Clearly, I was a little too excited yesterday by the Oscars to actually blog, but I’ll make up for it today. First, as promised in last week’s post in which I asked you to make a speech about your theoretical awards-show thank you speech, one free copy of Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson goes to…
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As for the Oscar ceremony itself, for all that the movie Precious is subtitled “Based on the novel Push by Sapphire”, I found it somewhat obnoxious that the winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay award didn’t thank the author! But what were your favorite Oscar moments?
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I loved Sandra Bullock's speech! I was happy she dedicated it to mothers, because really, where would the world be without them? I thought Gabby Sidibe's dress was GORGEOUS and perfect for her figure. Mo'Nique's and Jeff Bridges's speeches were wonderfully heartfelt. And as a sister of a soldier who has worked closely with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (the elite bomb squad featured in THE HURT LOCKER), I was ecstatic to see Kathryn Bigelow win for best direction.
I loved Sandra Bullock's speech. Especially when she thanked her mother for not letting her ride alone in cars with boys until she was 18. And thanking her mother for raising her to believe she was worthy of so much. It was very touching.
I tried getting my kiddo to watch the Oscars with me, but she wanted to watch Chicken Run instead (ug), so I only got a few glimpses. The tribute was nice. That was the most I got to see anyway 😛
I didn't actually watch the Oscars until the end, but I loved Zoe Saldana's homecoming float dress (for just that reason), Hurt Locker winning, and Kathryn Bigelow remembering to mention our military.
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