I'm dedicating this post to my mom today. I'm missing my dear mama this morning very much. We would always go over all the Oscar dresses together the next day. Mom always knew what looked classic and beautiful. I'm thankful for her impeccable taste and all the years we watched together. My dad and I both agreed mom would have loved Jennifer Hudson's simple chic dress the most.
Jennifer Hudson really was perfection in the is simply elegant Romona Keveza.
This was a different Oscars. Neil Patrick Harris did a fine job, but wasn't particularly funny. It was a more serious show as many of the nominated films gave attention to causes like Alzheimer's, ALS, civil rights and unsung and maligned heroes like Alan Turing. I was hoeing Boyhood would win and was surprised about Birdman. I also loved Wild and The Imitation Game. Wish I saw Selma and a few of the others.. Still hoping too.
On the red carpet Reese Witherspoon started a little movement to get interviewers to ask some 'real' questions about actor's films and their careers instead of just who they were wearing.
Reese's Instagram she used to start this.
Lena Dunham joined in with this Tweet as did many others.
I agree as it's all about promoting designers and I'd much rather know about the person and their journey to this point. Reese's #ASKHERMORE produced better interviews on the carpet though to be honest they are always phony and a bit gushy to me. I still miss Joan Rivers!!
Highlights of the show were the musical numbers- Gaga's tribute to The Sound of Music, and Common and John Legend's wonderful performance of 'Glory' from Selma. The rest was a little dry.
Here's my own picks for best looks this year....
Naomi Watt's look reminded me of Jean Harlow and was chic and fun.