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The 2014 Academy Awards

posted Mar 2, 2014, 10:53 PM by Tiffany T Folsom   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 3:55 PM ]
I have to start off by saying that I think tonights Academy Awards were the best ever!  Elle did an absolutely outstanding job hosting tonight.  She kept everyone laughing through her jokes and outfit changes.  I also loved that she spent a lot of the show in the audience with all the stars - talking to them and tweeting photos with them.  Best moment was this right here....

And lets not forget she actually ordered pizza during the awards.  Ellen you are everything!

The Suits and Gowns

I can honestly say I didn't dislike what anyone wore this season, which has got to be a first time ever for me.  Most gossip and fashion sites will dissect every little detail about what each actress wore and what they should have done differently.  All they want to do is talk about what the trends are and in all honesty who cares1? (Shout out to E for only interviewing the stars for 20 minutes and then switching over to G and Kelly to talk about the fashion.  Fashion talk should be saved for the day after the awards.  I switched the channel because I was so pissed off I couldn't hear Jennifer Lawrence talk about her armpit fat.)  Since I love evening wear, I live for the awards season.  I look for how the garment fits, the couture work and the craftsmanship.  I had a hard time choosing which gown was my favorite, so in no particular order here are the pieces that stood out to me.  By the way, I am loving the men on the red carpet!  They are finally having fun with fashion and not just wearing the simple black tux.  They are being daring with color, jewelry and accessories.  Please don't stop.

Portia de Rossi in Naeem Khan

Kristen Bell in Roberto Cavalli

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior

Kristin Chenoweth in Roberto Cavalli

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada

Hello Cinderella

Jessica Biel in Chanel Couture

Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen

Idina Menzel in Reem Acra

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

Lady Gaga in Versace

Kevin Spacey in Burberry

Jared Leto rocking Saint Laurent

Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana

Ryan Seacrest in Burberry

Michael B Jordan in Givenchy

How amazing?! I love that metallics, pastels and embellishment were swarming the red carpet this year.

For the first time ever, I saw every film that was nominated before the awards!  I don't know how the hell anyone can choose what performance out did the other and what film was the best.  Such a great year in movies.

My personal favorites that I would watch over and over again were:
Blue Jasmine
August: Osage County
The Wolf of Wall Street

12 Years A Slave, Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, American Hustle and Captain Phillips were all extraordinary, but I don't think I could sit through them again.  12 Years A Slave was especially hard to make it through and I am so proud that it won Best Picture.

What an amazing night.