So Proud

Posted by laura on Mar 08 2010 | Awesome, Fun, Tasty

As predicted, our friend Russell didn’t end up making an acceptance speech at the Oscars last night, but we are all still psyched for him. Our friends Susie and Finn came over with their gorgeous baby girl, winner for best performance in a leading role for her work in “Birth – The Next Generation.” Our friend Mark joined us as well – he brought a container of cookies he called “Starship Gingerprises” that were unbelievably tasty. Honey made Russell-inspired sandwiches with roasted turkey, gruyere and cranberry sauce that were fantastic, and we tried a new Cooking Light recipe for apple/raisin compote on toasts with brie. It was delicious, but we bought light brie accidentally (heavens!) and it just doesn’t melt properly. It was still tasty and easy to make, so a win in my book.

It was a great night, although we only got one quick glimpse of our friends during the broadcast. If you go to the Oscars website, you can see them at the very beginning of the Visual Effects acceptance speech clip.

The place to go, though is to the Access Hollywood site, and check out the clip of Sandra Bullock talking about how much she loves Gabourey Sidibe. Keep watching, because as the interview goes on there are some awesome moments of Courtney and Russell in the background. I’m sorry Sandra, you were gorgeous and funny too, but there’s this moment when Courtney turns around and you see the cool layered detail of her dress in the back… it’s fabulous. And what a beautiful woman!! It’s not every couple who can just step into a situation like the Oscars red carpet and look so thoroughly at home.

There’s another photo of them on the Huffington Post site, which I love because they’re smiling at each other. That prankster Sandra hopped into the photo in front of them again in this one – she’s such a card.

Well done guys!! We’re all so happy for you.

4 comments for now

4 Responses to “So Proud”

  1. Since Russell has 2 nominations under his belt, it’s just a matter of time until he wins. My guess the winning movie will be called something like, “Aavatrektransformers”.

    08 Mar 2010 at 3:10 pm

  2. alison

    It’s pretty cool, though! Cheers for Russ!

    09 Mar 2010 at 1:30 pm

  3. courtney

    oh my goodness! I opened your blog and I started to cry as soon as I saw the picture of the sign!! that sign is AWESOME! and you are all awesome and we love you to pieces. How did we get so lucky to be your friends?


    09 Mar 2010 at 7:05 pm

  4. laura

    It is cool, isn’t it Alison?! We can’t get over it.

    And Courtney – we’re the ones who should be asking your question! Can’t wait to hear all about it – hope you had a wonderful time! You sure looked amazing…

    09 Mar 2010 at 11:24 pm

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