83rd Academy Awards are over.
Love love love Jennifer Hudson. She looked stunning. Sorry she didn’t sing but the Oscar tradition is that the person who sings the nominated song from the movie, sings at the Oscars.
Also Natalie Portman.
Dapper gentlemen: Justin Timberlake, Colin Firth, Javier Bardem, Tim Gunn (on red carpet pre-show)
Lovely ladies: there were quite a few but my favorites were Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry, Helen Mirren and I really enjoyed Anne Hathaway.
Speeches: Meh. Except for the Natalie Portman and thud-worthy Colin Firth my only true favorite was Luke Matheny. Who? He was director of the winning Live Short film, God of Love. Google him.
Random: Celine Dion still has the chops. James Franco is so frigging charming but seemed uptight all night. The Oscars are still thought of as so-yesterday — Kirk Douglas going on and on didn’t help break that mold — but I always enjoy watching because I’m a movie goer. If you watch movies, I’m sure you enjoyed rooting for your favorites tonight. I know I did.