And the Oscar Goes To...
Like many movie (or fashion!) buffs, I spent last night watching the Academy Awards. Voted on by the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars are the crowning moment in a hotly contested awards season. Even when all the awards seem like sure bets and the broadcast runs long, there is something so effortlessly romantic about the Oscars.
Every year, I join a group of friends, fill out my ballot, cross my fingers and hope my favorites win. There is oohing and aahing over the dapper men and elegant women on the red carpet (and the inevitable gasps of horror when someone makes a fashion misstep), cheering when my favorite wins and frustration when they don’t.
Last night was no exception. There were some truly stunning dresses and a few whose construction I didn’t quite understand. I was thrilled to see The King’s Speech win so many awards (including Best Picture and Best Actor), but a secret part of me wanted Inception to win everything – including the awards it wasn’t nominated for. In the end, the 83rd Academy Awards were quite the event, one I know I’ll be discussing all week.
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Kimberly’s Best Picture Picks:
- The Broadway Melody (1928/1929)
- Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
- Rebecca (1940)
- Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
- On the Waterfront (1954)
- Ben-Hur (1959)
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- The Sound of Music (1965)
- The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather Part II (1974)
- The Sting (1973)
- Amadeus (1984)
- Schindler’s List (1993)
- A Beautiful Mind (2001)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- The Hurt Locker (2009)