Regardless of who is hosting and who is nominated, the Academy Awards always has something entertaining and glamorous to enjoy. I thought this years Oscars had some high points. Below is a list of my favorite moments.
The Captain Kirk introduction and back-and-forth banter about the future was neat, but went a little long. My favorite part of the opening number was the dance routine with Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum. It brought back the Hollywood glamour of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Did any of you know that Charlize Theron could dance?
The stage design was magnificent. The screens, the lighting, the movement…just beautiful.
I saw Paperman for the first time a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. I am very glad they won Best Animated Short Film. It showcases a breakthrough in animation that merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques. I also love the music…I am a big fan of scores that are composed for films.
One of the high points for me was the James Bond tribute. Dame Shirley Bassey is still and always will be the epitome of class and talent. She performed “Goldfinger,” the ultimate James Bond theme song that made her the ultimate Bond girl. Thanks to my mother, I have been listening to Shirley Bassey’s greatest hits since I was in middle school. I think I will dedicate a post to her in a few weeks.
I also enjoyed Barbara Streisand’s performance. She has such a rich and classic voice.