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March 03, 2004


Behind the curve, as usual. I'm a late adopter, what can I say? Or just late.

Made chocolate cupcakes, assisted greatly by Marco. If I never learn to make anything else, that's ok.

Made sundried tomato & basil pesto. Marco and I just about died after tasting it.

Settled in for dinner and to watch the Oscar pre-show and critique the fashions. What the hell was Uma Thurman thinking, wearing what looked like a tulle kimono? She usually has such exquisite taste (assuming she picks her outfits, unless it's a stylist). Scarlett Johansson and Nicole Kidman looked exquisite. Renee Zellweger seemed to have a post-modern bridal thing going on - of course, it was Carolina Herrera, and she looked beautiful. Please Renee, don't go Skeletor on us after you're done with Bridget Jones.

We filled out ballots to pass the time. I was happy to see LOTR win its awards, but it got boring real quick. But thank goodness all the Kiwis kept to short, sweet speeches, including the guy who gave his future wife two rats as a gift back in the 8th grade. For purely sentimental reasons I would have liked to see Bill Murray win.

The interesting bits were few and far between. Bill Murray's funny introduction for Lost in Translation. The "You're Boring" song by Jack Black and Will Ferrell. Ferrell's intentionally pompous pronunciation of Sting. The performance of the Triplets of Belleville song. Adrien Brody making reference to restraining orders and spraying some Binaca into his mouth before announcing the award for Best Actress. The Blake Edwards montage.

A long damn night, and for the most part bland. But the cupcakes were good!

Yours, &c., LC | 04:52 PM | Film/TV , Slice o' Life | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

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I taped it and haven't managed to get around to watching it. I could barely stand the endless opening number by Crystal.

Posted by: Shannon oh Shannon at March 4, 2004 09:53 AM

By all means, fast-forward when you can, if you can get yourself to watch it. It's a damn hard job to host the Oscars, but Billy Crystal is so bland. Those opening segments are horrible. But I guess he's safe. I'd love for Steve Martin to host again.

And who writes the horrible banter between the presenters? The awful exchange between Sandra Bullock and John Travolta was absolute dreck.

Also of interest - Renee Zellweger, happy as I was to see her win, gives nice, boring but sincere speeches. However, she managed to thank both Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in the same speech - that must have had a bit of zing.

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at March 4, 2004 12:13 PM

As bad as most of the presenter-speak was, including Travolta and Bullock, I appreciated the sad little bone thrown to movie know-it-alls like myself who thought of "Blowout" as soon as Travolta appeared on stage to present the sound editing award.

Posted by: Scott at March 4, 2004 04:42 PM

the cupcakes were better than good, they were fabulous! pure delight! they should hand one out with each oscar!

Posted by: marco at March 4, 2004 04:46 PM


Oh, how I love him.

Posted by: Mags at March 6, 2004 07:50 PM