It’s the most glamorous time of the year! All the glitterati were out in full gear to celebrate, and as an avid movie lover myself, I adore watching celebrities get all dolled up to honor a shared love of the movies.
Here is a quick play by play of some highs and lows in my opinion…
1. Say what you will about Billy Crystal, but I am a fan. It cracks me up that he cracks himself up, and all of his rich celebrity jokes were right on point.
2. The Christopher Guest skit was amazing. I do wish Jane Lynch and Parker Posey had made an appearance though.
3. I was really happy that Angelina Jolie got called out for her misguided attempts to display her Skeletor leg. The woman’s ego is entirely too big for a person who looks like she needs to be fed intravenously, and I’m glad she was knocked down a few pegs… not to mention the fact that she had absolutely no sense of humor about the whole thing. Obviously, I am not a fan.
4. I loved Esperanza Spalding’s version of “What a Wonderful World” during the tribute portion of the show. I was also really glad they didn’t overdo the Whitney Houston thing. It was all well done and beautiful.
5. One of the hosts of the red carpet portion of the show had this gorgeous updo….but whoever did it used blonde bobby pins in her brunette hair, and YOU COULD SEE THE BOBBY PINS. I have never been so irritated. This woman, whoever she was, was hosting the style segment of the most glamorous night of the year, and her stylist couldn’t manage to find the right color bobby pins? Well I NEVER.
6. Although I was rooting for Michelle Williams for Best Actress in a leading role, I love Meryl Streep and was happy that she got it. Her speech was lovely and so is she.
7. I really wish Ryan Gosling had been there.
Here were my favorite looks of the evening…
I absolutely adore Kristen Wiig. I think she looks stunning in this J. Mendel dress. The color suits her perfectly, and her loose waves were a flawless addition to this soft, effortless red carpet look.
Tina Fey is another favorite of mine. I loved her structured Carolina Herrara gown and gigantic updo. She looks elegant and polished, and the dress fits her curves perfectly.
Cameron Diaz always does amazing things on the red carpet. She manages to look glamorous and effortlessly comfortable all at the same time. I am loving the new haircut, and it’s paired beautifully with this nude Gucci dress.
Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most statuesque women in Hollywood, and her appearance in this Calvin Klein dress was no exception. I love the structured shoulders of the cape paired with the off the shoulder detail on the dress itself. Her polished, loose ponytail added a casual aspect to an otherwise extremely glam look.
Penelope Cruz looks great in this dress by Armani Prive. The color looks great on her skin tone, and exudes old Hollywood glamour. I was not a huge fan of her hairstyle, though. I would have preferred to see her in a low, loose bun.
I think Sandra Bullock’s Marchesa gown was stunning, even though it has been showing up on Worst Dressed lists all day. It was something different, and fit her beautifully. I love the gold detailing and the open back. I really wish she would leave her face alone, though.
Oh Michelle Williams, do you ever go wrong? She always looks so beautiful, and this red Louis Vuitton is another knockout. It’s structured yet soft, and looks edgy and glamorous at the same time. And every time I see that blonde pixie cut I dream of having short hair again.
And now, let’s hear it for the boys. The only suit that really blew my skirt up was Christian Bale’s, and he totally skipped the red carpet portion of the show this year. He presented the award for Best Supporting Actress, and my jaw hit the floor when I saw him in this amazingly tailored suit. I wish I could tell you who it’s by, but no one seems to know so I will just say kudos to whoever made it. It was clearly made to be worn by this hot piece of man.
And that was our show, folks! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.