Oscar Sunday is pretty much a holiday here in LA. And as a holiday, you want to spend it with those you love at some sort of gathering.
Probably for the past 10 years, I’ve always spent it at a party at my friend Marie‘s house. And her parties are always awesome!
First of all, it’s a costume party. You are supposed to come dressed as a character from a movie in the past year.
I’ve had some great costumes in the past.
I’ve been Edna from “The Incredibles”. No capes!!
I’ve been a drunk bridesmaid from “Wedding Crashers”.
I’ve also had some not-so-great costumes. One year, I just wore jeans and a top, and on one pockets I had a bunch of pictures of international destinations and on the other pocket I had a bunch of different sorority letters (I was the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”).
This year, I didn’t have a fabulous costume, but it wasn’t horrible either.
I was a citizen of The Capitol from “The Hunger Games”. And yes, that is my wig from The Color Run.
Marie (and her husband Chris) really do a great job throwing this party. They have a red carpet.
And two different screening areas. One is in the living room around the tv and in that room, it is considered the chatty room. The other is in the garage where they project the show on a wall. In the garage, that’s where the serious watchers watch (and that includes me).
Overall, I think the show was pretty good. I didn’t love Seth MacFarlane as a host, but I was expecting it to be much worse. The opening was way too long (if that was cut down it might have ended almost on time).
I didn’t do too great with guessing the winners. I got 16 right, but I guessed a few of the major categories incorrectly (I picked Tommy Lee Jones for supporting actor and Steven Spielberg as director). I thought all the speeches were pretty amazing, especially Ben Affleck. I loved the end of his speech.
He said, “It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life; that’s going to happen. All that matters is you’ve got to get up”. That advice is great for an acting career, and even better for life in general.
After the show ended (just over 3 1/2 hours later), I headed home where I got my stuff together to prepare for my last week of work for a while.
Thanks again to the hosts, Marie and Chris, for throwing another awesome party!
And in case you are wondering, Marie is dressed as Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and Chris is Fix-It Felix.