Monday, February 23, 2009

The 81st Academy Awards

I love singing and dancing. I guess that is because my daughter, Jennifer Stephenson, has done it so well ever since she was in elementary school drama. And that is why Hugh Jackman gets an “A” for the opening act. He was really wasted in the X-men. He has a great voice, don't you think?
And here it is, my take on the Oscar's last night. I know you all have been waiting for this!
I watched the gowns closely, because I love to wear gowns, and the most beautiful are displayed and worn at the Oscar's. I judge them by gowns I would love to wear. It makes no difference that I would have to have sizes a good bit larger than those I saw, just the style, colors, cut, and the dazzling expression is a sight to behold. And as a woman, I so like to see the cleavage, oops! Is that a guy thing too? No Kidding! All the guys were dull, white and black, except for Mickey Rourke, big surprise. And Will Smith looked hot in a tux, don't you think? Gowns I would like to wear, were worn by: Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker (she has to do something with her hair), Anne Hathaway (the runway host was tacky enough to ask her if she owned the dress, can you believe that?), and Queen Latifa. Having dressed as a man and a woman in my years, I can say that dressing as a woman is a supreme privilege. The colors, the styles, the shapes are so exquisite I marvel at the presentation, and I so enjoy the dresses into which I can fit.

I like the way they did the screenplay awards. They actually showed the actual screenplay text while they showed the movie nominees and clips. Hooray!
The acceptance speech by Dustin Lance Black for the screenplay for “Milk” was great. Very positive for gay and lesbian and trans youth! And his appeal for federal laws to protect us.... very nice!

The musical number with Jackman and Beyonce was awesome!!!!!

When Heath Ledger won, my eyes were not dry, even though I have not seen the “Dark Knight” yet. But his performance in “Brokeback Mountain”, I will never forget.

I only saw one of the Best Picture films, “Milk” that was excellent. But Jennifer saw “Slumdog Millionaire” and she said it was one of the best she has seen. That is praise enough for me.

Jerry Lewis-
I clapped for his speech. It was in no way pretentious, and was so humble and appreciative. He did not go into his role, but he spoke as a person, and a caring person. Hey, Jerry, Thanks.
Hey, for those of you are saying, “Why are you praising a person who said anti-gay slurs not long ago?”, I say that excellence is exclusive of personal bias, and that loving all, includes those who feel different from us. YES, I mean you and ME, too.

A.R. Rahman “ I chose love” This was a great........speech. A man from India

Queen latifa- “ I'll be seein' you in all the old familiar places” was the best of the songs, I thought.

Congrats to Slumdog!! It is also great to see an indie film win and one made on a shoestring budget.

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