I love to watch the Oscars. Every year my mom and I get together around the TV and watch the 3-4 hour event. Of course we’re excited to see who wins each category, but I would say we’re even more excited when it comes to the gowns. It’s exciting to see who’s wearing what. In the article, “Dream Fashions” Greg Morgago discusses the beautiful gowns along with the fact that this year Oscars were the most diverse in their 79 year history. He described Renee Zellewegar’s gorgeous yellow gown, Hilary Swank’s bronze gown, Beyonce’s green gown and many more. More importantly he addressed that African Americans, Asians and Hispanics were highly recognized for their efforts in entertainment this year. Many stars were truly proud of their ethnicity and excited to be at the Oscars because of it. Beyonce said, “It’s a wonderful year to be an African American actress.” All the other actors and actresses felt the same way about their background.
As I mentioned before I can’t wait to see who is wearing what at the Oscars. Some people (Meryl Streep for instance) I thought looked aweful. Other people however (such as Beyonce) looked stunning! Normally the celebrity gowns are what I focus on, but this year it was a little different. It never really hit me until the night of the Oscars that so many different cultures were represented. I know Mexico has produced multiple movies this year and other countries as well. I’m glad they’re finally getting the attention they have earned. It’s so easy to get caught up in the gowns, hair and makeup in regards to the Oscars, but when you take the time to focus on the more important things you can learn a lot.
I thought the author used a lot of good writing techniques to make this article a good and interesting one to read. One thing he did was use great description words when describing the gowns. Some of these include, vintage lemon-yellow, pretty-in-pink, and rich chocolate. These descriptions enabled me to create a mental image of what the gowns really looked like. It was much more interesting. I also like how at the beginning of his article he talked about the color and design of gowns then he proceeded to discuss the color of skin and addressed the night’s diversity. I thought his transition was interesting and a really good and effective way of doing it. Instead of just stating there was a lot of diversity he mixed it in with the difference in gowns.
by Greg Morago
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