It’s all about the glamour here at SY HQ, aka my lounge room.
So, I pulled out all stops for the 2013 Oscars broadcast this morning … this involved kicking off my soaking wet shoes and making a big pot of tea and hunkering down on the sofa for the duration.
I must say kudos to Channel 9 for actually televising the coverage as it was happening. So frustrating in previous years to get all the news on Facebook and Twitter before seeing it on the TV. It takes away the emotion of it.
Can I talk about that emotion for a minute?
This morning I graduated from everyday crying over cute baby wipe ads through to full-on sobbing when the cast of Les Miserables took to the stage and raised the goose-bump barometer while belting out a mix up of three songs from the movie.
Oh, and don’t get me started on Ben Affleck and his acceptance speech for Best Picture for Argo (and incredible movie BTW and well worth the win). There he was rattling off the 600 people whom he wanted to thank and I’m screaming at the TV, don’t forget about Jen, don’t forget about Jen.
Of course he didn’t forget about his wife, Jennifer Garner. No, he made every woman in the world melt with his words of wisdom on being married to Jen: “It’s work, it’s the best kind of work … and there’s no one else I’d rather work with.”
Now, speaking of Ben. He was not the only handsome Hollywood hunk sporting a beard.
What’s with that? Our own Hugh Jackman? Bradley (Bad Boy) Cooper? George (Nespresso) Clooney? I know it’s so hipster right now to beard it up but really? Beards for men older than 23? I’m not so sure it’s Hollywood. Unless it’s for an upcoming role, in which case, I guess all is forgiven.
In contrast, the women did not disappoint with more than a nod to old-style movie glamour … in the frocks, the hair, the jewels.
There were bursts of metallic goodness, lots of cream/ivory bridal inspiration and the odd splash of colour to make us sit up and take notes.
I know it’s not solving world peace or anything but this is one annual frockfest I really look forward to.
Here is my 2013 Oscars best-dressed list. Tell me yours …
PS. That moment when Jennifer Lawrence tripped up the stairs to collect her gold statue for Best Actress? Loved it. Because it’s so something I would do.
Photo credit: Madison Mag (check out their full red carpet gallery)