The 10 Best Moments For Women at the Oscars
5:30 pm, February 25th | by Meredith Lepore
Charlize Theron can dance?! Anne Hathaway changed dresses at the last minute?! Quvenzhane Wallis didn’t fall alseep during the four hour ceremony (I sure did)?! It was a big night for women at the Oscars, so let’s go over some of the most important moments.
1) Though many women were mixed on Seth MacFarlane as a host (I don’t really know if I loved or hated “We Saw Your Boobs“) and some of the jokes went a little far (did you see Halle Berry’s face during the Chris Brown/Rihanna date night comment?), early Nielsen estimates indicate ratings will be up over last year’s 39.3 million viewers.
From USA Today: “Viewership among the prized young-adult audience in prime time climbed 19% in major markets, though that measurement is imprecise because the show aired live across time zones. Numbers due out later today will adjust for those differences.”
2) Jennifer Hudson reminded us why she has an Oscar (for singing, basically). As great as it was to see Catherine Zeta-Jones lounge agelessly on a piano, Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling you” was a showstopper.
3) And speaking of fabulous singers, we can’t get through an awards show without Adele. Now, I don’t think her song was that great, but heck, if Adele shows up you give her an award. Those are the rules
4) Sally Field is a really good sport. She made out with Seth MacFarlane and admitted what we have all been thinking since December, which is that Anne Hathaway was clearly going to win the Oscar.
5) Anne Hathaway was a little less annoying than usual. Her speech did seem rehearsed but what was good was that Anne also got up there and sang with the Les Mis cast and reminded us how good she is. Her dress was a little weird but I do love that she had some sort of diva fit and switched dresses at the last minute.
6) Kristen Stewart reminded us that she is a ridiculous person. Some people were saluting her for walking down the carpet with a bum foot and weird arm bruises and a cold, but this is maybe one I would have decided to sit out. (Or tell friggin’ Daniel Radcliffe to walk me to the podium!)
7) Jennifer Lawrence’s fall. Oh JLaw. It was so perfect. Plus, she kept going. As Ben Affleck said, “It doesn’t matter if you get knocked down in life. All that matters is that you gotta get up.”
8) All the male winners thanking their wives, especially Ben Affleck. His speech was so emotional and wonderful in general (I loved the reference to his Good Will Hunting win, and when he thanked Canada) but this part was so sweet: “I wanna thank you for working on our marriage for, ah, 10 Christmases… it’s good, it is work, it’s the best kind of work, there’s no one I’d rather work with.”
9) The night closed with an unexpected awards-presenter: Michelle Obama, direct from the White House. This was cool but also kind of random. Also, who were those people in the background smiling awkwardly in the fancy costumes?
10) Quvenzhané Wallis never looked bored throughout the entire seven hour ceremony; pretty amazing, considering everyone else did!