After months of hype, buzz, and blatant self-promotion… the 86th annual festival of who’s wearing who, who’s with whom, who said what, and who the hell really cares? also known as The Oscars, also known as three hours of your life that you will never get back, aired last night.
Congratulations to all the winners, the losers and the “I’m just happy to have been nominated in such august company” peeps. Thanks for letting us share your moment in the spotlight. Who got my vote? Ellen and the pizza delivery guy. It was definitely a night that young many will never forget.
I live in Portland OR where, quite honestly, right up until a week or so ago many folks didn’t even know for sure when the show was airing. But last week I was in L.A. and now I see what a sheltered life I live. The Sunday entertainment section of the LA Times (much heftier than the entire Oregonian these days) was packed with page after page of gigantic ads touting films, actors, directors, documentaries, shorts. Every one was the biggest, the best and worthy of the statue. It all felt so glamorous and important and kind of awesome in a wonderfully strange way. I was visiting a dear friend who has seen every nominated film, animated short, and documentary nominee. I think I’ve seen two…but I’m not sure. We live in different worlds and glancing through that paper really brought it home. Not better or worse, just very different. And it was great fun to spend a little time in hers.
Whether you got your Oscar fix last night dressed to the nines at a fancy party or sitting solo on the couch in your jammies with a bowl of popcorn and a champagne toast, I hope your favorites won. And, while the buzz from the Oscars is still humming in your ears, I thought you might enjoy this fun article highlighting some of Oscars Biggest Losers.
Not wanting to look like stalking paparazzi, I left my camera at home on our many walking adventures, but I did manage to snap a few iphone photos of the non-glittery side of Los Angeles, where the real beautiful people hang out. The ones who watch the movies but are never in them. You know who you are.
Thanks for the memories my friend. You will always be a star in my book.