By enzian | Enzian Theater February 23, 2009 at 6:08AM
(Pictures from Oscar Screening: top to bottom. Patrons enjoying some drinks, bar shot, Sig & friend)
Happy Monday everyone!
Last night Hollywood's biggest night was celebrated at Eden Bar at Enzian Theater. It was an awesome turn out with our very own Sig joining the festivities. Staying at the bar to watch the Oscar showdown on a much larger screen than most of us have at home was a wonderful experience and on top of that, there was delish food! So, whoever missed out on the Oscar screening I'm reporting to you it was a great time and definitely made the long process that is the Oscars seem a lot more entertaining at Enzian.
As I am sure you guys have noticed that Rachael did a fantastic job at summarizing the Oscars but I have an urge to share some opinions. First of all, Hugh Jackman was a great host -- about time to have a foxy host that can sing, dance, and be funny! The presenters ranging from Sophia Loren, Natalie Portman, Ben Stiller a.k.a. Joaquin Phoenix for that night, Robert Deniro etc.. really made it worth watching. And the montage with James Franco and Seth Rogan was hilarious.
But as always the Academy completely overlooks some actors and movies. I personally do not understand what happened to recognizing Frank Langella as Nixon in Frost/Nixon, not to say that Sean Penn was not fabulous in Milk.. Also the sweep of Slumdog feels bittersweet to me. Its amazing to see a movie that was about to go nowhere turn into an Oscar winning (8 Oscars) picture but it would have been nice to see the Academy recognize other films for their incredible achievements like, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Dark Knight, and Waltz with Bashir.
All in all the Oscars were good this year from the musical performances, montages, and speakers before each major actor award. And apparently the American public enjoyed the Oscars since its' ratings went up 10% from last year!
Until next post
--Masha (PR Intern)