Some of the heaviest hitters in the entertainment industry turned out at the Beverly Hilton for this year’s Lucy and Crystal Awards sponsored by Women in Film. Sandra Bullock came with sis and producing partner Gesine Prado, but sans totally tattooed Monster Garage boyfriend Jesse James.
Sandy looked ultra fem in her flirty chiffon confection while Gesine was a dream in tangerine. Both were honored for their contributions to the movie biz. Sandy has dozens of films to her credit, including blockbusters like “Miss Congeniality,” “The Net” and “Speed” while Gesine helped co-produce “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.”
But it wasn’t just women who earned applause at this event. “Ray’s” Jamie Foxx was honored along with the movie’s executive producer, Jamie Rucker King, and Nina Shaw.
When it came to making a fashion statement, ever stylish JF did not disappoint. The Academy Award winner looked super slick in his navy pinstripe suit, paisley shirt and lavender silk tie.
The Lucy Award, named after famed comedian Lucille Ball, went to “Will and Grace” stars Debra Messing and Megan Mullally, who not only accepted the award, but surprised the audience by turning to her co-star and copping a feel. Following that touchy moment, it was time for the Kodak Award, which went to cinematographer Tami Reiker.
Among those on hand to fete this year’s recipients were sexy Eva Mendes, funny man George Lopez and TV co-star Constance Marie.
The WIF program was founded in 1977 to honor those who help promote the role of women in the entertainment industry. Since then, women have made great strides in the industry or as WIF President Iris Grossman likes to say, “We’ve come a long way, baby.”
Love the smell of napalm in the morning? Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Do you depend on the kindness of strangers or do you want to be alone?
Snap out of it, my precious because there heeeere. These were just a few of AFI’s 100 best movie quotes of all time.
The institute asked 1,500 film directors, critics and historians to pick their faves. The top five? No. 5 was “Here’s looking at you kid” from “Casablanca. At No. 4 was “We’re not in Kansas anymore” from the “Wizard of Oz.”
“I could have been a contender” from “On the Waterfront” ranked No. 3. “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” from “The Godfather” was the second choice. And No. 1…. “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” from “Gone with the Wind.”
You can check out the complete list on the AFI Web site.
So go ahead, make your day and never forget life is like a box of chocolates, love means never having to say you’re sorry, there’s no place like home and tomorrow is another day!