Red Carpet 2009 Thread
The Red Carpet is open at the Oscars. I think Miley Cyrus was the first to arrive. The male announcer at E! loved her dress, I didn't, it was too costume-y. His female counterpart called it "bold" but didn't sound crazy about it.The ABC folks didn't like it either.
The LA Times is live-blogging. At past awards shows, they've gotten the best pix up the fastest, we'll see if that continues.
I don't think the actual show will be that exciting -- too many of the nominees, like Slumdog Millionaire, seem certain. And Hugh Jackman as host? [Update: He was great.] For me, the Red Carpet is the main event. I'll be updating with thoughts and photos, hope you will join in. [Updates Below]
Update 5:10pm: ABC is getting lively. Mickey Rourke is wearing a white suit, he looks good --- for him. He's wearing a necklace with his dog's photo -- the dog died 6 days ago and they were together for 18 years. He lights a cigarette after he gets out of the limo. Ben Kingsley's wife is pretty in red.
Sara Jessica Parker looks like the fairy godmother in Cinderella but I like her anyway and the top half of the dress is cool. It's by Dior Haute Couture. She seems very happy.
Update 5:45pm: Angelina Jolie: terrific. Beautiful dress and earrings. Philip Seymour Hoffman is wearing a stretchy cap on his head. Maybe his hotel didn't have a shower?
At first I thought Penelope Cruz should have stuck to black, but after a few different looks at her dress, I've changed my mind. I like the dress. She was great in Vicky Christina Barcelona, if you haven't seen it. Beyonce's dress is awful but her face looks great. Kate Winslett's dress doesn't move me and her hair is too old-fashioned. Meryl Streep's dress is a little drab.
Ok, pictures have been added, here's our new live-thread for the awards.
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