A Night at the Oscars...
Feb. 26, 2012 8:43 pm
Updated: Feb. 27, 2012 8:32 pm
While I've NEVER found myself sitting in front of the tv for the entire showing of the Academy Awards, my history does go back a few years...
Friend Denise began her "career" in the entertainment industry of California, working on the Lawrence Welk show in San Francisco. 20+ yrs later, found her to be the secretary to the Vice President of the legal dept. at a Los Angeles recording company...
She literally has rubbed elbows with some most famous of celebreties in the entertainment industry in this country.
I also had a client many years ago, who year after year applied to be a "seat filler" at the awards. I had to have her explain... When a "star" has to leave his/her seat to accept or present an award, a "seat filler" takes the vacant seat, so that the audience
is always at full capacity. I found this quite interesting... but then it does make sense. Unfortunately, we lost touch some time ago.
Personally, I have comprehension issues, so between announcing the candidates for this or that award, by the time they announce the winner, I've forgotten what the category is!
I was thrilled, yet surprised, to find Christopher Plummer winning his first ever Oscar... (category not remembered,) but at the age of 82... or is he 84? The first ever! How can such an accomplished actor have to wait so long...?
Angelina Jolie just announced and awarded a couple of Oscars... did she REALLY have to stand in a manner that her right leg was exposed from under her floor length black gown? The "slit" must have reached her waist... well, almost. Sorry, I don't find that
attractive! Haven't seen a male presenter showing most of a leg.... Perhaps Robert Downey Jr will wear a tux next time, with a leg missing from his trousers? Either way, I'd simply find it TACKY! I've been of the opinion that this is an EVENT - men always
in tuxedos, and women in gowns...
I'm awaiting "best" male/female lead roles, and supporting actors... I think I'll understand those awards! Pre commercial break news... best leading role(s) is coming up!
Meryl Streep, as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady!" GO GIRL! Best Female Lead... The leading male role awarded to an actor I've never heard of... GO GUY!
On my "must buy list," the dvd's Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady, and after this evening, The Help.
Be well, friends... and in my opinion, a hell of a lot of famous actors were overlooked, but then, maybe I should be watching the Emmy's or something!