A Month of Movies -- Tweeting Oscar Night: The Red Carpet in <140
By Morgan Shanahan on February 28, 2011
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Oscar Night. The glitz. The glamour. The contact high.
And then Maegan gave you guys a rundown of the night on the red-carpet fashion front. (I concur Sis, I thought Gwyneth was the belle of the ball, too.)
But this is a digital world, and we are digital girls, am I right? So last night, some of the lovely ladies of BlogHer Entertainment and I busted out the bubbly -- or whatever -- and brought The Academy Awards to you via Chatter and Twitter, 140 characters at a time. Below, for your giggling enjoyment, some of the highlights. At least, for me.
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I can't even begin to recap the red carpet coverage for you because it was so out of hand. I was laughing so hard I was taking wine straight to the brain Charlie Sheen style, and I had no idea who was saying what when. But I will leave you will these nuggets to segue us into the Oscar Telecast:
Oh, and speaking of Charlie Sheen the almostabsent actor provoked a flurry of tweets all by himself. Because he is a freak show.
The hosts took the stage. Anne Hathaway looked stunning (although Tim Gunn may or may not have hated her dress). James Franco looked like he was riding the Pineapple Express. That is a total accidental rhyme, btw.
Kirk Douglas effed with everyone in the room before finally presenting the Best Supporting Actress statue to Melissa Leo, who...y'know said fuck on TV. Which kind of eclipsed this hallmark moment ...
And then the ever-classy Anne Hathaway did her best to recover...
Mila Kunis brought her boobs with her --
Screenwriter David Siedler's emotional speech rivaled the King's, but the drama had peaked early and he knew it --
Oprah showed. Banksy didn't.
Halle Berry tee'd up a stunning tribute to the late Lena Horne:
I know y'all are going to hate me but Halle Berry, you've had the same hair since '99. You are the Trump of Oscar Hair. #oscars #blogherless than a minute ago via TweetDeckBrittany Gibbons
Some other stuff happened, but no one cursed on live TV or seemed super baked --
Natalie won. Obviously.
You guys saw the show. The King's Speech cleaned up in a blaze of glory. So I'll leave you with this thought ~
Did you watch the show offline, or follow along? What were your favorite tweets of the night?
Morgan (The818) is a blogger and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. She overshares her personal life -- complete with curse words -- at The818.com, talks art and design over at Cargoh.com, and tweets: @the818. She really hopes those singing kids from PS 22 are right.
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