as I mentioned the other night, I held a little nominee-themed dinner for the Academy Awards. full of finger foods, it was the perfect accompaniment for a night of fabulous gowns (Gwenyth Paltrow, Jennifer Chastain, and Rooney Mara were my top picks) and French domination. I thought that the show was kind of a disappointment. Billy Crystal really should not sing on stage and the show was full of random, not-funny moments. Like when Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy did shots of Grey Goose for no apparent reason -- what was that? I think they should've had James Franco come back, even if he looked like he was high for all of last year's show.
on the menu:
champagne & sparkling lemonade
shrimp cocktail (tree of life)
smoke salmon, creme fraîche, and fennel rillettes (midnight in Paris)
pesto, ricotta, and mushroom pizza (extremely loud & incredibly cloud)
mini pigs in blankets, both meat & veg (moneyball)
Meyer lemon icebox pie bites (the help)
we filled out our Oscar ballots and I only got 6 categories right. what does Harry Potter have to do to win some awards?!?