Our Northwest Oscar CelebrationFebruary 28th, 2011 | Posted by in IndieFlix in the Media | Movie Reviews | New Releases
Despite the awards ceremony being a rather mellow one (the one expected F-bomb, Colin Firth and Natalie Portman’s respective awards, awkward introductions by Anne Hathaway and no red carpet dress to speak of), my personal Oscars experience was my best to date. I was invited by my wonderful IndieFlix boss Ms. Scilla Andreen to join her table at The Film School’s 2011 Oscar Night Celebration at The Triple Door.
My pictures don’t do The Triple Door justice; the photographers and red carpet gave the whole event a very old Hollywood feel and I’m happy to say that despite Seattle being a city which embraces sweat pants at the opera, people were dressed appropriately for the occasion. I even think I saw a fur coat or two on the walk in. Tom Skerritt of Top Gun and Alien fame was a co-chair of the event with Julie Tokashiki and they did a fantastic job. The food was slow on the way out, but the house wine was not, adding to the entertainment of the evening.
The most exciting moment for Team IndieFlix would absolutely be the win for “The Lost Thing” for Best Animated Short. We’re honored to have this adorable short film on our site and seeing it get recognized was gratifying to say the least. I was a bit disappointed by James Franco and Anne Hathaway (she’s just not funny), but after seeing Billy Crystal’s “lifted” face, I was grateful he was no longer the host du jour. Colin Firth in a tux was a high moment as well and I was delighted by his win.
Were you surprised by “The King’s Speech” success? A little taken aback by the lack of love for the billionaire boys of “The Social Network”? How about the awards given to “Inception”? I’m sure my fellow IndieFlix blogger Kurt will have something to say about that…