I’ve covered a few Oscars ceremonies over the years and believe me when I say anything can happen on the red carpet.
I’ve danced with a Travolta, been kissed by a Cumberbatch and even had a hug from an Oldman. And it’s not just any Oldman – it was Oscar-winner Gary!
Tonight, or tomorrow morning in your time, I’ll be live from the Vanity Fair Party on Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan, then on to Lorraine.
The Vanity Fair party is where the stars of the night go right after the ceremony to dance the night away. It’s a fashionable affair so I’ve got my best breeks pressed. They, and the rest of my whistle and flute, were sent out to me by my tailor, the wonderful Andrew Brookes in Edinburgh.
Miraculously, it fits. I say miraculously because Andrew has to work from pictures of me that generally look like my younger, air-brushed brother!
Thanks, Andrew, you’re a genius.
I’m interested to see which film will win best movie. Vice, starring Christian Bale, is nominated but it might lose out to Black Panther. It was The Dark Knight – also starring Christian Bale – a decade ago which saw the Academy expand the category of best movie from five to 10 movies in an effort to have more blockbusters recognised.
It’s taken a decade for one of these blockbusters to be nominated – and it’s up against a Christian Bale film. It’s funny how these things work out.
What a night it’s going to be for someone hardly any of us knew a month or two ago.
Yalitza Aparicio was nominated for best actress in Roma – her first movie role.
She’s probably going to lose out to Glenn Close but I believe she’ll have a wonderful career, which is maybe more than she believes in herself! She admitted last week to being: “A little scared because I’d guess that every movie is different. And of course I would need to take acting classes.”
I reckon you’ll be fine, Yalitza!
Never mind that, though, I bet you’re wondering what’s in this year’s Oscars goodie bag.
Well, it only includes a week at a luxury resort, a voucher for a stained-glass portrait, a poolside meal in The Hamptons cooked by a chef – among other things.
It makes a change from the party bags containing a lump of cake and some Roy of the Rovers stickers, like you used to get at your friends’ birthday bashes…
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