It is no secret that I love the Oscars. They are basically my Super Bowl. From the red carpet to the actual show, so many things happen so here are some reactions and favorite things.
I usually end up just watching a recap of the red carpet on Twitter or a day after on the news but this year I actually sat down and watched it.
Margot Robbie was definitely my best dress in her black Saint Laurent dress. Black is always my favorite on a red carpet and I’m a sucker for sheer.
Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab, which is actually my favorite gown designer. My dream is to wear an Elie Saab dress one day.
Faith Hill came a close third in J Mendel. I love how it was amazing in this glamorous simple way.
Overall, I didn’t think the fashion wowed me. There were good dresses, but not many were Oscar worthy dresses, so that was upsetting. I expected way more.
Okay, Neil Patrick Harris absolutely killed it, apart from the obvious 50 Shades of Grey and Gone Girl jokes. From the opening act to the jokes in between, he was so good. Can he just be brought back for next year?
I literally felt my heart stop when they were announcing Best Animated Film but Big Hero 6 finally took it and it made everything so much better. Such a great story and animation and it deserved it.
Lady Gaga definitely surprised everyone by paying homage to The Sound of Music. Her voice was great and shows that sometimes you don’t need a crazy getup to be noticed.
Whiplash quickly became my favorite for the night and was glad that J.K. Simmons won for Supporting Actor
The Grand Budapest Hotel was basically killing it the whole night, even though I was upset that it didn’t win Original Screenplay. I’m a little sad that Wes Anderson didn’t get to walk up on stage but no worry, he’s going to keep making amazing films and will get a win soon.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu won for Best Director for Birdman and it was such a win. Alfonso Cuaron won last year for Gravity, making it two Mexicans winning in this category in a row and I’m so proud. Not to mention that Birdman won for best picture.
The night had a whole feel of change and advocacy. From J.K. Simmons telling people to speak to their parents, Patricia Arquette speaking for women’s equality, Graham Moore told people to stay weird, Julianne Moore (who won finally) caused awareness for mental illness, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu spoke about Mexico’s government and urged people to be nice to immigrants. I love knowing that people can use platforms to bring awareness to so many important things that aren’t talked about much.
Honestly, this has been one of my favorite Oscar’s of recent times and definitely rekindled my love for film and critiquing. I get goosebumps that another year of great films is ahead. What was your favorite part of the Oscars? Let me know below!