The evening started off on the red carpet, and you all know how much I love that! E! started coverage at 5:30, which is a little ridiculous, but I'm not gonna lie... I watched most of it! Aaaaand my favorite dress of the night was: Michelle Williams. I thought the dress was red at first, but it's really a coral color. I always love her style, and I think she really stepped it up for the Oscars. I love the detailing on the skirt and the color looks so great with her skin, and the peplum skirt is so feminine and flattering.
|Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton; image via oscar.com|
|Viola Davis in Vera Wang; Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera; Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford; Melissa McCarthy in Marina Rinaldi|
images via oscar.com
And, probably my favorite red carpet moment of the night was with "The Dictator" Sacha Baron Cohen and Ryan Seacrest. Ryan is so mad, but trying to conceal it and I thought it was hilarious... you gotta shake things up every once in a while on the red carpet! (It'll keep you grounded, Ryan.)
My favorite part of the actual Oscar show were the interviews with celebrities talking about film and the part it plays in there lives. It was so fun to see some other stars besides those nominated that night. I also like the short interview clips they played when announcing some of the nominees... I thought it added a little something for the audience for each film. Here are "Movie Moments" they have on Oscar.com, but I can't find the ones they showed during the show last night.
I was so excited to see that Bret McKenzie (Bret from Flight of the Conchords!) won the Oscar for Music-Original Song with "Man or Muppet". I loved him in Flight of the Conchords, and that was one of my favorite songs from THE MUPPETS.
|image via oscar.com|
Another nice moment of the evening was Meryl Streep's speech. I know she started off as usual with her breathless shock at just the possibility of winning, but I think she really said some nice things to her husband and her long-time makeup artist (who won earlier in the evening). And she ended with a nice sentiment about all of the friendships she's made in the industry, and I thought it was just lovely and sweet. And I haven't seen Iron Lady yet, but I'm sure she deserved the win... she embodies characters like no other actor I've seen.
There were a few things throughout the evening that I didn't enjoy however:
The first was the microphone sound for the ENTIRE night... I don't think it was just my TV, but there was awful feedback and crackling on all of the mikes, and it was driving me nuts. This is the Academy Awards, you'd think they would have that under control in the first place and if not it should have been corrected early in the show. Did anyone else notice this?
The second thing that got on my nerves was Angelina Jolie and her leg (on the red carpet AND when she presented):
What were some of your favorite Oscar 2012 moments? Let us know in the comments! Enjoy!