Maybe you watched the Oscars last night. Maybe you're like my family and you're not sure when the Superbowl is or whose playing, but you know who will win for best actor, and who should win. Then maybe you'd be like my family.
I don't have strong opinions about who won and who didn't. Topher and I agreed that as long as Avatar didn't win best picture, we'd be okay with the results, whatever they may be. And we weren't disappointed.
What fascinated me most about the Oscars were three things:
1. "Tight on the top, ruffle-heavy on the bottom" is the Oscar theme of 2010.
2. I really think Charlize Theron should have rethought this:
Flowers? Pastries? What? There? Too obvious? What?
3. I think it's really interesting that James Cameron and his exwife, Katheryn Bigelow, were both up for best director
Apparently they divorced after Cameron had an affair with an actress on the Titanic (the movie, not the ship), who he is still with today. Other sources suggest he was a workaholic, and that's why the marriage didn't work. It's not for me to say (I tell myself). But here's the zinger: They all sat next to each other during the Oscars! (AWKward)
I kept thinking, they're all handling this really well, good for them. But then Cameron, when he lost to Bigelow, clapped a little toooo excitedly for Bigelow, and that made sense to me. You know the cameras are on, Cameron. Well played, Cameron, well played. (Even though I wanted Bigelow to wear more lipstick) I think she's incredibly beautiful, and it made me feel like women who have been left in one way or another, everywhere, were vindicated a little. I mean, she made an awesome movie with less money, less press, and less help in less time than the spectacle that is Avatar, and she won! I mean, she won.