Monday, February 27, 2012
Academy Awards Balcony Viewing:
Nick Verreos, TV Guide Network Countdown and Red Carpet Show, Hollywood & Highland Center, Academy Awards 2012
Last night as we all know (unless you have been living under a rock!) was the Academy Awards! Not only is it the "Super Bowl" of Film...but also for FASHION!!! I was honored and humbled to be asked back to join the TV Guide Network Academy Awards Coverage Team and be the "Fashion Guy" and give my immediate and LIVE "Nick Two Cents" beginning in the Countdown Show as well as the Red Carpet LIVE show Hosted by Chris Harrison.
Fearsome Threesome: Tabatha Coffey, Nick Verreos and Maria Sansone, TV Guide Network Academy Award Countdown and Red Carpet Show
I was on the "Bridge" about 20 feet above the Academy Awards Red Carpet in the formerly-known-as-the-Kodak Theater with Tabatha Coffey--my Fashion Wrap Sistah!--as well as Maria Sansone. Maria was our "ringleader" and she was absolutely FABULOUS!! Loved her and her gold sequined gown! Speaking of gowns, of course, Miss Tabatha looked stunning in her black silk taffeta strapless Mermaid-shape ensemble. LOVED those pockets Miss Tabatha!! We were positioned next to ABC Local Oscars Coverage Team (with former Supermodel Roshumba Williams!) and Access Hollywood. Also up in the Balcony were EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN Showbiz Tonight, among others.
84th Annual Academy Awards Red Carpet--View from the "Bridge"
We had a PERFECT position atop the red carpet looking down at the entire "show". We were LIVE when Sacha Baron Cohen (as "The Dictator") dumped the "ashes" Ryan Seacrest, as well as having a bird's eye view when all the stars arrived, one after another. I can't even describe the excitement of being there--and especially being right ABOVE them!!! We filmed our Countdown and Live Red Carpet Show and before we could pronounce "Haute Couture" was OVER! Well, our filming was, but not our Red Carpet oogling!! Tabatha Fierce: It was cold up there on our balcony location and soon Miss Tabatha Coffey got her fur mini-cape on! She looked fabulous and chic--and kept herself warm as well! How you say "You Go Girl!" in Australian slang???
Meryl Gold: If you look closely--and focus your eyes--you can see Meryl Streep in there--in her Custom Lanvin by Alber Elbaz draped gold lame gown--as she makes her way toward the theater, finishing her red carpet moment...
Gwenyth Column: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow--one of my Best Dressed of the Night in that Tom Ford silk crepe gown and floor-length cape--poses (with her publicist Stephen Huvane standing by) Jennifer and Tim: A close-up (from my Balcony Location above the Red Carpet) of Jennifer Lopez--in her plunging, and semi-controversial, Zuhair Murad gown--being interviewed by my former project Runway Mentor, the one-and-only Tim Gunn
Penelope Meet Tim: I even captured a good shot of Spanish actress Penelope Cruz--in an Armani Prive gunmetal gray silk organza ball gown--also being interviewed by Tim Gunn
After we wrapped our TV Guide Network Countdown and LIVE Red Carpet filming--and the Oscars Red Carpet was done--I made my way to our "holding area" and guess who I ran into...
Say OSCAR: Project Runway Season 8 Finalist and Project Runway All Star Contestant Mondo Guerra, my former TV Guide Fashion Wrap host Lawrence Zarian , and Nick Verreos
I had a FABULOUS day doing the Fashion Commentary with my Gals up in the Balcony for TV Guide Network--Tabatha Coffey and Maria Sansone (and Carly Steel and Ali Landry up in the TV Guide "Penthouse")--as well as the Boys: Marc Istook and our Host Chris Harrison. It was yet another very memorable Oscars Sunday for me! Thank you to TV Guide Network and Thank you to EVERYONE who worked on the shows!! Y'all are INCREDIBLE!!! Oh and of course, Thank You to the viewers!! Hope you guys had as much fun watching us as we had getting all the Red Carpet DISH out for you!! To watch clips of TV Guide Network's 2012 Academy Awards Red Carpet Coverage--Click HERE on TV Guide's YouTube Channel


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