Sunday, February 24, 2008

An afternoon with the Oscars

The Academy Awards starts at 5 pm in California. I can't say that I was that much involved this year either (but had seen Juno!) - I just don't have not enough time to hit the movies. But it's always fun to watch the award show, especially when you're in a timezone where you can actually watch it live. I turned on the E! channel to watch the pre-Oscar show to see everyone arrive on the red carpet.

The greatest moment of the early evening was when Marion Cotillard won the Oscar for best actress. She was so genuinely happy and overwhelmed that you couldn't be touched. And it felt like this year's Oscar was much more an "international" event than ever before (and I might be totally wrong, I'm not that big of an Oscar viewer). It was really fun to hear all the different accents.

Here is Marion Cotillard's speech to the "Thank you" camera on ABC's website (ABC was the TV channel who broadcasts the Academy Awards here in the US).

(and apparently a Swede actually won a Oscar tonight... I'm so embarrassed to say I completely missed that.. *blushing*... must have been away from the TV... here is Per Hallberg's "Thank you" speech on the ABC website).

4 comments:

Petra H said...

Jag håller med, Marion var så glad och spontan - till skillnad från Coen-bröderna som fick för många Oscars tycker jag. Inte för att jag sett filmen men för att de verkade knappt bry sig på slutet!
Jag har inte sett en enda av de nominerade filmerna men gjorde en lista och ska försöka beta av dem på dvd under våren...

Saltistjejen said...

Jag såg inte galan alls för vi var på Hockey. Hehe, så långt från glamour man kan komma med svettiga hockespelare och salgsmål....

Hade heller ingen aning om att det var en svensk med på Oscarsgalan!!! Får kolla in din link och få lite mer info kanske? :-)

Britgirl said...

My girls had it on and i was amused by the sappy music that they would play in between each of the nominations. I was kinda half interested and half not if you know what I mean. (Ah~you must have really missed my inteligent and well thoughtout comments!) Lol!

JaCal said...

Petra H - ja, visst var hon! Jo, bröderna var ju verkligen heltråkiga. Ska försöka se i kapp jag också.

Saltistjejen - va!? Hockey istället för glamour! ;-) Nej, jag hade missat svensken... såg ju till och med när han vann...

Britgirl - I have!! So get online again and start commenting! And write your blog! The "peak" of the show was in the middle of bedtime battle here - so I had to pause a lot...