the first time i actually paid attention to the oscars and watched the entire awards show was when that titanic was nominated. to say i liked the movie was a bit of an understatement, i was in love with jack dawson and i had visions of our wedding invitations (jack and jill!). i also was in seventh grade and leonardo dicaprio was a big deal. so naturally i covered my walls with titanic posters and tiger beat photos of my romeo. i know, i know creeper. but everyone has had their first celebrity crush, right? my family even encouraged the behavior, for christmas, my mom surprised me with a bright plastic sapphire and rhinestone 'heart of the ocean' necklace. when i discovered it in my stocking i squealed with delight and as embarrassing as it is, i still don't have the heart to get rid of it.
during the 1998 oscars i kept a dry erase tally (nerd alert!) of how many awards titanic reeled in that night (the final count was 11). i continue to be a big kate winslet and leonardo dicaprio fan, sense and sensibility has trumped titanic as my favorite film and leo still has it-- hello, the departed & inception!
titanic was my tipping point, and after that award show i was hooked on everything oscars- especially the fashion. who could forget Gweneth Paltrow's 1999 ill-fitting pink Ralph Lauren gown, Angelina Jolie's 2000 morticia adams-esq look, bjork's 2001 crazy swan getup, Julia Robert's 2001 black and white Valentino dress, or Halle Barry's 2002 gorgeous barely-there Elie Saab dress?!
what are some of your favorite oscar memories? nominated films? fashion? first celeb crushes?
jc dicaprio (jk!)
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