The Academy Awards, while never lacking in fashion misses, offered some surprise hits last night on the red carpet.
Actress Cameron Diaz was a stunner in an embellished Oscar de la Renta strapless gown that was a spot on combination of glamour and fun.
Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win in an Oscar for best director, but she hopes that she won’t be the last.
“I hope that I’m the first of many," she said backstage at the Academy Awards Sunday. "Of course, I’d love to think of myself as just a filmmaker, and I long for the day that the modifier can be a moot point, but I’m ever grateful if I can inspire some young, intrepid, tenacious male or female filmmaker and have them feel that the impossible is possible.”
Sandra Bullock was happy with her career, doing movies she loved but not necessarily looking to win an Oscar, and then out of nowhere came her award-winning "Blind Side" role.
And to think, she almost turned it down.
"This came out of left field," the actress explained backstage at the awards show Sunday. "This was the film I said no to. I didn't see it coming; no one saw it coming."
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Best actor Oscar winner Jeff Bridges has a few things in common with his hard-drinking, country star character Bad Blake in “Crazy Heart.”
“The music - that's where I most identified with Bad,” Bridges said, adding that he’s “been writing and playing since a kid.”
But unlike Bad, Bridges has never had four wives – just one strong marriage to a great wife, whom he thanked during his Oscar acceptance speech.
Mo'Nique assured the press backstage that everything she needed to say she'd already said when she accepted the Oscar for best supporting actress.
Reveling in the moment, she said, "I'm a stand-up comedian who just won an Oscar."
But for the "Precious" actress, her win was bigger than her. In her acceptance speech, she acknowledged Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Academy Award, and backstage, Mo'Nique was still expressing her gratitude to those who came before her.
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