The red carpet preshow with Tim Gunn and Robin Roberts was non-stop and absolutely fabulous. The set design inside the Kodak Theatre was out of this world and so captivating - did you notice the curtain of Swarovski crystals?? Hugh Jackman was an outstanding host, wow.
A couple of my favorite moments: for each of the 5 nominations in major categories (best supporting actor/actress and best lead actor/actress) 5 past winners of each specific category came out to personally recognize each current nominee. It was so heartfelt and personal, it added such a beautiful touch to the moment.
I am so proud of Anne Hathaway too, what a beauty. There was a Barbara Walters interview on beforehand where she asked Anne to fill in the blank "Anne Hathaway is..." Without hesitation she responded "Anne Hathaway is HAPPY." She went through a lot last year but in the public eye absolutely rose above and has continued to shine. There she was sitting front row, a nominee for Best Actress at the Academy Awards.
And of course, the lovely Kate Winslet. She was my absolute favorite. She is so poised and modest, striking, humble, and such a class act. I was rooting for her all the way and am so happy for her... I cried!!