Oscars

The Oscars were definitely better this year than last year.  Not sure if it was Billy Crystal hosting it because Anne Hathaway and James Franco’s banter last year was not cutting it for me.  Too forced and unnatural, maybe it was the writers from last year.  But Billy Crystal’s jokes, while some were below the belt, had me and the hubs laughing.

Hilarious comments that night:

Melissa McCarthy hitting on Billy Crystal backstage:  “How about we make this dressing room an undressing room?” and proceeds to put both legs on the door frames.  I was weak!

Maya Rudolph presenting short films:  “As my grandma used to say, it can be short and still make your toes curl. And I believe in my heart my grandma wasn’t referring to wieners but short films.  “

Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell coming out of the Orchestra area and playing the Cymbals.  Pure comedy.

And one of my favorite comedians, Chris Rock, coming on stage to talk about the magic that goes into animated movies:  “If you’re a white man you can play an Arabian prince. And if you’re a black man you can play a donkey or a zebra. You can’t play white, my god.”

Even Emma Stone’s banter with Ben Stiller was funny, even if it was scripted, she did it naturally and infectiously, especially when she was trying to invite Jonah Hill onstage.

Now onto the fashion of the night.

My all-time favorite has to be Gwenyth Paltrow in Tom Ford.  LOVE THE CAPE!  Love how its avant garde!  Love how the entire look is simple and white with a touch of glitter.  Gorgeous!

My next favorite would have to Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward Couture.  Love the Old Hollywood slash flamenco look with the red lip, the hair, and the sparkles of the dress and earrings.

More sparkles with Otavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji.  Amazeballs how the sparkles fall in the right place and accentuate her curves.

Speaking of sparkles.  One of the dresses I was okay with but wasn’t wow’d by was Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad.  It’s just so expected that it didn’t wow me.

But I loved the darker version of this dress that she wore to the after party.  Something about the black, bronze, and red hues that worked so much better than this sparkly beige silver number.

LOVED Stacy Keibler in Marchesa.  She epitomized the idea of the trophy girlfriend that night.  LOVE the gold, the fabric rose detail, and the draped one shoulder strapped.

Jessica Chastain in custom Mcqueen.  At first I wasn’t floored by this dress but the more I looked at it, I fell in love with it.  It’s the quintessential Mcqueen quirkiness people love.  I think gothic renaissance couture would be the best words to describe it.  But I’m in love with any outfit that’s black and gold.

Hot mama Tina Fey in the exclusive Carolina Herrera gown.  The peplum silhouette just fits.  Simple but gorgeous!

Cruella Deville!  lol!  Some people loved Meryl Streep’s Lanvin gold gown more, but I really LOVED Glenn Close in this hunter green Zac Posen number.  I love the bodice of the gown and the train.  I love that she keeps it age appropriate with the matching lazer.  p.s. How amazing does her body look?  I only hope to have that waste in my sixties!

Another green goddess!  Viola Davis in Vera Wang.  Love the chiffon at the bottom and the beaded neckline.  Love the color even more along with her matching earrings.  STUNNING!

At first I was in love with Angelina Jolie’s Versace dress because of the structure, but the strutted leg got to be much throughout the night.

I really didn’t mind it until I saw this circulating on Monday.  Too much.  I DIE!

Moving onto the after parties.  Loved Miley Cyrus’ make-up, but wasn’t in love with the dress because it dated her.  Even the old Hollywood glamour make-up dates her a bit but I think she carries it well and the best she’s looked in a while.

Diane Kruger is just amazing on the red carpet constantly.  The RED HOT Calvin Kline Collection dress was no exception.

Katy Perry’s dress for Elton John’s Oscar after party was so much better than the one at the Grammy’s.

Whose dress was your favorite Oscar night?   What was your favorite Oscar moment?

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