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#16 Natalia

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:43 AM

Oh, I loved Penelope Cruz' romantic gown and overall look. I agree on the funereal mauve/lilac color..."de luto," like we say in Pto Rico.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

Worst Top Three.

Sofia Coppola (# 1 worst overall)
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Livia Giuggiali in Valentino
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Claire Danes in Valentino
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Best Top Three

J.Lo-(# 1 best overall)
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Rose Byrne's Vivienne Westwood
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Ellie Kemper's Armany Prive.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:38 AM

The color range for dress seemed to be black or white or soft gold lame' - in sculpted statuette forms.

I saw a lot of the ceremonies through the online backstage cameras at oscars.com, through the Thank You Cam, Host camera or the one on Winners Walk. The press room interviews were interesting. Christopher Plummer was both humble and contentious - and very articulate. He said that it wasn’t true he was the oldest winner, Chaplin had been - unless you consider that not a real Oscar which he hoped wasn’t the case. He also said he hoped to act for ten more years and then die on stage or in front of a camera; that he had been rescued from his life as “a very naughty boy” by a recent marriage; and that, as a young Canadian, his greatest influences had been Louis Jouvet and Pierre Brasseur - both of whom starred in Children of Paradise. I missed a short interview somewhere with Gore Vidal.

There seemed to be some disappointment in the backstage halls when the best actor went to Jean Dujardin rather than George Clooney - that seemed to be the real moment of suspense. The onstage moments I saw seemed fairly staid except for the clip with Chris Rock. Billy Crystal was more like an august Claude Rains presence than a Bob Hope one, probably a reassuring touch. The Artist looks a lot like Singin in the Rain. It seemed like a very subdued year.

#19 Natalia

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

Cubanmiamiboy, my husband said that Livia Giuggiali's top can serve as a basket to catch ping-pong balls.

Here's one of the worst for me, Maya Rudolph:
http://www.digitalsp...ya-rudolph.html

#20 Natalia

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

.....when the best actor went to Jean Dujardin rather than George Clooney - that seemed to be the real moment of suspense. ....


Apparently the TV audience didn't see one of the most hilarious moments when Dujardin refused to leave the stage, even tap dancing and waving (much like his character in The Artist!). He was stopped only when a large front-curtain was brought down. It was about to hit him on the head, making him jump back and tripping Natalie Portman, who he scooped up just as she was going to hit the floor!

Portman and Benjamin Millepied also made the 'news' when they complained that Wolfgang Puck had not prepared enough vegetarian food for the Governor's Ball afterparty. Portman followed one of the waiters holding trays, hoping to find veggies. When she asked the waiter, "What do you have?" he answered, "People's dirty dishes, lady."

Source: http://movies.yahoo....-163736104.html

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:09 PM

Cubanmiamiboy, my husband said that Livia Giuggiali's top can serve as a basket to catch ping-pong balls.

Here's one of the worst for me, Maya Rudolph:
http://www.digitalsp...ya-rudolph.html


He,he. What about those hard fabric dresses, like Madsen's and Fay's, which look like those you find at Ross...?

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Can we rate Mena Suvari's...?
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#22 lmspear

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

Will Streep ever be able to equal Hepburn or even surpass her on winning times...? (Hepburn=4 vs. Streep=3)

I've heard Streep, with her self-deprecating humor, point out--accurately, I believe!--in interviews that she's lost the Oscar for Best Actress more times than anybody history.

She still has a way to go before she her won/lost record for the Oscar matches Susan Lucci's record in the Emmy contest.Posted Image

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:55 PM

Cubanmiamiboy, my husband said that Livia Giuggiali's top can serve as a basket to catch ping-pong balls.


I was thinking that filled with seed Ms. Giuggioli's top would make an admirable bird feeder, enlivening the Firths' strolls through parkland, should they be inclined to take any.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:18 PM

I've had some heavy things to say about Michelle Williams' past choices during awards season(s) but I really liked what she was wearing last night. The color worked very well for her.

Rooney Mara gets my worst dressed award. There was nothing wrong with the dress per se (although it did wash her out horribly.) No, my objection is to that perma-scowl she had (and always has) on her face -- it destroyed every effect she was trying to achieve with the dress.

Oh, J.Lo! The dress was vulgar but it did show that marvelous posterior of hers off to advantage. Which, I suppose, was the point.

When Natalie Portman was being interviewed on the red carpet, I was shocked that Millipied, given what a bold self-promoter he is, didn't muscle his way into camera range.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:22 PM

Christopher Plummer was both humble and contentious - and very articulate. He said that it wasn't true he was the oldest winner, Chaplin had been - unless you consider that not a real Oscar which he hoped wasn't the case. He also said he hoped to act for ten more years and then die on stage or in front of a camera; that he had been rescued from his life as "a very naughty boy" by a recent marriage; and that, as a young Canadian, his greatest influences had been Louis Jouvet and Pierre Brasseur - both of whom starred in Children of Paradise.


Very good taste on his part. Brits consistently give more polished acceptance speeches. They have something ready without any preliminary blather about Oh-gosh-oh-golly-I-wasn't-expecting-this, say something graceful, and get off the stage. I was rooting for von Sydow to pull off an upset in this category, since he's a great, great actor and from what one hears a nicer fellow (Alan Bennett on Plummer: "He's his own worst enemy - but only just"). But that was most unlikely.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

I think Portman looked stunning:
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Livia Guiggioli's dress might be meh, but she's gorgeous, and Colin Firth looks very happy in this photo of them:
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I think Bo Derek looks terrific here:
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I love Michelle Williams' hair:
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This would be lovely without the big neck bow:
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Like here:
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I prefer this dress to Jlo's, and her butt would have looked just as good in it:
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Or this:
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This in a jewel tone without the one-shoulder pad would be nice:
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

Will Streep ever be able to equal Hepburn or even surpass her on winning times...? (Hepburn=4 vs. Streep=3)

Angelina's dress was beautiful. She looks emanciated, and she was trying too hard with that posing stuff...


Streep said she thought it was her last time up there, but I wouldn't be too sure. A tie with Hepburn is possible, if unlikely, but five is probably out of the question.

I think Jolie can reserve displays of leg for the gaze of her inamorata without much in the way of public protest. There was also something incipiently Crawfordish about the masklike quality of her face last night.

Emma Stone gets the Anne Hathaway Trouper Award for persistence in spite of a sullen unresponsive male partner.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:53 PM

Then too much white against white with little makeup and no jewels-(Paltrow, Jovovich, Guliana Rancic etc...)
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J.Lo in her Zuhair Murad/Mae West inspired look-(vulgar and stunning at the same time. Posted Image Let's note I pulled her out from Hilton's worst dress list
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I smiled at the doubles number that she and Cameron Diaz were running as co-presenters -- you might have thought it was too much white, but I appreciated their knowing performance.

#29 Natalia

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:27 AM

I watched E!'s "Fashion Police Academy Awards Special" with Joan Rivers et al last night.

Joan's Overall Best Dressed: Viola Davis (individual panelists also loved Gwyneth Paltrow/"The Cape")

Joan's Overall Worst Dressed: Angelina Jolie (individual panelists also disliked Berenice Bejo - dress and braided hairdo)

Cubanmiamiboy, the Fashion Police also taked about the 'after-party dresses' and had big laughs with Mena Suvari's feathered trapezoid mess.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:31 AM

......When Natalie Portman was being interviewed on the red carpet, I was shocked that Millipied, given what a bold self-promoter he is, didn't muscle his way into camera range.


True. However, we got more than a dose of him in the raunchy 'Miss Dior' perfume commercials that ran during the telecast in the USA.


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