I admit it; I have Oscar fever. I look forward to Awards Season every year – the glamour and the hype gets me every time. Also, it’s not a bad excuse for a party! Last night was no exception – I parked myself in front of the television with a few of my favorite people (and a few favorite wines) to watch the 83rd annual Academy Awards. After months of movie-going and speculation, it’s exciting to see who takes home the big awards. A few highlights from my house:
- “The King’s Speech” was the biggest winner of the evening, taking home Best Actor, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. I loved it, but I was also secretly rooting for some of my other favorites of the past 12 months – “The Social Network” and “Toy Story 3.”
- Aaron Sorkin gave a great acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay. “I’m going to have to demand some respect from your guinea pig.”
- By the end of the night, I had maxed out my Netflix queue – “True, Grit”, “Inside Job” or “The Fighter”, anyone?
- And lastly, you can’t have an Oscar post without mentioning the fashion; hands-down, my favorite look of the night was the always-impeccable Halle Berry.
If you tuned into the big show last night, what were your favorite moments from Oscar 2011?