Ok, so regardless of what the general theme of one’s blog is, I believe that today all blogs will be devoted to the Oscars, and Oscar fashion. Personally, I felt that the whole show was extraordinarily disappointing. Not only Seth McFarlane (no surprises there) but acceptance speeches, the fact that the orchestra was working remotely, fashion, and oh yes, attendance. Where was everybody? Was I the only one who watched the red carpet pre-shows, and scanned the crowd during the telecast wondering where everybody was? What happened to the days when actors, actresses, directors, producers came to the Oscars to support their friends and fellow filmmakers? Last night it seemed that the audience was filled with presenters, performers, and nominees – not even full casts of movies that had been heavily nominated were in attendance … ahem, Leonardo. So where was everybody?
Man of them were at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. One of the most coveted invitations around. After scanning the photos of the red carpet, I realized that many of the faces that I had missed during the ceremony were at this party.
There are some of the people I missed! Why the lack of attendance at the ceremony? Too boring perhaps? Some of the dresses that were worn to the VF Party were even better than some of the things I saw on the Oscar red carpet – how beautiful does Leslie Mann look? Isn’t that dress divine? Well I gather fashion is equally important at the VF party as it is on the red carpet because some of the night’s winners and nominees made an outfit change before the VF party … some for the better.
I thought that Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence both going from flowy and fluffy to slinky were great choices. I think they both look absolutely stunning. Despite the turnout at the VF party, I am still a little disappointed in Oscar attendance this year, and there were a few people (especially men) that stood out as missing to me. Leonardo DiCaprio (obviously), Tom Cruise, Matt Damon (why wasn’t he there to support his bestie?), Brad & Angelina, Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johannsen, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Cameron Diaz, Ewan MacGregor, Glenn Close, Michelle Williams, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Anna Kendrick, Penelope Cruz, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis … the list goes on. Where were all these people? Why doesn’t all of Hollywood want to come out to support each other like they used to?
Photos courtesy of Just Jared and Elle UK
For the most part, only nominees and presenters are invited to the actual show. It’s not open to the entire Academy, even actors…
Thanks for the info! Don’t you wish that were different?