Oh what a night!
Last night, all of Hollywood glammed up and stepped out for the 84th annual Academy Awards, and some walked away with the best piece of swag in the industry!
The top prize of the evening went to The Artist, marking the first time since the Oscars first ceremony a silent film has won the award for Best Motion Picture. The flick actually brought in four coveted little gold statues, including best director and actor for Jean Dujardin, who could not have been more thrilled to beat out most of Hollywood's most celebrated men!
The ladies of the evening were (to our delight) Octavia Spencer, who won for Best Supporting Actress, and the QUEEN Meryl Streep, who won her third Oscar for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. And contrary to Meryl's acceptance speech, we don't think this will be the last we've seen of her! One more and she ties with Katherine Hepburn, you know!
It was also a big night for Christopher Plummer, whose victory in the Best Supporting Actor category made history. At 82-year-young, Plummer is the oldest person ever to win the award … and he's still got time to do it again! HA!
On a more personal note, it was nothing if not completely gratifying to watch The Muppets walk away with a well-deserved Oscar for their song, Muppet or Man, and it was also exciting to see Kermit and Miss Piggy make a
Waldorf and Statler-esque grand entrance to introduce the spellbinding Cirque Du Soleil performance.
Billy Crystal returning as host for his 9th time didn't garner as much excitement as we think the Academy was hoping for, but we're hoping he'll come back for a 10th time around! There is something to be said about a guy with comedic timing like that … and the pull to get George Clooney to make out with him!
But let's get real here for a second. The top two trends of the Oscars had very little to do with the awards themselves! First, the world is STILL chuckling at poor Ryan Seacrest's expense after Sacha Baron Cohen, who was dressed like his new character from The Dictator, spilled what he claimed to be the ashes of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il all over the red carpet correspondent. As you can imagine,
Brian Ryan was NOT happy about that.
And then of course, there was Angelina Jolie's right leg. Don't act like you didn't notice it! Who could take their eyes off it! Really! And you know what? Only Angelina Jolie could get up at an awards show and pull off a fierce stance like that. Only Angie. We bow down to you, oh great one!!!
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