I will say I was surprised by the academy's pick for host this year. I would have never put him in that role, but wow! I feel Hugh Jackman delivered. He was relaxed, fun and surprising - I didn't know he was such a great singer. Let's just say I wouldn't mind him coming back another year.
YOUR 2009 BEST PICTURE
It's not much of a surprise to know Slumdog Millionaire emerged victoriously taking home 8 golden Oscars. While the other contenders were truly worthy, they didn't stand out as much as Danny Boyle's effort. It already managed to dominate the Golden Globes, SAG and BAFTA. This was to be expected and I am very happy with the outcome. I loved how they invited everyone up on stage to accept the awards - it was fun to see the little kids from the movie as well as everyone all together. If you have not seen this movie yet stop what you're doing and go see it immediately if not sooner.
Click here to view the full list of winners
This year had a some great surprises. Here are
some of my favorite moments of the night.
tribute to the five Best Picture nominees
with a song and a dance number.
Highly entertaining. I loved it!
Ben Stiller poked fun at Joaquin Phoenix while presenting the award for Best Cinematography. The actor took to the stage with a scruffy overgrown beard, sunglasses and a suit as he mimicked Phoenix's recent bizarre appearance on the David Letterman show. It was so unexpected too and I laughed soooooooo hard. Good times!
This year had some major Do's & Dont's.
~BEST dressed female~
Natalie Portman & Taraji Hanson
WORST! dressed female
Amanda Sayfried & Jessica Biel
~BEST dressed male~
Brad Pitt & Sean Penn
WORST! dressed male
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(What was he thinking?!)
With the 2009 Oscars done, we can start pondering what next year is going to offer. It's not too early is it? lol