Seriously, there is going to be a shit-ton of these posts today, so I figured I would just keep mine short and sweet and just post the ensembles that I *loved.*
Favorite couple was of course Brad (in Tom Ford) and Angelina (in Elie Saab.) I love her dress, it's so simple and elegant, but my favorite is the Lorraine Schwartz jewels- I absolutely love the green with the all black! Perfection.
My favorite best-dressed man is (always) Mickey Rourke, in Jean Paul Gaultier. I really thought he was a shoe-in for Best Actor *cries* but I'm happy that Sean Penn won. Loved his acceptance speech, too.
I really don't even remember seeing Evan Rachel Wood last night, so I'm glad I found her on style.com. I'm glad she's back to her more elegant-glam rather than her goth-glam when she was with Manson *shudders.* She looks better blonde. Yet another stellar Elie Saab number!
Marisa Tomei came awfully close to being lumped into the shiny, silvery-white bridal category, but the fun pleating in this Versace gown was her saving grace. She really did look stunning.
LOVED Natalie Portman in this Rodarte dress! No one else could pull off this color, plus it was a nice change from all the *bridal-wear* (Penelope Cruz?!) we saw everywhere last night. Okay, so I pretty much love Natalie in anything, but she looked gorgeous =)
I love Tilda Swinton more and more each time I see her, and I loved her in Lanvin last night. It was a perfect match!
Last but not least Sean Penn (in Armani) and Robin Wright Penn (in Monique Lhuillier) almost beat Brad and Angie for my best-dressed couple. It really just came down to the jewelry, I'm afraid. I actually like Sean's tux better than Brad's so maybe I'll just trade...
So I'm pretty
bummed enraged that Frost/Nixon won NOTHING. That really was the best film I've seen in a long time, and it really got robbed last night. I know it was pretty hard to choose a Best Actor, between Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke and Frank Langella, but Langella's Richard Nixon was so spot on. And it SHOULD have won for best picture, at the very least Ron Howard should have walked away with Best Directing. Slumdog Millionaire was a great movie, but not THAT great.
I think what annoys me most about the Academy Awards is that there is always that one film that sweeps everything when there are so many other much more deserving films. Like last year with No Country for Old Men- again, a great film, but There Will Be Blood was much more AMAZING! At least Daniel Day Lewis got best actor. Just because a picture is getting votes in other categories, doesn't mean you have to vote for it in everything!
And my rant ends here =)