Host & Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane, decided to open the show with a song about boobs!? Ja, didn’t quite get that one… At least Adele’s amazing performance of Skyfall totally overshadowed that moment.
Quvenzhané Wallis made history by becoming the youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Best Actress category at the tender age of 9. Yes 9! What were you doing at 9? I spent my days playing with my Malibu Barbie who had to marry one of my damn teddy bears (like sooo embarrassing) cause my mom refused to buy me a Ken doll… But let’s move along swiftly… Jennifer Lawrence actually walked away with the prize for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (awesome movie btw) and shame she tripped on the way to accepting her award which really resonated with me cause I’m super clumsy and that kind of stuff happens to me ALL the time. I would have just done a far less graceful job, that’s for sure…
Other big awards were as follows:
- Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis for his role as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln
- Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for his role in Django Unchained
- Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway for her role in Les Misérables
- Best Picture: Argo (another movie I absolutely loved)
- Best Director: Ang Lee for Life of Pi (probably my favourite movie of 2012)
Ooh and then a big proudly South African moment when Searching for Sugar Man – a documentary about two Cape Town fans who went on a search to find out what actually happened to musician, Rodriguez (the man who became massively popular here in SA during the 70s/80s) – won for Best Documentary Feature. High 5s all round!
Now I actually got to enjoy all these great Oscars moments with my own little red carpet moment at the Glamour Oscars party which was held at a venue which I think kicks that Dolby Theatre’s butt – our very own, beautiful Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront.
With co-sponsors like YSL, Cruz Vodka & Ceres also on board, I just knew we were in for quite an evening…
The lovely Liezel van der Westhuizen was doing an awesome job as our version of an E! Red Carpet reporter:
And the fabulous guests in attendance went all out in celebration of this night of glamour, great fashion moments & cinematic excellence…
But how hilarious is this photo of soccer star, Matthew Booth, towering over us. They could’ve at least done what they do for Tom Cruise and let us stand on a step or something.
After a bit of mingling and cocktails, we settled in at our table with a huge screen behind us, basically giving us front row seats to all the Oscars action. I was very happy to be seated at the same table as Matthew & his wife, Sonia Booth. They are just genuinely sooo nice. And really such a gorgeous couple. Was lovely to meet you guys!
While we enjoyed an amazing 3 course dinner, we watched the awards, cheered and laughed together and I thought to myself… this certainly beats last year when I watched it on my couch while eating cereal for dinner (I can’t cook – so don’t judge me too harshly).
I have to say a huge thank you to Glamour SA as well as Jill Grogor from Zebra Square (and her team – Odette you rock) for allowing me to be part of this amazing evening.
It has certainly set a new standard for Oscars celebrations in my book.
Just as an extra little titbit… Jill told us about this amazing new club opening in JHB called Kong. I’ll hopefully be heading up there in at the end of March to check it out. Obviously only going to give you guys insider intel.