My daughter Megan and I watch the awards shows together, long distance, every year. She sends me a ballot to fill out and we tweet back and forth during the show. This year, there weren't a lot of tweets, beyond a few saying " this is terrible"! For me, the show was dissapointing and rather awkward. It seemed very disjointed and every speech was rushed and even defiant towards the time limit, which seemed childish to me.
The fashions are something I look forward to and there is usually a star who gets everything right, from dress, to hair to makeup. I can't say there was any look that I loved, but did find a few that I liked. There were many more that I thought were awful. If you have the pick of any dress in the world, I wonder about the choices that are made.
Helen Mirren at 70 was stunning.
The bold and jewel tone colors were striking on the red carpet and always better than washed out pastels or boring black.
I always think a little sparkle is appropriate for the occasion and these gold dresses were glamorous and fun.
I could have more easily done a list of those I didn't like, but that just seems mean, so I'm hoping the Oscars has more fashion wins than misses. And, my ballot - after a lot of guessing and picking from my heart (Outlander), I only got three picks right.