I'm very happy for Forest Whittaker, who is a giant, and for Martin Scorsese, and for Helen Mirren, who deserves it (though I think getting two for two Elizabeths is tacky, though not her fault). But guess what, Hollywood is tacky. Tom Hanks was ultra tacky in his presentation of the Special Award for Warren Beatty, Eddie Murphy was mega tacky when he thanked David Geffen for convincing him to make the movie for less money. Kyra Sedgwick was stupid enough to thank her publicist and her lawyer. People who do that should be banned from award shows and their statuettes confiscated. Poor Ben Stiller came out to present and you could hear the room in a massive break, yakking on top of him. Tacky. Although perhaps he deserves it.
As for the fashions, I think Cate Blanchett is starting to lose it; the worst dress of the night was a tie between Tina Fey and Julia Louis Dreyfuss (does funny necessarily mean you have no taste?).
Cameron Diaz was wearing a beautiful dress, but what's with the goth hair (and the cheek implants)? She looks awful. And it was almost flabbergasting to see formerly stunning Salma Hayek wearing a white satin number that looked like a drapery from Caesar's Palace fell on top of her, with super tacky platform shoes more befitting a disco drag queen, disheveled eyebrows (Frida happened like 10 years ago already) and looking quite matronly. There was an overhead shot at the red carpet of her boobs that was mortifying, to say the least. It made me a little sad, cause I actually admire her and was happy for her Ugly Betty win.
The people who looked stunning, which were many, you figure them out. We're here to bitch.