By now you all know who went home with Oscar and who went home alone. The 83rd Academy Awards aired last Sunday and even though the show dropped in ratings and received bad reviews, I still enjoyed Hollywood's biggest night. The show did lack the spice and zest of past years though - I expected more from our two host, Anne Hathaway and James Franco. I wanted more side show acts, more comical camaraderie, more "kick." But even if that was all there, the show in itself was pretty predictable anyway. We all knew who was going to win months before the actual night. There weren't any surprises in that regard, leaving the night a little "empty" if you will. But not to end on a sour note... there were definitely some great moments. Below are some of my favorites of the night, and even though director David Fincher didn't take home the golden statue, I was pleased with the list of winners just the same.
When the big award for Best Picture came around, this amazing montage with Oscar winning film The King's Speech providing the voice-over proved to be an beautiful highlight reel for the ten nominated films:
Bale has played a gruff, gravelly voiced Batman, a grizzled boxer in his Oscar-winning performance - The Fighter, and a ton of other tough-guy roles, so when he choked up when it came to thanking his wife, it was quite touching.
Best Actor: Colin Firth,
Best Actress: Natalie Portman,
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale,
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo
Nicole never ceases to amaze me with her horrible red carpet fashion.
I've had better!