I love the Oscars. I watch them every year, putting the date of the show on my calendar just the way I would one of my kids sporting events or my speaking engagements. Last night I watched alone but it was really fun. I sat with my computer and worked on my book in between acceptance speeches, munching on my next to last box of Peeps as my special Oscar night treat.
I started watching at 4 pm to catch all the red carpet excitement and didn’t turn the TV off until the last award had been given. I thought Hugh Jackman did a great job hosting and I loved the song and dance numbers. Maybe not everyone is into musicals like I am, but I dug the music numbers and thought there was a wonderful old fashioned quality to the show.
I thought it was an interesting touch to have former award winners present in the best actor, actress, and supporting actor and actress categories. And it was very emotional when Heath Ledgar won for his Joker performance and his family accepted the award on his behalf.
Did your favorite film win? Who did you want to win? And who did you think looked amazing on the red carpet? Share with me your post Oscar thoughts in the comment section below and you’ll have a chance to win a red glazed mug filled with JP reader goodies, a Starbucks drink card and a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card. The contest runs through Tuesday night midnight PST and I’ll announce the winner Wednesday morning. By the way, I’ve still only heard from two of my four winners today so everyone, check the bottom of the comments from my last blog and see if your name is there!