Oscar night, 80th annual Academy Awards. Was everyone working? Was it the strike that made people commit to other plans? There were several new faces on the red carpet tonight but there were seemingly many faces missing altogether. There's always been an amazing showing of Hollywood on AA night and tonight was definitely the exception. Much glamour and glitz but it was lacking something...substance? Style? Sophistication? There just didn't seem to be a "WOW" factor tonight. Just me?
Celebrities flock to this event regardless whether they're up for an award or not so I don't think it was lack of participation; perhaps I'm wrong. Regardless, there weren't enough movies out this past year for me to run to. I did see Michael Clayton, and enjoyed it, amongst a few others, but overall nothing to get me into the theater seats. Apparently nothing came out to get MANY celebrities into the Kodak Theater's seats.
In no particular order...
Susan Sarandon, Jodie Foster, Salma Hayak, Ed Harris, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, Shirly Mclaine, Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Robert Deniro, Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Connely, Leo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Madonna, Robert Duvall, Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Richard Gere, Anjelica Houston, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Steven Speilberg, Kevin Cline, Martin Scorcese, Brandon Frasier, Sissy Spacek, Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, Annette Benning, Matt Damon, Emma Thompson, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Clive Owen, Mel Gibson, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Timothy Hutton, and Kevin Bacon...just to name a few.
Really hoping, now that the strike is behind us, we have a great creative flow about to wash over the nation and dazzle us with some amazing screen writing and entertaining movies to follow.