My absolute favorite entertainment evening of the year is the Oscars. I watch all five hours at (mostly) rapt attention. Thanks to the awards screeners, we get to watch almost all of the nominated films, which I assure you would never happen if they didn't come to our door.
I was pulling for The Social Network overall, but thought The Kings Speech was a quality film. If you want my every uncensored thought from the Oscar broadcast, you can read my twitter stream. Watching the show with real friends and twitter friends made it that much more fun.
Here were my favorite looks from the evening, in no particular order:
I know that most people did not care for Cate Blanchett's dress, but I liked it. I thought it was original. Look, it's not difficult to look pretty at the Oscars. You have teams of people fussing with your hair and makeup, slip into something dark and strapless and call it a day. But that's boring. When people step out of the bod and do it well, I like it. Not always. But I liked this. I thought it was interesting.
Normally I would never put a fourteen year old on my best dressed list, but there was no denying Hailee Steinfeld. She looked perfect. Loved the color, the length, and the headband. Age appropriate, yet still gorgeous. (Maybe this will be a new trend with me? I did love Elle Fanning at the CCMA's.)
Hilary Swank in feathers was a little more Oscar-traditional but I loved it.
Neither of these pictures do these lovely ladies justice, but they were all I could find. Every time Jennifer Hudson came on the screen, I exclaimed how gorgeous she looked.
I like Mandy Moore (and I love her husband) but I almost didn't recognize her when she appeared on the red carpet. She was so poised and graceful, she seemed to be truly glowing.
Honorable mentions: Annette Benning and Reese Witherspoon.
Favorite Anne Hathaway look: The fringe-y dress with the sexy, tousled hair. (Picture to come.)
Did you watch? Who were your favorites?
Looking for Mommy Mondays? Oscar coverage had me all tied up, so I'll get to my weekly parenthood post late in the morning.