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The Oscars—A Recap

My party voted for Lincoln.

My party voted for Lincoln.

If you read my Oscar thoughts and predictions, or take a look at the photo above, you’ll see I was clearly hoping Lincoln would take home the Best Picture trophy. Argo, however, was a fantastic flick. It was a great year for movies, and there were a lot of well-deserved golden statues handed out tonight.

Here’s my quick recap because I’m tired, and have to get up early.



Overall, great show.

Seth McFarland, awesome. Very talented. I look forward to him coming back.

Loved the theme of music in the movies. Great performances.

Loved that the set dressing changed to reflect the award being given.

Loved seeing Charlize dance with Channing! Let’s see her in a movie dancing! (Loved all the dancing.)

Daniel Day-Lewis. Period.

Beautiful ending to Anne Hathaway’s speech, “Here’s hoping someday in the not-too-distant future the misfortunes of Fantine will be only found in fiction and not in real life.”



The camera people who couldn’t do a cutaway shot to save their lives. How did the actors react to the jokes? No idea.

The Bond tribute, if that’s what you want to call it.

The presentation of Best Picture and Best Original Song. Hated the way they lumped them all together, and not throughout the evening. And stinks that we didn’t get to see all the songs performed.

The only award I really felt was lacking was Best Actress, which will probably come as a shock to many. I though Emmanuelle Riva should’ve won. I thought Jennifer Lawrence was very good in the role, but realistically, she probably would’ve had her last in her list of nominees. I kinda felt it was more about the hype surrounding her right now.



For this party, I paid tribute to Lincoln the best way I knew how. The American way. The culinary way. With food.

Bacon, Onion and Cheddar Corn Muffins (primary exports of Lincoln’s state of Illinois)

Bite Sized Apple Pies (classic American)

Black and White Cookies (notice the clear separation of colors)

Orville Reddenbacher’s Natural Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Popcorn (again, with the black and white)

Accompanied by Potterybarn movie themed plates.


Great night! Thanks to Raechel, Kat, Michelle, Emily and Brent who shared in the fun with me!