Out of the Cage Night

I must admit, I’m not a fan of award shows.  I don’t really care what celebrities are wearing or that movies I haven’t even seen yet are winning little gold statuettes.

But the Oscars are a big deal, & I know a lot of you love to watch.  So I’m letting y’all out of the cage today & giving you a giant blank canvas to share your thoughts on last night’s Academy Awards.

What did you love?  What did you hate?

Who did you love seeing—or miss seeing—on the red carpet?

Who wore your favorite or least favorite dress?

Which wins are you cheering?  Which losses are you booing?

The highlights on all the tabloid shows afterward is what I enjoy most, actually, so I really do want to know.  You can be my follow-up recap team, pointing out all the fun stuff from the evening’s events. :twirl

PhotobucketP.S.  It’s “Moan & Groan Monday” on the HappyBookersYahooLoop today, so drop by if you need to vent. :curses

We are ready & willing to listen…not to mention throwing in a few complaints of our own. :angry


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  1. Jessica Lemmon says:

    *throws open door* Wee! Wee! Weeeeeee! …ahem, sorry. I’ve been in there a while. Well, I did a bit of a recap on my blog, so I’ll try not to repeat myself here too, too much. :twirl

    I LOVED Jessica Chastain. She brought her grandma as her date and was so genuine, I feel like I could call her up and invite her out for coffee. :kitty

    I HATED Sasha Baron Cohen. Ugh. That guy’s such a jerk. He threw “ashes” all over Ryan Seacrest. Mean humor is not good humor. :curses

    I LOVED SEEING Melissa McCarthy! MISSED SEEING Johnny Depp. :moon

    FAVORITE DRESS has to go to Jessica Chastain, shout out to Cameron Diaz, too. LEAST FAVORITE DRESS to Gwyneth Paltrow…even though everyone loved it. :Huh

    WINS that made me cheer: Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep. LOSSES I’m booing, Gary Oldman. It was his first nom, and he didn’t have a prayer, but still… :oops

    • Heidi says:

      LOL You make me think of that line from Firefly where Jayne tells his gun, “See, Vera – fix yourself up & you get taken out somewhere nice.” :rolf

      Love the recap. I’m going to have to look up some of these dresses. I really do like seeing them, mostly as research so I have ideas for how to dress my characters…you know, if *they* ever end up on the red carpet. :winkwink

  2. Bonia says:

    Well, apprently I need chained to the wall and spanked, I don’t ever watch these shows. I’ve never been one to watch. So I couldn’t even tell you what happened. Although I do know that Ryan Seacrest had ashes dumped on him by sasha blah blah (I don’t know his full name) But I only know that b/c of facebook. Friends talked about it.
    SO heidi don’t feel bad, I don’t know what really happened either.

    • Heidi says:

      I haven’t heard anything about the Ryan/Sasha thing. I agree the guy’s a douche, tho; always has been.

      Glad I don’t have to feel badly about not being super into these awards shows for you guys, but I know a lot of folks just love them. :blowkiss

  3. Kathleen O says:

    I was so happy to Billy Crystal back at the Helm.. He did a great job of keeping me from snoring.. I thought some of the dresses were magnificant. My top three favs were
    Penelope Cruz, that dress was so classing and elegant and she carried herelf just like a pirncess..
    Sandra Bullock, WoW, that dress was spectacular and she carried herself with such Elegance. She was Striking!!!
    Tina Fey, I thought this dress was just perfect for her, the colour and style sutied her to a T..

    There were so many great dresses and nobody looked to guady or far out..
    But that Sasha Cohen… This guy is completely off his rocker..

    I was a little disappointed that My top three picks did not win, George Clooney, Glenn Close and I thought The Help should have one best movie…
    But the two that I was on the money were, Christopher Plummer, his speach was excellent and Octavia Spencer… Oh and I picked Rango as Best Animated Movie..
    Well all the fuss and muss is over for the this year and life can get back to normal… Well as normal as I can be..

    • Heidi says:

      LOL Yes, now that all the hubbub is over, we can all get back to our normal, boring lives. :runrun

      But like I said, I do like to check out thedresses—they give me ideas, esp. for dressing my Desire heroines. :twirl

  4. Mary Kirkland says:

    I didn’t watch it…I had better things to do like…cleaning the bathroom….LOL


    • Heidi says:

      LOL I preferred watching a night of gore (Dawn of the Dead, Lake Placid, The Walking Dead) & a little bit of Firefly & Supernatural.

  5. Jane says:

    I wanted George Clooney and Viola Davis to win, but was happy that Octavia won and Hugo won a bunch of technical awards.

    • Heidi says:

      This is how sad & pathetic my life is—I don’t even know who Viola, Octavia, or Hugo are or what movies they were in…tho if I saw a pic, I might.

      I have a tendency not to love the films that win Oscars or big awards, tho. So either my tastes are a little off or the rest of the world’s are. :moon

  6. Tammy Beck says:

    I didn’t watch either. I was busy taking care of my very sick little boy…plus award shows usually bore me to tears. :curses

    • Heidi says:

      Aw, so sorry to hear that. Is he feeling better? I hope so!

      Yeah, awards shows for me are kind of like family reunions…all build-up, exciting for the first 10mins, then you spend the rest of the night wondering when you can sneak out. :rolf

      • Tammy Beck says:

        No. He’s has a fever of 103.8 since Thursday. The dr has ran 7 test & still doesn’t know what is wrong. :curses

        Are we talking about award shows or some men? :muahaha Just kidding..I love men.
        All hear when they give their little speeches is blah, blah, blah.

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