Monday, February 25, 2008

Oh Yes...The Oscars

The day after the night of the Academy Awards is often a bit of a blur to me. So many awards handed out over several hours with montages and performances wedged in between...Anyway, let's see what I can recall:

First off, I remember seeing the cute and adorable Anne Hathaway coming onstage to present an award for Best Animated Feature with some comic actor by her side. As I recall, the award went to some film about a cooking rat. That is, rather, a rat that cooks. Sorry, I didn't mean to traumatize anyone with that awkward description...


Soon thereafter, we were treated to the first of the Best Song nominees from Disney's "Enchanted", as performed by the star of that film, the cute and adorable Amy Adams, with her big blue eyes and red hair. I think Amy Adams has now supplanted my previous favourite cute and adorable actress, Meg Ryan. Hey, I was loyal to Meg for the last 20 years or so, since seeing her in "When Harry Met Sally". I think it's time to trade up. (Sorry Meg.) Actually, I think Amy Adams should have been nominated herself for her role of "Giselle", the cartoon fairy tale princess who ends up in live-action form in contemporary New York. She played the part to the hilt, giving a note perfect interpretation of what a Disney princess should be. Anyway, here's cute and adorable Amy singing "The Happy Working Song":



Sometime later, the second of the nominated songs from "Enchanted" was performed, this time by Broadway star, the cute and adorable Kristin Chenoweth. If anyone was going to sing "That's How You Know" instead of Amy Adams, I couldn't ask for a better substitute than Kristin, who, as you can tell, is just as cute and adorable as a southern baked cherry pie! I saw Kristen on Jimmy Kimmel's show not long ago. Not only is she cute and adorable, but she's TINY too. She looked like a little girl with her legs dangling over the seat without touching the floor. Anyway, here she is performing a real showstopper from last night's show:



Later on in the telecast, they handed out the award for Best Actress. In what proved to be a real surprise, the award went to French actress, the cute and adorable Marion Cotillard. The role she won for was that of legendary chanteuse, Edith Piaf, in the film, "La Vie en Rose". This was one of my favourite films last year and I was so happy for Marion, who seemed to be as shocked by her win as anyone when she delivered an emotional acceptance speech in her cute and adorable French accented, broken English. Prior to seeing her on the Academy Awards last night, I had not actually seen what Marion Cotillard really looked like, as she is practically unrecognizable as the poor wretched "Little Sparrow", Edith Piaf, who, despite her massive talent, was frankly not exactly that cute and adorable herself. (No wonder the film's makeup artist also won an Oscar last night.) Anyway, here is Marion Cotillard's acceptance speech. And yes, she's not merely cute and adorable - she's GORGEOUS!!



And that's all I seem to recall of last night's Academy Awards.....

Addendum: It appears that all three of those videos have now been pulled. I wonder if it was AMPAS or Disney's decision?

4 comments:

Michael Sporn said...

You've remembered everything worth remembering. I do have to say that I was in awe of Amy Adams' performance. She stood on a bare set - no other dancers or props - in a tight-legged dress; she couldn't move a lot. And she sang the song in character. She was wonderful in a very difficult situation in front of a trillion people. I gained respect for her.

Floyd Norman said...

I fell in love with Amy Adams when she first appeared in Speilberg's "Catch Me if You Can." She is indeed adorable. A Disney princess in every way.

lex76 said...

We all get to see Pete's soft side...

FrenchDisneyFan said...

I do hope DISNEY does not "let go" Miss Adams and "exploit" her talents in another endeavor...

This person is so enticing that EVEN her cleavage is enticing! LOL!

She should have been NOMINATED for her Enchanted performance!