What's with people? Everywhere I go I hear people complaining about her Oscars hosting duties. I thought she rocked. I did miss Billy Crystal - I want to BE Billy Crystal - but I loved the Jews, blacks and gays joke and getting Speilberg to take her picture - twice. Her low-key approach was a good foil for all the usual hysteria that accompanies this event. Hated the choir in the audience but I bet that wasn't her idea.
Too bad about the Mexico/Cruz thing. And I'm not sure why she took off after Judi Dench. Small problems in an evening that was a terrific one for dyke watchers. Nice to see Melissa Etheridge looking healthy, even if her winning song sounds like every other song she's written. She's the first woman who's ever thanked her wife at the Oscars.
By the way I won our office Oscar pool - OK it was a three-way tie - and here at NOW that's a big deal. There's no money but there's major bragging rights and I intend to take advantage of them. The secret? How could anyone miss the AIDS film for best documentary short? It's 2007, people, Holocaust movies have lost their grip on this category, and besides, there weren't any this year. Closest thing to a Holocaust movie: West Bank Story, named best Live Action Short. I got that one, too. Generally speaking, never vote with your heart.
Best Dress - Reese Witherspoon's blue/purple number. Runner-up - Nicole Kidman. Oh, you think she looked like a gift wrapped with a bow. Great, give her to me. And why would Jennifer Lopez where an anti-booty dress? So we'll pretend she has none? Kinda hard to do, isn't it?
Cutest Guy - Gael Garcia Bernal
And a Sandwich Should Go To: Sherry Lansing, Jodie Foster and all those other way-too-thin women