Sunday, February 25, 2007

Finale of Oscars

Will Smith presented a film talking about American films.

Kate Winslet wore an off-the-shoulder simple soft green dress with no necklace and small earrings. She announced the award for Best Film Editing. Winner: a grandmotherly looking Thelma Schoonmaker from “The Departed.”

Jodi Foster looked marvelous in a simple blue dress and a choppy short do. She said that she lost her best friend, Randy Stone, and then presented a film on those who have left the world behind this year, including: Bruno Kirby, Red Buttons, Jane Wyatt, Darren McGavin, Joe Barbera, June Allyson, Maureen Stapleton, James Doohan, Peter Boyle, Jack Palance and Robert Altman.

The award for leading lady went to Helen Mirren. She called it “the biggest and best gold star she has ever received in her life.”

Ellen started vacuuming…joking about the length of the broadcast.

Reese Witherspoon went all black this time. She looks better in sunny yellow. The grey smudged eyeliner under her eyes didn’t quite work. Wow—surprise---Best Actor goes to Forest Whitaker! He gave a very moving and heartfelt speech.

Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, coined “The Three Amigos” by the “narrator” awarded the Best Director to the dark-eyebrowed Martin Scorcese for “The Departed.” He won cat calls and whistles. Scorcese, who finally won after all these years, skeptically asked if they could double check the envelope in jest.

The fabulously ever-young and funkily fashionable Diane Keaton and the bald-headed ever-joking Jack Nicholson announced the Best Picture. “The Departed”—which Scorcese said is the first movie he has ever done with a plot! Graham King accepted the award.

Ellen gave a quick goodbye and that was the 79th Annual Oscars!

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