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Cheers To Hattie…

In Daily Musings on February 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

On February 29 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first black woman to win an Academy Award.  Hattie won for “Best Supporting Actress”.  At the awards that year, Hattie and her escort were seated at a segregated table for two, away from her cast mates.  This was a reminder of yet how far the industry and country had to go regarding racism.  Hattie faced a lot of criticism from the black community for playing the mammy roles and this is why I love this quote from her: “I’d rather play a maid, then be one.”  Hattie was a proud women and stood by her choices.  With all the drama surrounding “The Help” maybe we need to remember that. 

There is also some controversy as to what actually happened to Hattie’s Oscar, no one seems to be able to find it.  There is speculation that it went missing during the civil riots of the 1960’s.  Rumour has it, that her Oscar was thrown into the Potomac River in Washington, DC .  Howard University whom the Oscar was willed to, say they have no record of having received it.   What really happened to Hattie McDaniel’s Oscar? It still has not been found.  No matter what  caused its disappearance, she was still the first and acknowledged for it.  Hattie passed away of breast cancer in 1952.

Thank you Hattie for being the first and creating a path for many others.

The 84th Sparkle Show…

In Daily Musings on February 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

Here are my favourites from last night’s awards…. Enjoy!



Octavia Spencer Winner for "Best supporting actress" wearing Tadashi Shoji


Viola Davis "Best Actress Nominee" in Vera Wang - The red hair and green dress was just gorgeous on her!


This was the dress that did it for me!! Gwyneth Paltrow in Mr. Tom Ford


Ms. Esperanza Spalding's beautiful voice singing "What A Wonderful World" was truly breathtaking. Very talented young lady. The dress she wore on stage was so much nicer, still trying to find pic. Will post if I find it.


UPDATE! - Cannot find full length version of this, but it was a truly beautiful dress. Loving her statement ring!


This is my man right here! I don't know who he was wearing, but he was working it. - FYI: He helped score the telecast


Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Couture - This pic does not really do the dress justice, but in my opinion, it was simply stunning


Roony Mara in Givenchy


Sandra's Marchesa dress hit the worst dress list, people on Twitter were evil. I loved this dress. When she walked on stage and you saw the scooped back, I thought it was gorgeous. Not every gown has to show breasts and thighs to be considered Oscar worthy.