Top 5 Oscar Moments For Your Water-Cooler Talk
|February 26, 2013||Posted by SheNOW under EntertainmentNOW, Featured|
From the top LOL moments to the best dressed, did you see these Oscar moments?
By: Sara Taylor Siskin
With a tribute to “music in film” this year, the 85th academy awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane seemed to leave everyone as heart-warmed and entertained. Although, he did do his fair sure of picking on the stars, but never anything too offensive to note.
To get right into the good stuff I chose 5 favorites for the categories below…
Jennifer Aniston (the first one I took note of) looked stunning in her elegant red gown. I also added Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried and Naomi Watts‘ dresses to that list. Lastly, I am actually going to go ahead and throw in Adele‘s dress, not because it was one I would pick for myself, but because it was SUCH an improvement from the dress she wore to the Grammys.
There were definitely notable moments I must mention in my next category which I call, “LOL’s”. To start, the first two were brought to us by William Shatner‘s “Star Trek” appearance from the future to reveal, and mock some, of Seth’s hosting skills.
He shows our host Mr. MacFarlane his own hysterical “screw ups” for the night. The first was MY first LOL, a sock puppet film sequence from Seth portraying his own “sock people” version of the movie “Flight” with Denzel Washington. It was an interesting wrap up of various scenes from the movie using his own goofy spin on it kept the crowd laughing.
Second mentionable LOL was Seth MacFarlane’s rather charming performance singing and dancing to a song dedicated to actresses’ breasts. He listed in song form the names of actresses who have bared their boobs, also mentioning in which films. (And Kate Winslet‘s list kept going, leading to more and more laughs.) The song was called “We saw your boobs” and he was also accompanied by the national gay mans choir.
My third LOL actually came from Seth MacFarlene as well! When Mark Wahlburg took the stage to announce another winner, computer digital technology brought us the animated teddy bear with a Boston-accent “Ted” to accompany him (thanks to creator Seth MacFarlene). It was definitely a riot! Also an impressive technological addition to the awards.
Strangely enough I had to give my last one NOT to Jennifer Lawrence‘s fall before she got to the stage (because that was note-worthy but not LOL worthy) but actually to Sandra Bullock (couldn’t give them all to Seth MacFarlane).
When Sandra Bullock presented an award she looked beautiful and of course made us all smile, but the best part was her facial expression when she was trying to open the envelope. Classically silly Sandra made us laugh again with her funny expression. We just LOVE a women who can wear couture and still surprise us with an unexpected touch of goofiness. Go Sandra!
Top 5 Performances
In keeping with “music in film,” we got to see a musical-themed tribute during the Oscars. One with Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and the entire popular cast of Les Miserables preforming a song from the movie, which I thought was a nice touch because it felt like they brought a bit of broadway to us (Russell Crowe‘s not-so-good voice aside).
Even more exciting for me was actually the two performances that lead to that one. Starting with a nice little flashback of Catherine Zeta Jones performing “All That Jazz” onstage in costume and dancing like she did in “Chicago“. She still has it…. GO CATHERINE!
Jennifer Hudson sang for us her “Dreamgirls” song and simply melted the audience with her breath-taking voice and passionate tone. She truly did shine even brighter than the sparkles on her dress, ending in an honorable standing ovation from the audience.
I also LOVED Barbara Striessand‘s surprise appearance gracing us with “Memories” and “The Way We Were” during the memoriam of those in Hollywood that had passed away this year. She sounded just as amazing as ever!
Top 5 Wins
Adele‘s win for best song “Skyfall” which I thought was a well-deserved win in my book of course.
Best picture win “Argo” was note-worthy because much like the Golden Globes, people didn’t expect Ben Affleck‘s film to beat Steven Spielburg‘s “Lincoln.” Ben Affleck’s speech was also very heart-felt and warm, especially towards his kids and wife who he called his “favorite to work with”.
Though “Lincoln” did not win much also like the Golden Globes, Daniel Day Lewis did take home the best actor in a leading role award, with a notable speech making the crowd laugh and thanking his wife for putting up with all the different character’s he brings home when he is filming a movie.
Best director award for Ang Lee was also exciting I thought because “Life of Pi” was quite an amazing film.
My favorite win was Jennifer Lawrence for best actress in a leading role in “Silver lining’s Playbook”. She looked beautiful, even after her little stumble approaching the stage, and I also believe it was a worthy win for the very talented 22-year old.
This year, the Oscar’s (nearly flawless) really kept us excited and proud throughout the night. From LOL’s to charming speeches, I think the Oscar’s took the cake in 2013!