Hey there, I'm Sylvia from I wander, I wonder and I'm excited to write this Oscar wrap up post for cornflake dreams. Thanks Jillian for having me guest post. :)
While I keep my life & style blog I also hold down a day job in television and am trying to find my place in the entertainment industry with hopes of producing, acting, and even possibly writing one day so of course, the Oscars are like my Superbowl.
This year, I hate to say it but, I thought the Oscars were a bit of a bore. Trust me, this is hard for me to say because I have been a huge and avid academy award follower for years. You see, I'm, like many, rather a dreamer and there's nothing I enjoy more than seeing people's dreams come true. Cheesy as it may be, I even tend to cry when people get emotional. A great film takes such work and creative vision that I am ecstatic that these pictures are honored.
This year, the competition was stiff but I felt like the awards were rather, predictable. The same awards have been going to the same people throughout the awards season and there were really no surprises this year. All of the films were pretty incredible and I'm glad that each film got a decent proportion of deserved recognition.
I was really excited to see Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting and was curious to see how the show would play out with their new aim to reach a younger demographic. Well, I guess I'd say it left me feeling on the border. I liked it, but I suppose I had higher expectations. The couple were sweet and looked genuinely happy to be there. James Franco did a fabulous Marilyn Monroe. Gosh, do I love him. However, I hate to say it, but I was disappointed by Anne's styling during the show. I'd say she had a few underwhelming dresses and I'm really surprised because I'm usually a huge fan of Rachel Zoe's work. But overall, I think the show was pretty classy.
On the positive notes, I loved Sandra Bullock, and the montages were pretty great. The inception intro and the best picture nominee montage were good stuff. Celine Dion is always a doll. (I seriously owned Celine Dion's Falling into You, trying to be on some diva, before the whole Titanic business). And I think we had a fun variety of presenters, no? Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr., Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett. Cate Blachett?!!? Best dressed in my eyes, for sure. Spotted that Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture the moment she stepped out of the car and was in awe. She is so stunning and fabulous, definitely one of my idols. Jennifer Lawrence also looked amazing in my book and it was definitely Natalie Portman's year.
What did you guys think of the show? the fashion? I wanna hear your opinions.