08 March 2010

AND THE BEST SPEECH GOES TO...?

 

Water cooler hot topic of the day is of course the Oscars: the winners, the outfits, the Brits representing - and of course, the speeches.


Of course, ceremony hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are a tough act for anyone to follow... but this years ranged from the sublime (Mark Boal, original screenplay, The Hurt Locker, ‘This has been such a dream, beyond a dream. ...’) to the funny (Pete Docter, best animated feature, Up, ‘Never did I dream that making a flip book out of my third-grade math book would lead to this.’) and the gushy (Ryan Bingham, best original song, Crazy Heart, ‘I love you more than rainbows, baby’ he says to his wife). 


But it’s the winning women’s speeches we’re really interested in. With six awards for Hurt Locker (to Avatars four), Kathryn Bigelow had a lot of airtime, even with the speeches capped at 45 seconds. She respectfully dedicated her Oscar to the women and men in the military (kudos to her). But, we have to admit, we were more distracted by her mega toned arms! Forget Michelle Obama, Kathryn’s our new triceps heroine.


Monique’s speech focused on her dress – fittingly, as there’s been such hype about her award season wardrobe.

 

Whilst Sandra Bullock’s had our favourite opener, ‘Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down?’

On the flip side, we were less impressed by Sandra Powell who won best costume for The Young Victoria and said, ‘I’ve already got two of these at home so I'm feeling greedy.’ Was that underhand boast really necessary?


So that’s out opinion, now we want to hear yours? Who did a Winslet and had you cringing and who deserved a second (or in Kathryn’s case seventh) Oscar for best acceptance?


By Amy Molloy

 


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