It's award season once again! Which means it's time once again for me to bitch and criticize the behavior and choices of the beautiful people of Hollywood with careers which are much more successful than mine.
Best hosts ever -
I LOVE, LOVED Tina Fey and Amy Poehler! I want to be them when I grow up. I think they should host everything from now on! Forget about Billy Crystal and Ricky Gervais, these ladies rocked! Smart, funny, edgy. Unfortunately, they were sort of absent for the second half of the show. I'd have much rather seen more of their banter than some of the more lamo presenters (Jessica Alba - I mean, she's real purty and all, but what the hell has she done in the last 5 years - Fantastic Four 3? Spy Kids VI?) Here's their opening sequence, in case you missed it. I apologize for the dreadful quality of this video - I think they recorded it with their coffee maker or something...
Funniest speech of the evening -
Retiring Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Dr. Aida Takla O'Reilly. Yes, it's true. I must admit that I wasn't really listening to the beginning of her speech, because, well, she was the retiring Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, and also because I was so distracted by the fact that she has had so many face lifts that her ears seemed to be growing out of the back of her neck, but then I caught something and said "Huh?" and had to rewind it and watch it again. Hysterical. I'm guessing she figured she was retiring, and had her ears growing out of the back of her neck and so she could say whatever the hell she felt like. She made fun of everybody and then ended it by hitting on Bradley Cooper. You go girl!
Second funniest speech of the night -
Adele, winning for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. She was so refreshingly not "Hollywood" - just a London girl all dressed up for a "Mum's night out with my friend Ida". Don't you think Adele would like to be my mate? We could grab a pint at the pub and eat some chips and crisps. I'm gonna work on this.
People I most desperately wish had won in their categories -
Darcy St. Fudge and Damian Francisco. Just to make sure people were paying attention, silly Tina and Amy sneaked in as nominees from a fictional tv miniseries called Dog President...
Best presenter: Funny -
Kristen Wiig and Will Farrell were hoots. Seriously, they should only allow people who have at some time been SNL cast members hand out awards. Would make for a much better evening.
Best presenter: Not funny -
Bill Clinton surprised everybody by showing up to introduce the clip from Lincoln. I'm thinking he knows a thing or two about getting a controversial bill passed by a divided congress!
Most confusing speech of the evening -
I am still fairly befuddled by Jodie Foster's strange, rambling Life Achievement Award acceptance speech. I feel that I should first say that I've never particularly cared for Jodie Foster. With the exception of The Accused, her acting always leaves me cold. But I must say that after this weird speech, I kind of like her more. She started out by making a reference to a 12 year old SNL skit about being 50, the same old SNL skit that I referenced on my 50th. Then she went on to kind of almost maybe sort of "come out", even though I'm pretty sure that we've all known she's a lesbian for the last 20 years. Then, after rambling on about rather personal things, she made a statement about how important privacy was. Then she talked about her mother and made me cry. And her arms look fab. And I like her hair. It was all very confusing.
People who need to take a chill pill and get a sense of humor -
Tommy Lee Jones.
Catherine Zeta-Jones decided that she needed to sing a little bit for us when she presented a clip of Les Miserables. I guess she figured...it's a musical, and...she was in a musical. Yeah, I didn't get it either.
Best facial hair -
And now on to the fashion!
My personal best dressed choices -
And...the bad -
Halle Berry -
I hereby give the Christina Hendricks Award to Jennifer Lopez -
And just because she never fails to disappoint -
Helena Bonham Carter
Okay, that's it for my ranting. Go see Stacy for more randomness.