Growing up I have always loved the Academy Awards. I used to tape it and watch the speeches over and over. I can still remember watching Cuba Gooding Jr’s acceptance speech for winning Best Supporting Actor in the movie Jerry McGuire. I remember feeling the excitement of seeing his once in a lifetime experience take place and what would be one of the best Oscar moments ever. Going to the Oscars is on my list of things to do in my life, or just being in LA during the Oscars. So, this past weekend Anna and I went to visit Lauddi and decided it was time to cross this off the list!
The Kodak theatre is open to the public to walk through days before the oscars. The red carpet is covered with a tarp though to keep it in tact. It was so fun to walk up the same carpet and stairs that the celebs would walk up on the day of.
These are 3 of my favorite movies of all time. Forrest Gump, Titanic and Shakespeare in Love. All 3 best picture winners.
I often read the blog iamnotastalker.com for inspiration. Her posts are always fun and she loves a lot of the same people as I do. Her blog is the reason I stalked the “Scrubs” set and got a chance to be an extra on the show “Cougartown”. She gave a lot of tips on where to stalk during Oscar weekend, so I would like to give her credit for meeting and seeing all of these people!! We got to meet Lindsay this weekend and she was so nice, it was great to talk with her and get excited about all the celeb sitings together.
Throughout the weekend we went to different hotels and restaurants in Beverly Hills to try to spot some celebs…they were everywhere. We were very successful! We saw over 100 celebrities and got to have conversations/say hello to 5. We waved at many.yesssssss
The following list is who we saw pre Oscars. I highlighted our favorite sightings and interactions!!
1. Elton John- He walked right past our table and then had dinner 2 tables away from us.
2. Ben Stiller
3. JJ Abrams- I wanted to scream LOST…or I love FELICITYYYY haha
4. Jake Gyllanhaal- HOT!
5. Taye Diggs
6. Neil Patrick Harris- I told him that I loved him and his show and that he was hilarious. He smiled and said thank you so much!! Anna goes, “Kendall!! You are crazy!” I said, “Hey I just talked to Neal Patrick Harris…did you?” hahahahah I guess I was crazy. No regrets.
7. Kate Beckinsale
8. Tim Robbins, I told him that I loved Shawshank…a little embarrassed for myself on that one.
9. David Denman- Roy from the Office- I yelled ROYYYYY at him. Unfortunate!
10. Adrian Brody
11 Jason Lewis (Smith from Sex and the City)-so I walked up to him and Topher Grace while waiting for the Valet and introduced myself. I conclude that they were flirting with me…
12 Topher Grace- He was taller than me, and I think he might have loved me! He thought we had met before, and I may or may not have went along with it. Our conversation was about 3 minutes which felt like 30. haha
13 Dane Cook- stood next to us waiting for valet…too nervous to say anything, he did not look approachable.
14 Ryan Seacrest- not as short as I thought
15Kristin Bell- she waved at us and said hi when walking by
16 Dax Shepard
17 Matthew Morrison (teacher from Glee) when walking by us he did a spin type dance move like he always does on the show and then pointed to us. Soooo cute.
18 Diana Agron (Quinn from Glee)
19 Mark Sailing (Puck from Glee)…Hottttttttttt and he waved at us.
20 Meg Ryan
21 Jamie fox
22. Ed Westick(chuck from gossip girl)
23 Jessica Schozr(Vanessa from Gossip Girl)
24 Leonardo Dicaprio- the ultimate celeb siting. He was wearing a baseball cap and did not look very friendly, but I was star struck. I heart LEO!!!
25 Hallie Berry
26 Kristin Davis
27 Tina Fey- walking around the lobby on her Blackberry, I wanted to scream Liz Lemon!!!!
28 Eric McCormick(Will from Will and Grace)-walked right by our table
29 Amy Adams
30 David Spade
31 Will I am (black-eyed peas) he waved at us!!
32 Christian Slater- very friendly waved at all of us!!
33 Sophia Vergara (Gloria on Modern Family)
34 Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell from Modern Family)- I told him while waiting for Valet that he was on the best show! He was very nice and obliged to my craziness and said “awwww thank you so much!!”
35 Matthew Rhys (Brothers and Sisters- Kevin) I introduced myself again waiting for Valet. I told him that he was the best character on that show. I watched the first season but no longer watch it. He was very nice and had an Irish accent I think. Haha. He loved us!
36 Dave Annabelle ( Brother’s and Sister’s)
37 Jason Reitman (Director of Up in the Air) walked right past our face
38 Jermaine Clement- Flight of the Conchords. He was not very nice to me. I wish Brett would have been there instead.
39 Stanley Tucci
40 George Takai (I recognized him from Heroes, but apparently if I were a star trek nerd I would have died because he is a star from that and announcer on the Howard Stern Show.
41 Taylor Lautner- walked past my face 3 times. So young. Yet Hot.
42 Fred Savage- walked past us 3 times
43 Matt Damon
44 Jimmy Kimmel
45 Mariska Harkatay
46 Lenny Kravitz
47 Stephen Spielberg
48 Morgan Freeman
49 Sandra Bullock
50 Ryan Reynolds
51 Anna Kendrick
52 Colin Firth
53 Timmothy Olyphant- (Jennifer Garners lover from the movie Catch and Release)
54 Elizabeth banks
55 Rashida Jones
56 Katie Couric
57 BJ Novak
58 Kevin Connely
59 John Hamm- Mad Men
60 Jennifer Westfeldt
61 Ron Livingston
Vanity Fair Party!!
We went to the Sunset Tower Hotel and stood in the front and watched as all the Stars arrived after the Oscars in their dresses and Tux’s, Oscar’s in hand.
62 Jay leno
63 Shawn White- wearing his American flag pants. Neat.
64 Mickey Rooney
66 Evan Lysick
67 Chris Pine
68 Natalie Portman
69 John Voigt- (Angelina Jolie’s father and Oscar winner) came across to shake all of our hands, very nice man
70 Anna Paquin- came across to shake hands and sign autographs
71 Stephen Moyer- “TrueBlood” Anna Paquin’s fiancé came across to shake hands and sign autographs as well
72 Sandra bullock- we saw her carrying her Oscar!! Love her!!
73 Chris Noth-Big from SATC
74 Selma Hayak
75 Ryan Phillipe- Hottttt
76 Chevy Chase
77 Steve Martin
79 Jonas bros
80 Jessica Simpson
81 Bradley Cooper- very Hottttt
82 Venus and Serena Williams
83 Maggie Gyllynhaal
84 Peter Sarsgaard
85 Rachel McAdams
86 Charlize Theron- beautiful!!
87 Cameron Diaz- she looked way hot
88 Jennifer Lopez
89 Marc Anthony
90 Samuel L Jackson
91 Woody Allen
92 Robin Thicke
93 Meryl Streep- star struck
94 Tom Hanks- I texted Heather and now she will not be my friend since we saw him
95 Alec Baldwin
96 Gabourey Sidibe- Lead Actress in “Precious”
97 Zoe Saldana- Avatar
98 Gabrielle Union
99 Russell Simmons
106.Robert Downy Jr and wife
117.The Wayans bros
111.Christine Taylor-Ben Stiller’s wife
114.Catherine Bigalo- Oscars in hand
117. Vanessa Hudgens
118.Carey Mulligan- An Education
122.Joshua Jackson- I screamed Pacey!!!!!
123. Adrian Brody!!
This weekend was ridiculous. We unfortunately did not get a George Clooney or Jennifer Aniston sighting…but there is always next year!
Now we can finally cross off our list, walk the Oscar Red Carpet!!