Monday, February 15, 2010
Ladies Who Luncheon (2009)
AMPAS' experiment of live streaming the Oscar nominees luncheon proved to be an equation that sums up what the Academy Awards are all about: industry people giving each other handjobs while we are the voyeurs who wish to be among them someday.
Few events recall porn without the nudity and orgasms like Oscar does and as someone who should know better I fell for the whole thing once again and saw in disapproval as Sandra Bullock owned the room and Meryl Streep played the always a bridesmaid part yet again.
However I couldn't help but feel thrilled when I saw my two favorite nominees of the year: Carey Mulligan and Kathryn Bigelow.
If Oscar's going home with two ladies, this year it should definitely be them.
First up Carey dazzled in a new hair color which she immediately realized matched Oscar. I think she's too shy and introverted to be so manipulative but many style oriented voters out there probably loved the idea of the statuette matching the recipient and pushed Carey up in their ballots (obviously considering that they aren't voting for her masterful performance).
When asked about what it was to hang out with Meryl, Helen and Sandra she said "they could be a nightmare if they wanted to, because they're so good" but again told us just how nice the older gals were.
As a piece of advice to all the nominees she simply asked them to watch their drinks considering she was "hammered" for an awards show a few months ago and wasn't expecting to win.
The cutest thing of it all was when she said "Gabby and I exchanged numbers and have been texting each other about clothes" ah, they are after all so damn young!
Bullock is the closest to their age range and she's twenty years older than Gabourey!
Next up was the amazing Kathryn Bigelow. Before she came in I kept wondering what she would wear and crossed my fingers for it to be a dress.
Why is it that when female directors get nominated they always go for simple monochromatic dresses or eek pantsuits? That I'm offended by her gender always being brought up does not mean she has to completely disown it either! The most fun at these things is seeing what the nominees wear.
Bigelow has been the exception and has opted for mini dresses with little flairs like the gorgeous shoulders in this Balenciaga looking design.
Hmm I wonder how would she look in something by L'Wren Scott?