I was the person wearing the raspberry-colored gown past Andrew Garfield's head. No, not the person in red right next to him, the person further back. See the cleavage? Yup, that's me! Enjoy!
At last year's cocktail party, we were able to go to the orchestra-level party and mingle with the celebs. It's was so awesome! This year, they had VERY tight security that didn't let us go down to that level. We went up to our level so I could grab some champagne and some appetizers. We were pretty much the only people on that level. That sucked! So, we meandered down as low as we could go. Some bigwigs did come in through that way! We got to talk with Tom Hooper (Director of The King's Speech). We also had a chance to speak with Geoffry Rush (that was my personal highlight of the evening). My husband also talked to (and got ignored by) Harvey Weinstein. He's legendary out here in L.A.
Our seats were in the highest balcony level. We had decent seats there though--third row, center. It was actually a pretty fun place to watch the show. The crowd was lively up there! Many of the spouses to people nominated in the lowlier categories (best short action film, for example) were relegated to this level. We did spot Cheryl Hines up at this level. Which is ironic, since we spotted her sitting on the same level as us last year (lower balcony level).
As I was twittering during the commercial breaks, I noticed a lot of people didn't seem to enjoy watching the show. I saw many people complaining about how boring the show was. It's funny, because in person, it really was a lot of fun!
I think we're done with going to the Oscars at least for the next year or so. While it's a lot of fun to go to, it's a lot of money. The novelty of it is gone for now!
Here's to next year watching it from home in my sweats!