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I LOVED The Oscars!

I'm not typically one to watch award shows, but I always find myself watching and listening to all the clips the next day.  I decided that this year's Oscars would be different and I was really happy I decided to watch!  From selfies, to pizza, Ellen, an amazing set design and a great tribute from Bette Midler, I was in heaven!

In true form, Ellen was fantastic and hosted one of the most interactive and fun Oscars I've ever seen.  The shots of her in the audience paling around with some of the world's best actors was classic!

I LOVE a good selfie and if you follow me on any form of social media there's hard evidence of that.  So, when Ellen looks as Meryl Streep and says she wants to take the most retweeted selfie ever, I was pretty pumped.  But then Julia Roberts jumps in.  And Bradley Cooper.  Then Jared Leto.  And Lupita Nyong'o and Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Lawrence and those Brad and Angelina people...  This was the result:

I almost died.

The set design was gorgeous on Sunday night.  The simple elements used in a big way were perfect and not over done.  I really thought the cascading wall of red roses was fantastic and the rows and rows of gold Oscars were really fun!



Then came the pizza delivery and I almost fell off the couch.  After a commercial break, Ellen walks out on stage with a legit pizza guy holding 3 pizzas.  The preced to walk around the audience handing out slices to the likes of Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese and Kevin Spacey complete with Brad Pitt helping to hand out plates.  Hollywood stars dressed to the nines eating greasy pizza is what my dreams are made of, y'all.  I loved her interview with him:


Some of my favorite moments were of touching tributes to those people who Hollywood lost.  I thought it was perfect when Bill Murray who was presenting with Amy Adams for best cinematography said, "Oh, we forgot one, Harold Ramis for 'Caddyshack', 'Ghostbusters' and 'Groundhog Day'."  Ramis passed away last week and the tribute was touching.

I also LOVED the surprise of Bette Midler singing Wind Beneath My Wings after the video tribute to the great Hollywood minds that the world lost this past year including Philip S. Hoffman.

I realize I'm not exactly an award show connoisseur, but this was the best awards show I've ever seen!  Not quite sure how they're going to beat this one.  

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