I love movies, but I don’t pay much attention to the awards shows or follow the lives of the actors. Last night, for the first time in years, I watched most of the Academy Awards (after The Amazing Race was over, of course), mostly so that I could follow along with Twitter.
Here’s my take:
Best Dress: I don’t care. I’m not trying to be snarky. I just really don’t care. I watched from my couch wearing sweatpants and an oversized tshirt, so who am I to judge?
Best Disguise: Harry Potter. You could not even tell that he was a wizard. The makeup team did a great job covering up his scar. (Sorry. I know that he is an actor with a name, but that young man will always be Harry Potter to me.)
Seth MacFarlane: Meh. Twitter was all aflutter with outrage over this fellow and his jokes. I don’t really know who he is. I’ve heard that he makes adult cartoons. I don’t get the point of cartoons for adults, but if that’s what works for him or you, well, okay. I can’t say that I was overly offended by his jokes. I do not offend easily, and I realize that they were jokes (or were supposed to be). I just didn’t think that they were funny. (I missed the whole boob song that everyone is talking about, so I can’t attest to that. But, as a general rule, I do not find boobs to be all that humorous.) I can honestly say that I did not laugh one single time. By comparison, I laughed out loud continuously while watching clips of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting The Golden Globes, thus proving that it is possible to be funny when hosting an awards show.
Best Moment of the Oscars: When Jennifer Lawrence fell up the stairs. I have a Hunger Games obsessed ten year old in my house. She’s not one to idolize movie stars or fictional characters, but if she were, Katniss would top the list. Needless to say, I have seen The Hunger Games more times than the average adult.
I have also seen Silver Linings Playbook and was very impressed with the performances of both Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I didn’t even realize that Katniss and Tiffany were played by the same person until my older daughter pointed it out to me. Jennifer Lawrence just wasn’t on my radar.
That fall up the stairs got my attention, mostly because I spent the hour or so before wondering how all of these women in heels and long dresses could glide effortlessly across the stage. I fell going up the stairs into my kitchen the other day, ramming my shoulder into the trash can.
So, yes, Jennifer Lawrence is my kind of girl and I am now officially a fan – not just because she fell, but because she owned it. She laughed at herself and moved on. I wonder how many 22 year olds could do the same?
What was your take on The Oscars?