Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Oscar Weekend!

Well, it's that time of year again. The Academy Awards. Are you excited? I hope so!

I'm itching to see the gorgeous (and hideous) gowns glide down the red carpet. I'm anxious to see my favorite movie star and my future husband host the event together. I'm hoping a certain Harvard-educated beauty wins for Best Actress.

If you've been busy and haven't been able to catch up on what the Oscars are all about this year, here are a few things I recommend. A sort of Oscar 2011 mini sampler, I guess you could say.

Enjoy!

First, familiarize yourself with how the Oscar nominations and voting process works. It's actually a lot more interesting than you think!


Let Tchaikovsky give you goosebumps...or swanbumps.




Rent the nominated documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop. It is the most interesting documentary I have seen in a LONG time. Plus, if it wins the Oscar, Banksy may pick up the award in an outlandish costume...or not even show up at all.







Steal Anne Hathaway's style.

Anne Hathaway



Get to know her co-host and Best Actor nominee, James Franco.




Celebrate with delicious food! The official Oscar website offers fun recipes, such as Deviled Eggs with Caviar and Chili Orange Kettle Corn. Or, make a toast to the winners with a Moet Starlet.




And finally, don't forget to have a glamorous weekend!

Glitter Graphics

43 comments:

OceanDreams said...

i hope you have a glamorous weekend too girl! i just love anne hathaway's style - it should be fun watching her as a host!

Tabatha said...

The only thing I really loathe about the Oscars is that they start so late at night that even I, who seldom goes to bed before 3 o'clock in the morning, can't watch the whole show.
But I'm curious who'll win & what everybody is wearing, though :-D I wonder if Mickey Rourke'll be there, since I've such a huge crush on that guy & I totally don't care if everyone else says how ugly he is or whatever - IMO he's H.O.T.!

JUST ME said...

I'm usually bored to anger by the Oscars...and this year, since we don't have a TV, I'll pretty much be waiting to hear about any giant mistakes and then rushing online to see someone do something dumb...over and over.

Give Franco a virtual kiss for me!

LEONID GUREVICH said...

I just HOPE that Black Swan wins and not that super annoying Social network.

Portman is a masterpiece. So is Black Swan

Leon

Wherever the Sunset is said...

I'm willing to see the red carpet too!!!
Kisses!!
www.whereverthesunsetis.blogspot.com

Sisters and Sisters said...

Love this!

thanks for following, we followed back!

XoXo

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling!
I am so excited for the Oscars, especially the red carpet!

Hope you are having a glamorous weekend too!

xoxox,
CC

Jasmin said...

Ooooh I'm super excited for the Oscars, can't wait to stay up all night watching them. I'm thinking mojitos and kettle chips may be my poor-mans snack alternative though! Fingers crossed for Black Swan! x

Miss Bias said...

Oooh I love the Oscars. I love the red carpet but I love the movies more.

Miss Bias
www.missbias.blogspot.com

Mouthwash said...

yay!! I am excited to see the Oscars! I have missed the last couple years, but by golly I'm watching it this year. Finally saw Black Swan - in PARIS! hehe

Amber
Ambersmouthwash

ps come stop by my blog! I just returned from Paris!

Sarah said...

I can't wait to see the looks from the red carpet, and to see how Anne and James get on hosting. Very exciting!
x

David L Macaulay said...

I definitely aim to check it out. Glad you liked the post. So which newspaper did you used to work for?

YUI said...

great post! <3

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Dahl said...

I can't wait for the Oscars! I totally love seeing what everyone wears, and how all the magazines and websites react. Haha I just know Natalie will win a little golden statue! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

Josie said...

I can't wait to see the dresses!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I usually miss the award shows b/c of my jerky husband and his desire to watch horrible nature documentaries instead of award shows -- but he gave me a thumbs up for the oscars!

hell yes! <3

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Vivek Nanda said...

So, who you reckon to win the oscars this time??

Elisse said...

Thanks for the link to about the Oscar nominations process! I'm looking forward to see who wins the big awards tomorrow!

QueenDesi said...

I'm so excited!!
Natalie Portman for Best Actrees
Colin Firth for Best Actor
The Social Network for Best Picture
i know that they will rock this prestigious event :)

enjoy your weekend..

THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

in love&Light
Queen D

Vanilla said...

I love anne hathaway! have a great weekend :)

Love, vanilla

Leia said...

I - am - so - excited!!! I hope you're having an Oscars party with Kerrie filled with cupcakes and champagne. If so, can I crash? :P

Leia

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I so wish I could watch teh Oscars live for once, but it's going to be about 4am on Monday here so no chance, for I have to go to work, le sigh

Sherin said...

I'm in definite Oscar mode now. Oooo, I love James Franco so much! I suppose you can have him, but I'm calling dibs on his hot little brother!!

Michaela said...

It is exciting,loved this post!
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Missy said...

love Swan lake!

Missy
Blending Style, Celebs and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Imogen said...

I am so excited to see the Oscars and there has never been a red carpet event that I have wanted to see so much as this year's event. My mum and I were thinking of going to watch the live screening of it at the cinema but since it is at 11am monday our time and I have university then I shouldn't go. It would have been so much fun though.

indianmakeupways said...

waiting to see the oscars coz i too am looking fwd to seeing the dresses. u too have a great weekend! :)

Style, She Wrote said...

So excited for the awards as well! I don't usually watched the actual awards show, but I love seeing what designers celebs are wearing on the red carpet. xo style, she wrote

MG said...

I ruined the Oscars for myself when I worked at the Governors Ball last year. Most stars are, you guessed it, assholes. Not cool. It was fun, my shoes hurt so bad I wanted to cry, and I was starving. Overall, good experience.

Ruth said...

I really want to watch the oscars but it'll be on so late in the UK :(
I'm counting on you to fill me in with all the details! XX

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love that Anne Hathaway collage. And James Franco...swoon! Hi, I adore you... :)

FashionJazz said...

Cant wait to see all the looks!! Happy Sunday xx

Vintage Vixen said...

It's past my bedtime but I'm keeping everything crossed our Colin wins Best Actor. I haven't seen the film but he does do a great speech. xxx

Any Brasil said...

I loved all the pictures, mainly for the drinks, everything.
trendluxo.blogspot.com

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice pics;-)

Kate said...

this has made me really want to see the banksy documentary! i really hope kings speech wins best film!
www.styleisalwaysfashionable. blogspot.com

Oh to Be a Muse said...

this was a very informative oscars post--and very different too. i've heard great things about Exit Through the Gift Shop. maybe it will win tonight!

Raji said...

Fantastic post
Aren't the Oscars so exciting!!
Hope you've had a glamorous weekend

Ninjagaiden78 said...

I hope Natalie Portman wins for best actress as well.
Won't it be cool for Banksy to win Best Documentary film and accept it wearing a mask?

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Fashion Cappuccino said...

Such an awesome list! I love the recipes and the star drink...so cool and fun! Did you enjoy the oscars? Natalie Portman won!! And my favorite Colin Firth, I was so happy when they called his name. lol..that James Franco video is hilarious! xoxoxo

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Jennifer, this is such a fabulous and creative post. I LOVE all the glamour you have indulged us in... Anne Hathaway's style, deviled eggs... oh and James Franco is HOT HOT HOT.


Rachel

lauren lanza osias said...

love all things oscar. i love the dresses, the long boring ceremony, the awkward flub ups... i love it all. the oscars are sort of a big deal for me. :)

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com
it's the freaking oscars...

a woman's right to shoes said...

Hope you had a good time watching the Oscars. I had fun reading about them. Hope you had a good weekend also =)