The dresses dazzled on the red carpet, especially Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, my personal favorites, though everyone looked amazing including the men in their very interesting tuxedos and of course Ellen wearing several different tuxes during the evening. Ellen has this amazing way of hosting the show keeping the viewing audience at home interested, and the audience in the theater interactive. Ellen tweeted the selfie (above) which broke Twitter as history was made. The photo was actually taken by Bradley Cooper.
The musical entertainment was also fantastic. My favorite performance was Pink - in a ruby red sparkling gown singing "Somewhere over the Rainbow" - as scenes from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz - scrolled on a giant screen. It was in honor of the 75th anniversary of the film. Judy Garland's children were also in the audience.
The metaphors in "The Wizard of Oz" are many and correspond with humanity as a consciousness projected illusion - right down to the wiZard of oZ - and going home at the end of the dream.
Cowardly Lion - Negative Emotions, Our story is the Lion's Tale, Sphinx, Leo, Omega, Full Circle, Closure, Z, hourglass, linear time.
Tin Man - Heart, Positive Emotions.
Scarecrow - Brain, Consciousness.
Witches - Good from the North, above - Wicked from the West, setting sun at the end, destroyed by water.
Dorothy - Dot, Zero Point
Munchkins - Midgets, Grays - Donuts, Black Holes, Wormholes, Space/Time, Grids.
Tornado - Consciousness Vehicle that can happen without notice and destroy everything in an instance
Kansas - "Show me" - the Eye ... of the Storm
One of my favorite Broadway singers, Idina Menzel, sang the final song. You may remember her as Lea Michelle's mom on Glee. The videos I posted today don't give justice to either singer - just something for our memoirs - and those who missed the real deal.
There was something different about the energies this year that you had to experience to understand what I mean. If I didn't know better it was almost as if this was the last Oscar show ... ever. But that's silly ... right? Of course there were glitches ... some funny like Jennifer Lawrence stumbling again ... but something was different ... as if everyone was sleeping and we are about to be woken up by Pink (love).
Lots of tears and joy as winners not only thanked the academy but spoke about the messages brought forth from their films. At last the winners got the finish their speeches without being told they are running out of time.