I was not disappointed by the Oscar glamour last night. The dresses were divine. My favs were Penelope Cruz in Armani Privé, Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen, Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli and Stacy Keibler in Marchesa. You ladies looked fabulous.
Of course, if I had to criticize the show, it was a bit long and there were too many comedy bits. (It’s an award show just hand out the awards please.) But then again, I was pretty much glued to my TV -- I’m not going to lie. In years past, I’ve dressed to the 9’s and put on costume jewels (thanks to my friend Neil Zevnik); I’ve placed bet with co-workers on winners (and have a few wins under my belt); and I’ve been to large viewing parties with way too many people talking during the speeches (annoying!) This year, I was home solo, folding laundry, and tweeting with my bestie. It was perfect.
|Bob is wearing the head set. Ha!|
But probably my favorite moments of Oscar night every year are watching the Red Carpet and looking for my ex boyfriend Bob. (I think this might have been Bob’s 20th year on the carpet.) When Tom Hanks gave a shout out to the seat filler, I nearly busted a gut because Bob always mugs for the camera. This year, Bob did not disappoint. While watching E! they paused on two images with Bob’s face landing right behind ladies giving their stance for the cameras. One was Octavia Spencer; and the other was Ellie Kemper. My bestie and I laughed, the stills of Bob were not that flattering. But, Bob…you always make the Red Carpet fun to watch.
And while I have never been on the famed Red Carpet for the awards show, its watching Bob, voting with my friends, dreaming of my own Oscar speech (stop laughing…it could happen) and not having to “work” on Oscar Sunday ever again…that gives me the most joy.
And when Meryl won for Best Actress…well that made me the official “winner” of my ballot votes. Congrats to all the Winners. See you on your next Red Carpet (and say Hi to Bob for me.)