La Vie en Rose's Marion Cotillard, on the red carpet.
I like my award shows like I like my men: funny, charming and interesting. Unfortunately the telecast of the 80th Academy Awards was none of those things. I now feel like a woman in a bad relationship who every year goes back to the Oscar telecast thinking, "this time Oscar will be different," "Oscar’s changed," "Oscar has a new host, new films, a whole new crop of dead people to put into a montage." And every year it ends the same way, me cursing myself for being so foolish when I realize during hour number three that Oscar hasn’t changed at all, he’s just a wolf in Miley Cyrus’ clothing.
But like with any relationship, I can now look back at the time I time spent with the 80th Academy Awards telecast and can appreciate what went right and wrong with this tumultuous love affair.
THE HIGH POINTS
1. Marion Cotillard
When French actress Marion Cotillard gave her acceptance speech for Best Actress for her performance in La Vie En Rose she exuded what only could be described as pure joy. So pure in fact that her enthusiasm reached through my television, tugged firmly at my cynical heartstrings and even stopped me from thinking "she’ll be dating Clooney in no time." Overcome with so much shock and emotion Marion could only find a few but eloquent and poignant words: "Thank you, life; thank you, love. And it is true there are some angels in this city." Yes, there are angels and little does she know she is one of them!
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