Roll Up the Carpet…Please

Just heard on Today: “No one ever forgets the Oscar dresses.”

Sorry to break it to them, but I do. I barely pay attention to them on the rare occasions I do watch. If I’m going to watch the red carpet foolishness, my eyes are more likely to be on the ladies in them than the clothing itself, unless the gowns look so bad that you can’t not look at them.

Even so, I’m not so interested in fashion that I’ll retain who wore what long enough to engage in the water cooler talk about it the morning after.

As a rule, I never watch the Academy Awards. For the most part, I don’t care who wins the Oscar, because there’s an excellent chance I haven’t seen the movies up for the big awards, anyway. I saw Avatar last year, and I went for the same reason most everyone else went: to see the dazzling effects.

And dazzling they were.

It wasn’t an earth-shattering story. It was fairly predictable from the start. And, depending on who you listen to, it’s a retelling of at least two or three different stories that have just been redone in 3D.

Not having seen most (if any) of the other movies that competed with Avatar for Best Picture, I can’t pick which one I think should have gotten the Oscar nod, but it doesn’t bother me at all that Avatar didn’t win that award.

If there was one award it definitely should have won, it was the award for visual effects. It won that one.

Those who are stressed about it not winning more than that, or who are still upset about who wore what on the red carpet should do something to take their minds off this unnecessary anxiety.

Maybe they should go see a movie.


  1. As a big movie buff, one who sees most (and during a few years, all) of the films nominated in major categories, I have to agree that the dresses are forgettable save for the absurd ones, like the grotesque swan dress worn by Bjork a few years back. If there is to be any fondly remembered wardrobe choices for this year’s Oscars, it’s got to be Ben Stiller dressed as a Navi from James Cameron’s AVATAR.

  2. Ha funny! Not sure what to think. Strange I mean I agree that a lot of men don’t remember what say you wore on your first date etc so but that is true they will look & either they are like “Da*n” (hot) or “What the H. were they thinking, that is God aweful!” HA! I can’t say I remember last year but for fashion people & people in the industry I bet they do. I did like Sandra Bullocks dress very much and a few others. I think who won & their speeches I’m more interested in. I suppose if I was one of “them” who got to be a princess for a day I might care more. I think it was Meryl who said on the red carpet that to her it is about getting to see her friends who she doesn’t get to see to much over the year since they are all on locations…then she added, “And all cleaned up, We do clean up well.” HA!

    I too am not upset about Avatar not winning for best picture as I thought it also retold the children’s Terra movie and had so many other things in it, like looking like Native Americans and taking over their land etc, etc. But I did enjoy it. I guess it is interesting to considering that idea. A picture could make that much money & not be the best or as deep or complicated as say the Hurt Locker or An Education etc. So then the idea is the Academy recognizes great performances but it may not be what people want to see. Interesting huh. Someone even made that speech about not playing some Victorian role and still winning. See I can’t even remember who said that. Ha! At least it does give me a list of good movies to see. I do plan to see them eventually. I did like Barbra Striesand’s sound bite later that she longs for the day when it isn’t about “A woman” winning or say “African American” but just the best director period, for example. I totally agree.

    I did find it interesting Sarah Jessica Parker stated her dress was “borrowed” which I wondered why? She didn’t elaborate? I didn’t particularly care for it & she looked a bit tan sprayed too much but made me wonder all the money spent on them, do they ever wear them again? I mean the guys, tuxes…ya right, but the women, so then why not auction off for homeless in our country or something you know.

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