I had watched the whole ceremony before, but I guess this year they tried to make it more entertaining and dynamic, so the hosts were two young (and awesome) actors: James Franco and Anne Hethaway. I think they did a good job, even though many people say Anne wasn't that great. At least Franco looked quite natural, some of his comments even looked spontaneous to me. However, my favorite part of the night was the opening show. Both hosts broke into the best movies of the year, see it if you missed it!
One thing that surprised me about this event is how much expectation the red carpet has. Most of the people are more interested in seeing what the celebrities (specially female celebrities) are wearing than in the ceremony itself. We started watching it about one hour before it started. It was actually funny to see how silly most of the questions were. "So... were you happy to work with Darren Aronofsky?" how could someone answer anything other than yes to that question in that precise moment! Anyways, I must admit it was quite entertaining.
I just realized I've said my favorite part was the opening show, but this is not true. My favorite thing was seeing Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. It's funny how being away from home makes you like whatever comes from home. When I saw both of them in the screen I actually felt happy that they are from Spain. I know how silly it sounds, but I felt proud of them. Javier Bardem was nominated as best actor for the movie Biutiful. I actually haven't seen it yet, because it's hard to find it in regular theaters. I guess I will have to wait and iTune it! I had seen all the other nominees' movies though. My favorites were 127 Hours and The Fighter, but I think it was fair that Colin Firth got it. The King's Speech was definitely brilliant. Nevertheless, again I felt so proud that an actor from Spain was nominated that I really wanted him to win (even though I haven't seen the movie yet!).
These are the trailers for the two movies that I've liked the most this year, even though I think the competition was really tough. There have been many great movies: Black Swan, Inception, The King's Speech, Toy Story 3... but I would recommend you to see:
Have a great week!