In the Awards family, the Oscars are the stuffy aunt whose opinion the family respects and around whom the family is on their best behavior. Everyone wears their best (or so they think) and they are polite and smile and thank everyone under the sun and lose with grace.
Last night was not really any different. Ellen DeGeneres hosted for her first time, and did a swell job. I especially liked her red velvet suit and her “Oscar Carrier” (pictured below).
…and the Oscar goes to…
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine
Best Actress: Helen Mirren for The Queen
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls
Big “movie” winners: Martin Scorsese, Best Director, for The Departed and Al Gore for An Inconvenient Truth
…and some other awards (given by yours truly)…
Highlight of The Night: Jennifer Hudson. Al Gore. Jennifer Hudson. Al Gore.
Brightest “Star”: Jack Nicholson’s head. What’s up with that??
Cutest Couple: Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels
Tune in later for 2007 Academy Award fashion winners and horrible horrible losers.
Oscar Winners Trivia:
The late Jessica Tandy is the oldest woman to win Best Actress – she won for Driving Miss Daisy, at the age of 81.
The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar was Henry Fonda, who at the age of 76 won the Oscar for On Golden Pond.
The actress with the most Best Actress Oscars is Katharine Hepburn, who won a total of four Oscars, in 1932, 1967, 1968, and 1981.
During his lifetime Walt Disney was awarded the most Oscars of anyone ever nominated, with 26 Academy Award wins; he had a total of 64 nominations.