The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Posted by Colleen Wormsley on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What a weekend. It's such an awesome feeling knowing that you're just a few miles away from Hollywood's biggest event of the year.

Yesterday afternoon we had an ICLA Oscars party in the Oakwoods clubhouse complete with food, a big screen TV, and Oscars trivia. Although we weren't actually at The Kodak Theater like ICLA Program Director Steve Tropiano and Pendleton Chair Steve Ginsberg, we still had fun and enjoyed the show.

My favorite Oscar moment was definitely Octavia Spencer's win for Best Supporting Actress in "The Help" and I was ecstatic when I got to see her hours after her big win at a live taping of Good Morning America at the El Capitan Theater. A few of us left at 1:30 a.m. to go to the taping and even though our eyes were fighting to stay open, it was definitely worth it.

Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer hosted the show and I was impressed with how well they managed to keep up their energy without sleeping at all after the Oscars. In addition to Octavia Spencer, we were also joined by Waldorf and Statler from "The Muppets" who in my opinion, delivered better jokes than Billy Crystal did during the Oscars.

In case you missed Good Morning America, you can watch it here. In the last 10 minutes of the show you might recognize a few familiar faces!