And the Oscar goes to…

And the Oscar goes to...

If I ever would win an Oscar, my first words would be, “it is about time!” Well it is that time of year again…The Oscars! I was so excited to see this years show and I loved every second of it! Here is my recap about the night!

Red Carpet Blog:
I was watching the Red Carpet specials on ABC and I noticed that a lot of this year’s Oscar’s stars were seen with the mother’s on their side. They are just copying the Jack Black concept, but kudos to them for trying to boost their sensitive side of the popularity contest they have to face everyday. It fascinated me that Daniel Radcliffe has only been to one Oscar award show. Jennifer Lawrence keeps winning so many awards lately. One award after another, this girl is on fire, not a pun to her character in the Hunger Games when she was literally “on fire.” I was watching the show LIVE from the Dolby Theater. It was amazing to watch. Jennifer Aniston looked amazing in that red dress. Halle Berry looked amazing in her very sparkly stripped dress while she was interviewed by Robin Roberts–who by the way looked amazing after all she went through. Adele looks amazing her dress and I couldn’t wait to see her perform along with Barbera Streisand. AUDIO GLITCHES GALOUR hit the red carpet tonight. It was annoying but entertaining to hear the background noise. Nice slip up there but also nice recovery. Okay I seriously need to go to the Oscars one day, it would be a dream come true! The funniest thing that I found on the red carpet was Anne Hathaway’s dress, there was a twitter account set up @HathawayNipples. Hysterical thoughts went through my head when I saw that. I was actually quite disappointed at the fashion at tonight’s Oscars. Except for Queen Latifah–Rocking the white girlfriend!!!!

Oscars Award Show Blog:

The Oscars opening with Seth MacFarlane looked like I was watching the Radio City Rockettes. The Oscars have a theme this year of Music in Film. Seth MacFarlane was great as host, and since I love Family Guy, I rather enjoyed his performance.  Seth MacFarlane did a Star Trek reference with William Shatner, this just blew my mind. Great way to start off and break the ice. He took it a bit to far with the boobs song. The viewers at home thought it was funny, and Jennifer Lawrence was happy we didn’t se her boobs yet, and the background dancers were a nice touch, and I loved the Gay Man’s Chorus. It just made me laugh. The reenactment of Flight with sock puppets was not the best choice. Kids are watching this show people! Then Harry Potter and the Kid from Third Rock from the Sun began singing and dancing with Seth MacFarlane. All this to prove to that he was a good host. Flying Nuns made the Oscars this year while Adele was “screaming on stage.” Sally Field was so confused with the video with her and the flying nun. Then the host keeps singing but ending with ripping off Beauty and Beast, you took it a bit too far and this is supposed to be an award show, NOT A MUSICAL! KILTS WERE SEEN AT THE OSCARS!!! The partial Avengers cast presented an award together and and lost together. A musical tribute at the Oscars seems to be a recurring theme tonight. However, Catherine Zeta Jones’ perforamance of broadway hit song “All That Jazz” was priceless. Great song, and much better performance than Seth MacFarlane. Then Jeniffer Hudson sang a song from the hit film “Dream Girls.” These musical numbers made my night. The Year in Film video kicked butt this year, and I was truly blow away. I left my TV screen for less than 5 minutes and I come back to see Les Mis performing “One Day More” I was able to catch the ending and I loved it. I saw the show on Broadway twice and the film 4 times! Each time taking a small place in my heart. Ted- the animated talking teddy bear- made a performance at the Oscars at well, and apparently he can bring soda and sex to the show, as well as many Jew jokes (not happy about those although they were quite funny). I am still waiting for that soda and sex Mr. Teddy Bear. “The Sound of Music” song was performed by Christopher Plummer, no comment on that one.

Adele’s performance was one to remember. She sounded great. She sang her original song “Skyfall” that premiered in the newest James Bond franchise movie Skyfall. Barbera Streisand’s performance was awesome! Even at 70 years old she sang just as good, if not better, as her last performance at the Oscars  just over 35 years ago. The “In Memoriam” tribute video was amazing as always. Not only was this a great year in music and film but we also lost a great number of people as well. For all those we lost this year, you will surely be loved and missed.

The James Bond Tribute was most certainly for lack of a better phrase: mind-blowing. It truly captured the art of 50 years of James Bond and its entire franchise. After the Bob Marley tribute at the Grammy’s I thought no one could top that award show tribute but here came the Oscars and they topped the Bob Marley Tribute by a land-slide. Halle Berry began the tribute and looked amazing while doing so. I still can’t believe it has been 50 years for the James Bond franchise. Starting with the famous line, “My name is Bond, James Bond” and coming to recent years with the newest James Bond film Skyfall, Bond has been an inspiration to people of all ages and I love the way this franchise started so small and blew up to this huge world-wide sensation. A spy with a huge reputation both for his style and class but also for his sex appeal. The singer for the original James Bond film began to sing the song again. It must have brought back tons of memories for those James Bond fans from the old days. First Lady Michelle Obama at the Oscars via the White House in a gorgeous dress helped to announce the winner of the Best Picture award. I loved the people behind her.

List of Winners:

BEST PICTURE:

  • Argo: Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

  • Daniel Day-Lewis: Lincoln

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

  • Jennifer Lawrence: Silver Linings Playbook

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

  • Christoph Waltz:  Django Unchained

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

  • Anne HathawayLes Misérables

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

  • Brave: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • Life of Pi: Claudio Miranda

COSTUME DESIGN:

  • Anna Karenina: Jacqueline Durran

DIRECTING:

  • Life of PiAng Lee

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

  • Searching for Sugar ManMalik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

  • InocenteSean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

FILM EDITING:

  • ArgoWilliam Goldenberg

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

  • AmourAustria

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:

  • Les MisérablesLisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

MUSIC- ORIGINAL SCORE:

  • Life of PiMychael Danna

MUSIC- ORIGINAL SONG:

  • “Skyfall” from Skyfall: Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

PRODUCTION DEISGN:

  • Lincoln: Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)

SHORT FILM- ANIMATED:

  • Paperman: John Kahrs

ANIMATED FILM- LIVE ACTION:

  • CurfewShawn Christensen

SOUND EDITING:

  • A TIE BETWEEN: SkyfallPer Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers      AND    Zero Dark Thirty: Paul N.J. Ottosson

SOUND MIXING:

  • Les Miserables: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

VISUAL EFFECTS:

  • Life of PiBill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

WRITING- ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

  • Argo: Written by Chris Terrio

WRITING- ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

  • Django Unchained: Written by Quentin Tarantino

Final thoughts:

Everyone did great this year at the 85th Annual Academy Awards! It was a great show put on and I can’t wait to see them next year. Congrats to all those who won and to all those who didn’t win…I’m sorry…and good luck next year! It was truly a great year in film! That is all for this college girl, so have a good week. Make sure to follow me @Rebecca_Zedeck or like me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaNewsandEntertainment

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