Sunday, February 27, 2011
I enjoyed the men, too. Jeff Bridges should have won something for "True Grit." Second-place maybe?
My choice of the favorite 10 movies nominated WON! It actually won best director, best actor and best picture. What a night for a movie that had no car chase scene, no building's blown up, no aliens appearing, and no "ripping the bodice" sex scene. For all of those reasons, it should not have even been nominated.
For all of those reasons I know folks that won't even go see it, too boring you know!
I loved the history behind the story, the devotion of the queen, the tenacity of the King who persevered and conquered his speech impediment. It was an inspiring story.
THEN, tonight when the director was giving his "thank you, everyone" speech he acknowledged his mother. It seems it was his mother that gave him the idea to make a movie of this true story. She sat in the audience so proud and so beautiful. That was almost as rewarding as picking the winner!
Closing the ceremony was a children's choir from Brooklyn, NY, singing "Somewhere, Over the Rainbow." That was the icing on the cake. Those fresh, young beautiful children were the stars of the whole event for me.
The night was full of inspiration, beauty, lovely children and a proud mother!
It was a great party. I'm glad I came!