Tuesday, February 27, 2007


1. I am so happy for Jennifer Hudson.

2. I love Ellen DeGeneres, but she has to be the unfunniest Oscar host ever.

3. I am so so so very happy for Forest Whitaker, but I also wish Peter O’Toole had finally gotten his Oscar.

4. I am so glad that Scorsese finally got his long-deserved moment in the sun – hopefully, his victory will be all the sweeter for all the waiting he’s had to endure.

5. Beyonce does the fake beauty-pageant-contestant smile thing way too much –and she tried to hard to make it look like she didn’t mind not being nominated – and she also overdid her song (“Listen”) – and I’m glad Jennifer didn’t single her out for special thanks during her acceptance speech. I like Bey though – she seems like a nice girl.

6. The medley of songs from ‘Dreamgirls’ was not good. It just didn’t work (sadly). I also wonder why Eddie Murphy didn’t sing ‘Patience’ with Anika – Keith Robinson tried sha. By the way, was that Tracey Babyface Edmonds snuggling up to Eddie Murphy? I know they’re together now and all, but... it just looks wrong and nasty! Poor Scary Spice!

7. It was great to see the Oscars get so international.

8. It was nice that they deliberately set out to celebrate the nominees this time.

9. Jaden (Christopher Syre) Smith is the cutest little boy, and his parents were so proud (Jada was tearing up) – awwww…

10.I think I have a new ‘couples crush’ on Clint Eastwood and his young wife Dina. They still seem so happy together, like they’re friends. I love that. Can't wait to see 'Letters from Iwo Jima'.

11. Gwyneth Paltrow is looking so good with the extra weight – she’s glowing. Thank God for childbirth - it was high time she stopped looking like a stick.

12. Jack Nicholson looked so funny and cute with his bald head and dark glasses, just smiling and laughing all the time. At least someone was having fun.

13. Helen Mirren is gorgeous – and so is Penelope Cruz. In fact, a lot of the ladies were looking great.

14. There was a sad lack of male eye candy – the usual suspects were there looking nice and all, but none of them REALLY made me happy – with the possible exception of Mark Wahlberg. (Please, who sent Will Smith to go and ‘barb his head’ the night before the Oscars?)

15. I am so happy for Jennifer Hudson.


Amit said...

Nice review of the Oscars. I've visited your Dharmendra blog before (from Carla's blog :). I like him, specially his earlier movies. Have you seen "Satyakam"?? What a movie!!

I think jack Nicholson was high as a kite :) :)

Sanket Vyas said...

Agree with most of your thoughts - I really thought Ellen would be funnier - she was adequate but just too... normal. Would have LOVED to see 'Water' win the best foreign film - my 2nd favorite Indian film of 2006.

Daddy's Girl said...

@amit: LOL... I'm sure the other celebs wanted some of whatever he'd had. Haven't seen 'Satyakam' yet, eagerly anticipating it cos I've heard so many good things about it.

@sanket: I haven't seen 'Water' yet although I have it - will prolly watch it this weekend. Which was your favourite Indian film of '06? I'm going to your blog to find out!

Daddy's Girl said...

Sanket, I've just been to your blog.. you're keeping it under wraps for now, huh? Great review of 'Water' - can't wait to watch it now. Waiting to find out which was your fave...

Alan said...
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Alan said...

We had the Oscars on in the background but weren't watching too close. We were happy for Jennifer Hudson. Jack Nicholson seemed quite cheerful. I don't know about Ellen being the unfunniest. You may have missed the David Letterman version a few years back.

Daddy's Girl said...

Whoa, I'm just stunned to find out that someone once thought Letterman and the Oscars were somehow a good match. Personally, I'd be happy watching Billy Crystal do it every year.