At least the dress was not see-through this time.
Charlize Theron's dress she wore to the Academy Awards last night seems to be talked about a lot today for where the flowers are arranged on her dress.
The beauty stands by the dress and says it was a good choice for her.
It does come off a little bit unflattering but it is not downright ugly, is it?-Dr.FB
One of the highlights of the Acadamy Awards was Ben Stiller pretending to be Joaquin Phoenix.
Love how Natalie Portman was playing in on it. Wonder what Jo Pho thinks?-Dr.FB
Glad he won and a really really good show. What did you think?-Dr.FB
Will be updated thru the night.
So far, the tux has returned for men and not going too far off from the classic look. The off white for the ladies was very popular this year.....
Winners list....so far.
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz "Vicky Christina Barcelona" Yes!
Best Original Screenplay: Milk by Dustin Lance Black
Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy for SlumDog Millionaire
Best Animated Film: Wall-E -Andrew Stanton
Best Animated Short Film: La Maison En Petits Cubes -Kunio Kato
Best Art Direction & Set Direction: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - Donald Graham Burt & Victor J. Zolfo
Best Costume Design: The Duchess - Michael O'Connor
Best Make-Up Artist: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - Craig Cannom
Best Cinematography:- Anthony Dod Mantle-Slumdog Millionaire
(Side note: Ben Stiller stole the show so far by pretending to be Jo. Pho)
(Great Comedic break by James Franco & Seth Rogan)
Best Live Action Short Film: Spielzeugland (Toyland) Jochen Alexander Freydank
Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionare
(The music medley with Hugh Jackman, Beyonce, Zax Efron, Vanessa Hudgens & the Mama Mia cast was pretty good. Done by Baz Luhrmann. No wonder. Uh-oh. Beyonce covered "At Last" again.)
Best Supporting Actor: -Heath Ledger- The Dark Knight YES!!!!!!
Best Documentary: Man On Wire
Best Documentary Short: Smile Pinki
Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight
Best Sound Mixing; Slumdog Millionaire
Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Jean Hershaw Award: Jerry Lewis
Best Original Song: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Foreign Language Film: Departures
Best Director: Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actress: Kate Winslett YES!
Best Actor: Sean Penn
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionare
Also, please share your thoughts as the show goes on. Thank you.-Dr.FB
Venue is the Avalon.
500 tix for fans will be sold.
100 bucks at the door.
Doors open at 10 P.M. or whenever Prince & the band are done rehearsing.
There are about 10-25 people in line at this moment.
Prince will also be attending the Oscars with Bria Valente.
For those that go, have fun for those who can't.-Dr.FB
Photo was sent in by someone in line. Thank you so much for sharing!
I will be doing my best to be keeping you up to date on all things Oscar this weekend. From red carpet to the Award Ceremony.
They better not screw Heath Ledger. Plain and simple.-Dr.FB
January 22nd, 2008 in New York, Heath Ledger died. He died of an apparent overdose. The movie industry, movie fans, and fans of the actor were in shock. His loved ones in disbelief.
You know when you heard his name as the one who had died, your mouth dropped. You did a double take. Your first thought after the shock; he was so young. Sleeping pills did him in. Sleeping pills.
He admitted in interviews that he was having a rough time sleeping after playing the villain Joker in the latest Batman movie, the Dark Knight. One pill, which should knock you out for 8 hours, would knock him out for 90 minutes. So he would take several instead of understanding his body became immune to the pills shortly after taking them.
The Dark Knight movie seemed cursed from the get go. A stuntman died the 1st week of shooting. Another death happened. Then Heath's after filming. Then Morgan Freeman escaped death in the south. The weekend of the movie, Christian Balle's estranged family came after him. Crazy. Maybe Johnny Depp may want to rethink that Riddler character.
Heath Ledger jumped on the screen in 1999's Ten Things I Hate About You. Having modest success with movies such as A Knight's Tale, he took on the role of a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain. Not getting the Oscar and jokes behind his back, Heath stood out in a role that would have been taboo and untouchable years prior, but he took the role which gained him respect.
After agreeing to take the Joker role, some questioned his acting ability to do that and how could a person who played a gay cowboy play that role. Leaks of Heath dressed in Joker garb dispelled most of that talk and had people going, wow, he is actually going to pull this off. It is a shame that Heath did not live to see how respected his version of the Joker is. How respected he is.
I must reiterate; If Heath does not only get nominated for an Oscar, and if he does not win it, the Academy Awards in many industry insiders eyes, will now be deemed as useless. Think of it as giving Denzel the Oscar for Training Day instead of the countless other movie roles he owned over the years. Why so serious? Because Heath Ledger was the Best in movies of 2008.-Dr.FB
Even before the death of Heath Ledger, the talk of the Dark Knight series and Heath playing the Joker was hitting legend status. When Heath was first announced in the role, the fan boy community of comic book readers were up in arms. How could he come close to Jack Nicholson's Joker. The Fact? In the end, he set the standard for all future Jokers.
The Dark Knight did not alter it's release date or it's promotional plan and it succeeded setting box office records for opening day and opening weekend. It is currently 2nd place behind Titanic and is going to be re-released in theatres in just a few weeks.
The movie was long and dark and on point in all aspects. Christian Bale was overshadowed and he did not care. People were paying more attention to the Joker than Batman's sometimes annoying speech.
The Joker is the all time classic villan and Heath took him to new heights. Unfortunately, Heath may have played him too well and had trouble sleeping which led to his untimely death in his 20's. It is a known fact in Hollywood right now, if Heath does not get the Oscar for his portrayal, the Acadamy will have very much got it wrong.-Dr.FB