Monday, February 25, 2008

Top 5: Oscar Night

Last year I had an Oscar Party. This year, I took the easy route. I went to an Oscar "bash" at the Alamo Drafthouse. For those in Portland, it's like a McMenamin's theater, for those in SLC, it's like Brewvies. If you live anywhere else, I'm sorry, I don't know your local stuff.

A college roommate, Heidi, was in town for work, she brought a friend, and Kaylyn, who I travel with, came too.

Here are my favorite parts. OK, my true favorite part is reading about the fashion and mishaps on Go Fug Yourself the next day. But here are my highlights from last night. Hey, I could make this a Top 5:

1) Keri Russell's Necklace

2) Frances McDormand being so excited for her husband, Joel Coen. I'm sure she was happy for Ethan too.

3) Ethan Coen just getting in, "Thank you" after the Coen Brothers first win and when given more time on the second win, saying, "I don't have a lot to add to what I said earlier. Thank you!"

4) Helen Mirren saying "cojones" with quite the accent.

5) Favorite moment of the night:

6 comments:

Lizzy said...

That was my favorite moment too!

Sara said...

That was by far and away the best moment! I loved it! It helps that she also had something heartfelt and wonderful to say.

D'Arcy said...

Hey we agree! Once winning was my favorite moment! I liked Nicole Kidman's stunning necklace so much I forgot to notice Keri Russels. And When Colin Farrell almost fell, it was a great moment! This is one of my favorite nights of the year, I am not going to lie.

And Daniel Day-Lewis!!! No sense of fashion, but that man can give an acceptance speech!

Marie said...

Oh Danny -- I willed you to win. Leave Rebecca Miller and be MY reclusive little cobbler boy.

I listened to the Oscars from the next room so I could just come in for Jon Stewart's bits (and to see Cate Blanchett, on whom I have a huge girl crush). I liked when he was describing some movie about a woman who gets amnesia and forgets her husband and said that Hillary Clinton had called it "the feel-good movie of the year." Hee hee.

But I didn't hear anything as great as that "beachfront Sodom and Gomorrah" Hollywood joke he did a year or two ago -- the one so sharp and fantastically delivered that *no one* in the live audience laughed and *everyone* at home was rolling on the floor. Or at least we were.

Nevermind, Danny -- stay with the Playwright's Daughter. I want Jon instead.

Marie said...

Okay, right after I posted that last comment I remembered one other great Jon Stewart Oscars joke:

"If there’s anyone out there involved in illegal movie piracy, don’t do it. Take a good look at these people. These are the people you’re stealing from. Look at them! Face what you’ve done! There are women here who could barely afford enough gown to cover their breasts!"

Again, no laughter from the live audience. And yet they keep asking him back...

lenalou said...

This made me fondly remember last year's oscar party.