Monday, March 08, 2010

Oscars: 1:03 a.m.

It's time for the Main Event. Sky just warned us that this program, "May contain sparkly diamonds and flashing images." Funny.

But 30 minutes later, I'm still waiting for things to start. Really, they should warn people of this so we could use the time to do something useful, like make coffee or have a piece of chocolate tart. Hooray! Finally starting!

Nice new touch: lining up all the Best Actor and Best Actress nominees. Might as well have them up first thing since we won't see them for another five hours anyway.

Look! There's Doogie Harris, M.D. Obviously trying to recapture the lightening-in-a-bottle success of Hugh Jackman singing and dancing last year. Only one big problem: I can't hear him. This broadcast will not be winning anything for sound, it looks like.

Hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin descend from a large crystal ball. If only I could make an entrance like that...

Vera Farmiga gets to sit next to George Clooney all night long. Lucky woman. But it looks as though George is in a bad mood, and he certainly isn't enjoying the jokes directed toward him.

Wow. A reference to "The Jerk." Now one from me: "The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!"

Poor Sandra Bullock. She looks SO nervous.

Finally. The first award of the night, only 45 minutes in. THIS is why I will be up until 5 a.m.






9 comments:

Kathryn Quigley said...

Silly. George is just PRETENDING to be annoyed.
And Penelope Cruz is lovely but incomprehensible.

Maureen Stapleton said...

No, I disagree. He looks grumpy. He looked grumpy during the red carpet too.

Camilla said...

George's tie looks a little tight but I also think he was playing along. Overall, Alec and Steve were funny. And Penelope exaggerates her accent.

Maureen Stapleton said...

No. Respectfully disagree with you both.

Did you see the cutaway shot before they went to commercial? Elisabetta was clutching his arm and he was scowling.

Anonymous said...

Its great acting if George isn't really annoyed.

Kathryn Quigley said...

FUNNY. Being FUNNY.
Elisabetta is clutching his arm because she knows how much I want George.

Camilla said...

Just did a rewind. You're right! He was faking the play-long. He really isn't happy to be there!
So when are K and I going to meet?

Maureen Stapleton said...

Maybe I would be annoyed too if I was locked up in the Kodak Theatre for the next three days...

Camilla said...

Lou Grant!