NOLTE: TEN EASY STEPS TO A WATCHABLE OSCAR
PERHAPS THE BEST NEWS is that no one actually has to endure watching the Oscars anymore to see the high and low points of this increasingly chaotic, structureless affair.
Actually, after getting home at 9 last night, I ended up watching parts of the last hour when motioned into next-door-neighbor Martha's condo to watch the end of the spectacle. Though dreadfully sleepy, I ran home, threw on some sweats, then went back to ask, Any good gowns?
Martha was only moderately enthused saying Reese and Helen (Mirran) looked pretty good and Cate looked interesting but nothing overwhelming to write home about. We chatted for a few minutes before I fell sound asleep sitting up on her sofa. I managed to wake up when Mr. Darcy took best actor for his dazzling performance as King George VI before my eyes glazed over again and I fled home for a good night's sleep.
Today I looked through the fashion field at Go Fug Yourself and The Daily beast picking out a very few from the mostly uninspiring I'd like to comment on.
Gold on both Gwyneth and Taylor makes for a great photo-op though I much prefer Gwyneth's slinky number of the two. I confess, Taylor Swift doesn't do much for me. Think there's a harshness--or should I say un-softness--stridency and almost a mean look about her that I've never found attractive. Also think her dress should be a few inches longer for better proportions. Cameron also wore a dress that was way, way to short for my taste. It may be the style, but it leaves me cold.
With that, I'll stop short of any further criticism of this dreadful awards circus.