coffee – can’t believe I’m awake – after the oscars

Babies, you know I try to be nice. To preface everything, I thought the show last night was great. And the awards, whether you know it or not, are the one money raising function the Academy has every year to support its archives, research, student programs, museum, library, and fellowships. Beyond the glamour and jokes and the cattiness (which I indulge in myself) surrounding the awards, that night, last night represents something big, the past, the present, and the future of motion pictures…

Okay, just a little cat clawing, because, I have to. Did you see the Gummy Oscars? I mean those weird, tacky, translucent, things scattered over the set last night. They were supposed represent Oscar, right? Not some pool inflatable?  And what about that set? So many elements, so little to do with each other, so very distracting, even from the nosebleed seats. Actually more distracting from the nosebleed seats because it wasn’t a cohesive design. It was a glaring disco rummage-sale of a design. Okay. Now I’m done.

Pictures? Of course?

oscar setoscars2014hostDesign-wise, the only thing that worked was Pink’s set. Standing behind a projection of “The Wizard of Oz” beautiful soaring visual, heart stopping vocal of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” that brought the audience to its feet. That’s the way it’s done.

oscars_2014_pink_650_302014 Oscars - The showNow, if you want to talk speeches and hair pieces… That’s what comments are for! Sometime today/tomorrow I will be signing in and we’ll talk. xox, V

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  1. March 3, 2014

    Reblogged this on Carleigh-Hepburn and commented:
    2014 Oscars, = 10 pizzas out of 10.

  2. March 3, 2014

    Those gummy oscars made me think of those wax coke bottles from the 50s filled with fruit and root beer flavored water. Plus the proportions on them was off…the legs were too short. Loved Pink!!! She was perfect!!

    • March 4, 2014

      That’s what it was, a squat little man instead of an Art Deco Knight! Wasn’t she a knock out — that voice!

  3. March 3, 2014

    Gummy oscars looked like alien pods.

    • March 4, 2014

      Ohhh, those odd looking ornaments are turning out to be a cultural Rorschach. Like pods from Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Or the Matrix?

      • March 4, 2014

        I was thinking Body Snatchers. 😉

    March 3, 2014

    I didn’t watch the Oscars, dammit, the gummy bear oscars are ludicrous, and am bummed to have missed Pink’s performance. woman can sing.

    • March 4, 2014

      Yes! Pink has got the voice and I LOVE that she refuses to be auto tuned, but then again, there’s no reason to. Pitch perfect.

        March 4, 2014

        Need to find the record of that. She’s also got a huge sense of drama, Queen-like proportions (I’m talking Freddie-Brian-John-and-Roger, not of England)

      • March 5, 2014

        Very much! I wonder if she has recorded any Song Book Standards…

        March 5, 2014

        hm. she could have, right?
        *pictures pink as velma kelly*

  5. Heather in Arles
    March 4, 2014

    So you actually WERE there? Not just at some fabulous party? Oh me…More please oh pretty please!

    • March 4, 2014

      This year I was at a private party watching one of those new giant monitors that some men, given enough coke and a Gamer’s bent, would disappear into for weeks. Damn, this is me with not enough sleep! Apologies! Let’s see, something not catty: I was seated between my beloved and a two time Oscar winner. We laughed a lot, I drank champagne and didn’t get a headache, so they must have been pouring the good stuff. From time to time the Oscar winner would exchange texts with people in the Dolby Theatre… I have already said too much, and then in my sleepy haze I wrote today’s post, tsk, tsk, tsk on *me*… 😉 .

  6. March 4, 2014

    I thought Pink was fab-u-lous. I was so impressed by her performance.

    Ellen was very amusing, as always, but I wished she hadn’t said those things to Liza Minnelli. However, I LOVE that she crashed Twitter!

    • March 5, 2014

      I’ve never heard her sing so beautifully. It kinda made me teary.

      I felt badly for Ms. Minnelli, also the torrent of meanness sent Kim Novak and Goldie Hawn’s way. It made me cringe.

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