||[Feb. 28th, 2005|06:47 am]
Yes, I'm a sucker for the Oscars, even on a year like this one, when I haven't seen any of the movies nominated in any of the major catagories. I take that back - I did see The Incredibles, which was up for a best screenplay nod.
But I love the drama of it all, the pagentry, the unending politeness of the gracious losers and the genuine excitement of the winners. And, of course, the clothes. Aside from Prom, when else do you get to see that many men in tuxedos?
I have to say that the clothes this year were disappointing. Everyone looked too good; there wasn't anyone to make fun of. Except for Renee Zellweger looking like a stick and Laura Linney's hair (what was up with THAT?) nothing really looked awful. Well, Gwyneth Paltrow looked terrible, but she always looks terrible. Does that woman even try on her clothes before she decides to wear them in public?
Worst acceptance speech goes to Hillary Swank. Do you really need to thank your publicist? Best speech goes to Jamie Foxx, who thanked his grandmother. Extra points for bringing his daughter as his date. Bonus points for her looking like a little girl and not some "I'm 12-going-on-35" starlet.