Unfortunately...we had work yesterday in school... so I wasn't able to watch the live - or was it delayed telecast? - of the 81st Oscars on tv...
I had to make do with the latest pictures of red carpet arrivals uploaded in real time...online...
Fortunately my friend gave me a link to a livefeed online...so was able to catch a few scenes from the show...and was able to catch Robert Pattinson in his Oscar debut...yup! I admit it! when it comes to Robert Pattinson I become a fangirl-y type shmuck! and he was sexy and hot in his tux huh in fairness! he really played the sexy brooding vampire and I was staring at him and not at Mickey Rourke when they were introducing the best actor nominees haha
To see a video of that segment click here
now that's what I would call a brooding stare
I so love Kate Beckinsale... she's extremely gorgeous here
two of my favorite vampires chatting it up at an after-party
I just had fun looking through and saving photos...I loved Anne Hathaway! and the black gown of Angelina Jolie was so simple that her green earrings really stood out! and I didn't like the dresses of Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens...I liked the yellow gown of Alicia Keys in the after party...
I didn't like Miley's gown despite it being heavily bejeweled
Penelope's gown reminded me of a beautiful wedding dress without the veil
I especially liked the new format of the Oscars wherein they presented the acting award categories with past winners - 5 of them!...huwow! Did you see Sophia Loren? She is still a bombshell! And I also liked the endearing way Heath Ledger's family accepted his award in behalf of the actor
Kate Winslet being hugged all around by these lovely ladies
Heath Ledger's family accepting his Oscar
A lot of pics after this....mostly those fashionable gowns I liked...or maybe not...and some of the memorable scenes in the show... or maybe not haha...
of course what else can you expect from Angelina Jolie?...spectacular! love the earrings!
I don't know what's with the feathers? or are they petals? on her bodice
Young Hollywood: Rob Pattinson with Zac & Vanessa
These kids are so lucky to have walked the red carpet...and won!
Can you recognize Ben Stiller? I thought it was Joaquin Phoenix hehe
a lot have said that this musical number was surely not the best that night
to see that musical number click here
some of the Hot and Sexy Men at the Oscars
Robert Downey Jr.
To view more articles on the Oscars you may click on these links:
Entertainment Weekly: Oscar's 13 Best and Worst Moments
And I also wanted to share one of the early articles posted online among the many articles nowposted...and I'd see whether I would agree with this...after I finally get to watch the Oscars replay later...
Best & Worst of the Oscars: Hugh Jackmania!
Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:00:51 PM PT
Oh, man, did you see that moment when that guy did that thing? Don't worry, we did. Read on and get the full story of Oscar's best, worst and otherest.
Best Performance: Even with the slightly forced "recession Oscars" conceit, host Hugh Jackman delivered a completely winning song and dance to open the show that totally made us forget they didn't hire a comedian. Showing off both talent and a sly sense of humor, Jackman nailed it.
Best Lyric From the Opening Song: "I would swim a sea of human excrement." -- Jackman crooning sweet(?)ly to Kate Winslet
worst Transition: From the goofily good opener—the techno Reader representation was more entertaining than the movie—the show bogged down with that somber bunch of Best Supporting Actresses intoning like they were going to banish the winner to the Forbidden Zone with General Zod.
Best Brangelina Quip: Jackman drew our attention to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie before saying, "I don't actually have a joke for them, I'm just contractually required to mention them five times during the show." (Not bad; it's 25 times for us.)
Best Present: Copresenters Steve Martin and Tina Fey, who've been funny together on TV and film, delivered a hilarious tribute to writers that made us want to see them make another movie together. Or, you know, read something.
Best Reaction: Jolie looking totally charmed by her Kung Fu Panda costar Jack Black, who was onstage presenting with that actress from Friends.
Best Twilight Crossover: Rob Pattinson brought that undead charm of his to the Oscars, where it was familiar to Twihards and everyone who's ever had lunch with a Hollywood agent.
Best On-Air Design: Whoever thought to put Daniel Craig and Sarah Jessica Parker on stage together.
Best Reaction: Seth Rogen and James Franco's half-baked response to the comedies of 2008. Dude, cinematographer Jadocs Kaminsky was so high!
Joke Least Likely to Reach the Billion People Around the World: Ben Stiller's crazy, bearded Joaquin Phoenix impersonation was funny, but a little inside considering how few people recognize Stiller anyway.
Assault With a Medley Weapon: The top-hat-and-tails number with Beyoncé, Zac Efron and the rest totally summed up the year in movies. And that year was 1936.
Most Likely to Spawn a "Who's in Your Five?" Commercial: The Best Supporting actor nomination five-way was like a presidential debate without all the humor.
Most Heartbreaking: Heath Ledger's family accepting his award.
Biggest Showstopper: Wirewalker Philippe Petit, the absolutely entertaining subject of documentary Man on Wire, balancing an Oscar on his chin while a billion people watched and wondered if it would fall. But for a man who once spent 45 minutes walking between the Twin Towers, well, that's probably no big deal.
Best Commercial: Coming in just ahead of the one for the website that helps you earn $5K a month working at home, the Tom Cruise-Jimmy Kimmel bit was funny like a house on fire.
Best Make-Good Decision: The loud and fast medley crammed full of action and comic book movies, because let's be honest: These were the best things that Hollywood had to offer last year, and The Dark Knight (not to mention Iron Man) got robbed. Take that, Reader.
Worst Make-Good Decision: After that whole medley thing, the movie about the wrinkly old baby beat Dark Knight and Iron Man. Obviously, there is no justice…except that meted out by costumed heroes.