Monday, March 08, 2010

Oscars 2010.

I figured nothing could be better -- or funnier -- than Alec Baldin being one half of this year's Oscar hosting team.

And with Steve Martin on the other end, it was the comedic cherry on the cake.

Rewind to a 5:30pm yesterday, after Neil Patrick Harris did his opening Broadway-esque sequence, when a platform on which Martin and Baldwin stood lowered from the ceiling and the two actor-comedians unstrapped themselves from the device and stepped onto the stage.

What followed after were sporadic and rather un-hilarious exchanges between the funnymen, injected with some awkward clips and spoofs and video montages (what was with the horror movie sequence?).

This was all, unfortunately, proceeded with a ho-hum parade of dresses on the red carpet and one very creepy Kathy Ireland, who interviewed stars like a stiff Barbie doll.

I apologize for this hate on the Oscars, it's just I was disappointed that Baldwin wasn't given free reign to make all sorts of un-PC jokes and that the dresses were in either two categories: hideous or boring.

To make up for being a Debbie Downer, however, here are some of the sharper ensembles of yesterday's red carpet.

SPJ in Chanel

Diane Kruger in Chanel

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace

Elizabeth Banks in Versace

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Meryl Streep in Chris March

I'm Lovin' it: The Valentino on Amanda Seyfried and the Victoria Beckham on Cameron Diaz at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Both changed from their gowns into cocktail lengths later, which were considerable improvements over the first outfits.

I'm Over it: Please bring back Hugh Jackman or put in Neil Patrick Harris for next year's hosting duties.

Track of the Day: "Azzurra (It's Not The Same Version)" by Gui Buratto, off his newest album -- though from 2009 -- called Take My Breath Away. It's all very Gui, and we're very glad he's continuing to pour out these understated dance tracks.

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