Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscars part 1: dresses, gossip, and more!

The first woman director has finally won an Oscar.  Congratulations, Kathryn Bigelow.  In my opinion, richly deserved.  Lisa Schwarzbaum says it's because she made a great movie, not because it's a great year for women.  Feminist Review weighs in here.   Jezebel has a moving piece about the accomplishment.

TLo has the dresses, part 1.  People's got the best dressed list.  EW has best and worst.  The Fug Girls are doing their thing.  More to come!

Now for the gossip: Everyone's pissed at Seacrest and Rancic for not doing their job and asking about the dresses.  People's got some pretty tame backstage notes.  EW does slightly better.  They also have some highlights of the show.  Roger Ebert offers up his thoughts on the ceremony, including what he calls the "surprisingly unfunny" hosts.  Also, Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur were mysteriously excluded from the In Memorium tribute (maybe because they mostly did television?).  And was that awkward moment during the best documentary award friendly, or not?  Not, says Salon.  Lastly, see the Mo'Nique-mentioned Hattie McDaniel Oscar win here.

Winners list here. [Image via TLo, hat tip to @EbertChicago for links]

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