And it must be nice for her to have a break from people always joking to her that she's always losing Academy Awards.
I think she's good because she knows that part of acting is entertaining. It's not just about inhabiting a character; it's about getting a performance out of the role. And she always does that.
And yet she never takes herself too seriously, and she's always so gracious in who she gives thanks to.
She does, and does it consistently. And yes, she's always gracious.
I had a small shiver of worry for the Bridesmaids cast. yes, it was great to see them out there together, but it also could be read like, here's one of the few films with more than one woman at a time in it, so we better see that. And they did make the requisite penis joke, as they seem bound by unwritten law to doing now.
That penis joke routine got tired real fast for me. You have these brilliant comedians up there, and this is the best you could give them, a bunch of weiner jokes?
I thought every clip from The Bridesmaids made it look like it was out of its league with the movies it was competing with.
What did people think of Sasha Baron Cohen dumping the ashes on Ryan Seacrest? Audacious or boorish? Would it liven things up to have more stunts like that, or is it crass promotion?
I think it's crass. Plus, it's an act that's kind of old now, don't you think?
Tired. Predictable. Completely lacking in the audacity of Borat.
I did laugh a bit when he said he was wearing John Galliano (who was famously fired from Dior for uttering racist slurs). I guess working with dictators is the only option?
And his rolling-R accent makes no sense to me.
I liked the joke that Kim Jong Il was his dear friend and doubles tennis partner.
Yes, Tanya, the Galliano joke was brilliant, very sly. Should we talk clothes for a minute?
Clothes. Two words: Penelope Cruz.
More like Michelle Williams. She was stunning.
Yeah, we should! What a great year for the white dress, no? Aside from Angelina and her leg, no one wore black. It was either colour or stark white.
Michelle Williams, yes. She was in a coral Louis Vuitton. She tends to skew a bit precious sometimes but the cut really worked on her.
I also thought it was weird that Emma Stone wore a dress so like the one Nicole Kidman made famous way back when.
Gwyneth Paltrow in that Tom Ford dress with the cape. Damn.
That dress was gorgeous--and seriously, going with a cape? Ballsy. And she totally pulled it off.
Yes, I was expecting much more from Emma Stone. I think she's become quite a fashion girl lately. Her choices are often unexpected ....but last night was a rare misstep.
I loved Rooney Mara -- such stark simplicity, she really looked different from everyone else, in a great way. And I'm a fan of Jessica Chastain's McQueen number.
Also in white: Rooney Mara. She's in a totally different category. When it comes to dresses this awards season, she's untouchable. Though I do wish she'd touch a sandwich now and then...
Rooney Mara was wearing Givenchy couture, by the way.
Dave, I am thrilled that you use the word "ballsy" to refer to a cape. Did anyone else love Chastain in McQueen?
Did you find anyone offensive? What about J. Lo's areola slip?
I didn't see the slip? When?
Was it a slip or was it shadow? Have the nip investigators come to a conclusion? I thought people were still debating that one.
When she was presenting with Cameron Diaz. i just couldn't stop staring at her cleavage and wondering, "is it about to fall out?"
Partial slip? Areola over full nip?
Either way: Of course it was on Jennifer Lopez.
I did think the worst moment of the night was when JLo and Diaz turned their bums to the camera to say "and the winner is..." The retro theme did extent a bit uncomfortably into retro-sexism, esp with the leggy popcorn gals i the aisles.
Of course. I thought their Charlie's Angels butt shot turnaround move was a bit cheesy, but at least they tried to have fun with it. It failed, but they tried.
Emma Stone, on the other hand, really pulled off her giddy ingenue routine, despite her disappointing dress.
Although when Cameron Diaz chastised the audience for not laughing they lost me entirely. The joke didn't work--move on.
We should talk about our own Christopher Plummer. What deal do I have to make with which devil to look that good at 82?
He's a smooth talker. No one made charm look more natural, with perhaps the exception of Streep.
Plummer apparently pulled that jacket out of his closet. Which just proves that if you have something great for long enough, it always comes back in style.
Chris Plummer BOUNDED up those stairs, too. As I mentioned earlier, I'm especially thrilled that his last 2 nominations came for roles,in THe Last Station and now Beginners, that are so expansive in their outlook -- so funny and far-reaching and humane. To stay young, stay open-minded is that message.
We have to wrap up. Any last thoughts?
Tina Fey is an unreliable dresser, but wouldn't you love to see her host the show? She is very, very fast off the cuff.
Split the main categories to recognize dramas and comedies, move the show to January.
A show hosted by Tina Fey is one I would stay awake for
There you have it. Put the Crystal away and bring on Fey. Thanks everyone. See you next year...