A well deserved win for "Spotlight" last night!
I was pleasantly surprised. Having seen both The Revenant and Spotlight...and although DiCaprio certainly deserved his Oscar..."Spotlight" was hands-down the superior film.
Chris Rock was edgy and spot on as the Host. Loved the moment when the entire crowd gasped thinking "...he did NOT just say LYNCHED."
Happy for Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith. And loved Smith dedicating the Oscar to the LGBT Community.
DiCaprio was humble and altogether wonderful in his acceptance speech.
There were several recipients including DiCaprio and Smith who took a moment to address social.environmental/economic issues as well in their acceptance speeches. I applaud them.
And,as usual, the red carpet glowed...although it was a bit disturbing to see all the black dresses this year.
"No..we won't boycott...but we will dress all in black..."
The effect was funeral-like at points. The point, I suppose. The best black dress of the evening
And the worst
And honestly, can't you see Helena Bonham-Carter pulling this dress off with panache. Jennifer is just too sweet to do this look.
So...in my opinion best dress of the night went to Cate Blanchette with this
And for the guys
(actually I think his face and beard made the ensemble)
With one of the Worst Dressed nominations going to Dearden for the "Miss Scarlett at Tara...I Tore Down the Drapes and Made My Dress" Category
And followed closely in the male Worst Dressed by Pharrel "They Said There Was Flooding"
Also LOVED Lady Gaga's performance of "Til' it Happens To You" which actually brought tears to some of the audience.
So...another awesome night on The Red Carpet...
Now soooooooooooooo excited that tomorrow is Super Tuesday...and March 1st...
and it is off to Virtual Portugal at last!
If you live in one of the Super States...don't forget to