Horlicks and Statuettes

Oscars 2011 – what was good about it?

Oprah presenting an award in a gorgeous black and grey dress that worked her bosom/waist ratio to perfection.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban together in the front row, they are so SWEET.  They make me feel all  blushy shy just gawping at them.

Batty posh Helena Bonham Carter changed her look – she went for sane.

Someone on the red carpet said the  earrings she was wearing were designed by Angelina Jolie – so I am all excited at the prospect of her being a guest on QVC soon to flog her baubles. The brand could be called Brangel-ear-a ?

And there was an awful lot of mumloving going on. James Hooper Director of The Kings Speech credited his mum with finding the story for the film  and Russell Brand, greasy and goggled eyed, took his mum along for a night out.

What was bad about it?  Other than the fact that I stayed up to watch it so I am limping through today on 3 hours sleep?

Gwyneth Paltrow sang live. And my verdict on her voice?  She has great hair.

 All mouth presenter Anne Hathaway impersonated a thirteen year old girl all evening,  and she talked with her arms too much.  

Geoffrey Rush got the bums rush – no Oscar for him.

Kevin Spacey gets duller every year but Jeff Bridges doesn’t. Ageing isn’t fair.

Cate Blanchett wore a dress that combined pleats, crustacea and sci fi shoulders and it was in a mother of the bride lilac shade. 

Reese Witherspoon said during a  red carpet chat that she was starving but had been ‘good’ and only eaten a teeny weeny piece of salmon. Well done Reese.

Marisa Tomei forgot to stuff the cleveage of her vintage dress with socks.

During my all nighter I rediscovered Horlicks when I ran out of things to eat, it’s been a while  and  I’d forgotten how thick it is……eeew.  I tried to keep the Oscars glamour alive by drinking it from a champagne glass. Trust me, it doesn’t work.

And who knew that Halle Berry is a woman of colour?

10 comments to Horlicks and Statuettes

  • Julie

    What a great summary! I watched the first hour only – did it take place in Bonkersville as they all looked totally mad. Nicole Kidman looked a fright. I loved Helena B-C’s hair, Helen Mirren’s dress and a host of frocks that i can’t remember but I did ooh & aahh a lot. I concluded i was going mad so went to bed. As for Horlicks, I bet no one in LA was drinking that.

  • Jan

    Thanks Anna May, I rely on you to stay up and watch so that I don’t have to. Very funny comment on Gwyneth Paltrow. I can just imagine!
    I did see highlights of the ceremony though. And the winner of the gushiest-up-their-own-butt speech goes to Natalie Portman for ‘I want to thank my parents for giving me my life.’ Yeeuk!

  • Very brave of you to watch it all. I saw a clip of Colin Firth accepting his award yesterday – that was enough for me 🙂

    Wish I was more like Reese Witherspoon. I ate carrot cake for breakfast and it definitely wasn’t a teeny-weeny piece.

  • Anna May

    Julie, Nicole Kidman looked like she’d bought her dress off the Pronuptia bargain rail.

    Jan, happy to be of service! I think there is something CREEPY about Natalie Portman, And she also calls her partner her ‘love’ ,,,,she’s too intense for lightweight old me.

    Karen, if your slab of carrot cake wasn’t teeny weeny that makes you very naughty indeed. Isn’t that good news?

    Anna May x

  • Pauline

    Thank you, Anna May – it’s all about the dresses, isn’t it? I had to laugh at Jan’s comment. My daughter’s reaction to Natalie Portman’s speech was to say, “When I get my Oscar (she edits for a living), I’m going to thank Redhill General Hospital for giving me life, and for resisting repeated parental pressure to exchange me for a baby who slept at night.”

  • Anna May

    Hello Pauline,

    Your daughter has clearly got your sense of humour! Please tell her I would be delighted to be her ‘plus one’ the year she makes it to the Oscars.

    Anna May x

    ps: I had twins who didn’t sleep through until they were 4 years old and my GP fobbed me off without a sleeping draught for them (or me) by saying wakefulness was a sign of their intelligence……

  • Ginny Willis

    Well Anna, your doctor knew what he was talking about as your twins are VERY intelligent!!

    I cannot comment on the oscars. I haven’t watched them yet as I have been busy sleeping. xx

    Oh, and be very careful as Pauline’s daughter might be waiting in the sidelines to take over your blog……….

  • Ginny Willis

    I should have said that your other two children are very intelligent also. Of course, they all take after ther very intelligent parents. xx

  • You are to Oscar Night what Terry Wogan was to Eurovision !!!!!!!!!!

  • Anna May

    Ginny, you forgot to mention my husband’s VERY intelligent dog !

    Moya, well spotted.

    Anna May x