer Hudson. Okay. I'm happy for her, and it's truly remarquable that she's gone from American Idol contestant to Oscar winner in such a short time. But I really really do not believe that she deserved to win an Oscar. Maybe it's because I watched Dreamgirls a couple of days ago, and I was this close to walking out of that movie. I just could not stand the singing, which sounded more like screaming to me. Plus the storyline was a bit weak.

Now when it comes to clothes, you can see all the Oscar ladies here (the men don't count...they all wear black suits and white shirts...booooring!). Scroll down to see all the pictures.

My favourites?
- Helen Mirren: stunning, classy, confident...amazing dress
- Reese Witherspoon: she has looked amazing at every single one of her public appearances since the breakup of her marriage
- Cate Blanchett: always a class act
- Celine Dion: her dress looked pretty good...her face....no comment!
- Jennifer Lopez: maybe a bit over the top, but she can (and did) pull it off
- Rachel Weisz: I loved the dress, but she should have lost that necklace....too much!
- Nicole Kidman: only she can pull off a dress like that. She looked stunning.
- Penelope Cruz: classy and simple. Maybe a different color would have been better, but overall, I liked the look.
- Kate Winslet: alway simple and classy.

Worst dressed:
- Cameron Diaz: what the hell was that?
- Jennifer Hudson: that gold bolero thing looks painful...and ugly!
- Jessica Biel: I dunno...that color was just wrong...
- Anne Hathaway: Anne, Anne, Anne...you're so pretty...why do you do this to yourself?
- Beyonce: one word: tacky!
- Eva Green: nope...doesn't work. Too much makeup and the dress makes her look washed out...
- Kelly Preston: animal prints are out...waaaay out!
- Jodie Foster: that dress did nothing for her. Neither the color, nor the cut.

- Gwyneth Paltrow: Only she can pull off a dress like that, in that color...but I'm still not sure it's the best choice she could have made.
- Emily Blunt: She looked good, but I'm not so sure about the shiny blue fabric.

OK enough...my fingers are tired...haven't typed such a long post in a while!


nzm said...

Best Actress: agreed

Best Actor: I was hoping that Leo would get it for Blood Diamond, but Forrest's portrayal of Idi Amin was just too scarily good to bypass.

Best Director: political move to finally give Scorsese the Oscar, but The Departed was a great movie. Babel was a good movie but there were some parts that were more excellent than the others. The Mexico and Japan storylines were incredibly tight, but the main scenes in Morocco were too loose. Brad Pitt just wasn't strong enough as an actor to hold it together, therefore the Director took the blame for that for not getting enough out of his actors.

Supporting Actor: Arkin was good, but I think that Hounsou should have got it. Apparently after he didn't win, Eddie Murphy was so upset that he left the theatre, so I'm pleased that such a bad sport didn't get the Oscar.

Supporting Actress: what were they thinking? Adriana Barraza (Babel) or Abigail Breslin (Sunshine) deserved it more. Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) also was excellent playing a deaf Japanese schoolgirl.

As for the clothes, Helen was just elegant and Jodie was tragic!

bakkouz said...

the neon green color for the links makes it very difficult to read them :)