Yesterday was a long long day with a small victory at the end of it but my brains were too fried to inspire anything by way of a blog post. So I decided to take the day off. But this morning, when I woke up, I belatedly realised that my Twitter feed yesterday was filled with talk of the Oscars, or as it is formally known, the Academy Awards.
Oh yeah… it was on yesterday. Expect therefore the flurry of news about who wore what gown, who wore what makeup on the red carpet and who wore… to be honest, I don’t care 😛 Yet I know many people do, whether it is just to see many celebs in one place, or to see who won what for movie and cinematic buffs.
Credit to Ellen Degeneres
I couldn’t resist this epic picture put up by Ellen Degeneres on Twitter. An A-list who’s who of selfies and the tweet that has broken all Twitter records of ReTweets … yet I could pick out just erm… Ellen, Brad Pitt… erm… damn this celebrity blindness 😛
But I was wondering – do you watch Awards ceremony shows? It could be the Oscars or the Golden Globes, or the Grammys or any number of other Awards ceremonies out there… but do you watch them? 😀
I used to, back in the day when I’d try my best to stay home from school to catch the live feed early in the morning of the Oscars. No satellite tv back then! Oh yeah those were the days LOL! I used to be quite a movie buff and would try to catch most of the Oscar nominated Best Picture movies before the Awards so I’d have an idea of who I thought should win.
And I would watch it for the host – Billy Crystal. Before your time? I thought so 😛 But he was hilarious and livened up the pretty staid ceremony some. I think I stopped the year after he stopped hosting it. It just wasn’t quite the same without Billy Crystal and his opening montage of songs and subtle digs at the actors and the movies.
I used to watch music awards ceremonies too. I’m not sure why, because I’m not exactly a fan but I’d watch it, perhaps more for the live performances than anything else. Oh and that was during the NKOTB heyday too 😀
But the one thing I never watched Awards shows for, was the red carpet. It sounds sacrilegious to admit this (especially when so many other beauty blogs out there will be showcasing who wore what on their bodies or face) but I never cared and still don’t care about who wore what. I never bothered about the gowns unless they were exceptionally ugly or lovely, and most of the time, you don’t see enough close ups of faces to see what makeup the stars were wearing. Or maybe I just didn’t care. I actually still don’t, which is why I never bother showing breakdowns of looks 😛
But seeing this picture coming out of yesterday’s red carpet made me grin.
Credit to MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS/REUTERS
The inestimable Benedict Cumberbatch epically photobombing U2. You have to love the eccentricities of Englishmen 😀
Now this, this makes Award ceremonies fun 😀
Do you watch Awards ceremonies? Do you enjoy them for the ceremony, clothes, makeup or just seeing so many celebs in one place?
I have stopped watching for many years. These times, I just pick out highlights from the news online about who won what, or what funny thing happened during the Awards. I stopped watching when I realised I hadn’t watched any of the Best Picture nominees nor did I recognise any of the music/bands on stage. How about you? 🙂