Attending the 82nd Academy Awards

I attended a “live” screening of Academy Awards at GV Grand this morning!

This was the invite:

Invitation

To be honest, I’ve never been interested in the Oscars. I’m interested to know that a movie I watched or an actor I like has won an award, but I wouldn’t sit down for four hours to watch it happen. I’m happy to hear the news if someone tells me, but I wouldn’t actually go find out myself.

So why did I attend this event?

I dunno. I guess I thought it sounded glam and fun, something different.

Also, I wanted to see Avatar win awards.

Avatar

I’m sad it only won three, but I suppose The Hurt Locker is a worthy contender even though I haven’t watched it.

I want to watch it now, though. I liked Kathryn Bigelow when she was giving her acceptance speeches for Best Director and Best Picture. Very real and humble.

Kathryn Bigelow

Actually, many speeches were very real and humble. I enjoyed Sandra Bullock’s (Best Actress) speech. Moved me to tears!

By the way, Ben Stiller went on stage to present an award looking like a Na’vi. He was so funny!

Ben Stiller

I was a bit stressed about the dress code today. It said “Hollywood Glitz” but I really didn’t think Singaporeans would dress in Hollywood Glitz on a Monday morning (9 am).

But I feel that it’s important to follow dress codes to respect the event. Yet, I don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb. So I compromised today by doing casual glitzy.

Actually, bluff you one. I did casual glitzy cos I don’t have anything full glitzy to wear. Haha.

Red carpet photo

I know the pants is really wrong. I really would have preferred to wear a skirt, but I don’t have any appropriate ones. And I only started deciding what to wear half an hour before I was due at the event, lol.

I had thought to wear a certain black dress I have, but realised this morning that it was crumpled and there was not enough time to iron it!! What a catastrophe.

Anyway, beside me is Fish Chaar, my actor friend, who has played my screen partner in films about four times or more, I can’t remember.

He’s working in Universal Studios Singapore this year. SO COOL RIGHT! If you visit the Donkey Island or something like that, see if you can spot him!

So, when we arrived at the event 20 minutes late (thanks to my wardrobe emergency), we found that 85% of the guests had gone in very casual clothes (like jeans and tee) or work wear. No one was even near Hollywood Glitz lah what is wrong with Singaporeans??!!!

Breakfast

Pictures of the breakfast reception. We were served champagne with breakfast.

Champagne

We also got a goodie bag consisting of a magazine, some perfume and skincare samples, and tons of vouchers.

Goodie bag

Okay, I don’t mean to sound ungrateful because it’s a good thing when people give stuff to you and you shouldn’t complain. But I really think goodie bags ought to have real stuff in them, not samples and vouchers, which really just come across as disguised advertising.

Well, to be fair, samples and vouchers aren’t that bad since you can actually use them. I have received goodie bags that come with advertising leaflets and brochures. Seriously, where is the “goodie” in that?!

Alright, done ranting.

Okay, not really ranting, more like observing, since I enjoyed myself today and am in a happy mood. And I realise that the Oscars is a really entertaining show. Guess I’ll be watching it yearly from now on.

If I can wake up.

8 thoughts on “Attending the 82nd Academy Awards

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    Hey, I attended one of these Oscar gatherings last night too! In my living room! :P

    Obviously Tiger has no idea what The Hurt Locker is about. It wasn’t about US Solders. It was about determination and commitment to protecting lives at a great risk, at whatever the cost. They just happen to be US Solders.

    I was a little put off by Best Director, but hey, whatta gonna do? Hollywood can be wrong too.

    They also changed the way they score movies this year. It’s more like an electoral college, not who gets the most votes.

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    @Realliveman: At least, i am spared another “I am king of the world” speech. LOL.

    Both Avatar n Hurt Locker is nice, one about loving ones planet and another about the risk soldiers go through and the mental ordeal they have to face

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    Tiger: King of the world?? But that’s what the voices in my head keep telling me I am. I’m just doing what the voices tell me. :P
    Avitar is Dances With Wolves, but everybody is blue and computerized.

    You care to know how they scored it or would you rather just except the results as is?

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    why are you guys fighting over that its like first tiger4 says some thing and then realliveman says some thing and it goes on and on and on gosh you guys !!!

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