Red Carpet Candids
Kate Winslet, who was nominated for her role in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, said her thoughts before the Oscars® focused on her parents, who accompanied her to the ceremony.
"I've actually been very preoccupied with making sure my mother knows what she's wearing and she's okay and she's got the bag and the whole thing…Making sure that my dad's shirt does up properly," she says. "I'm just preoccupied with everyone else, which I think is good!"
"I'm up for nothing, so I have no worries," Halle says. "Let's hope I don't trip down the steps or something—I'd be the first one to trip down the steps."
Gayle: Mommyhood seems to agree with you!
Gwyneth: I'm having the best time. I'm completely in love and enchanted with her, and she's just amazing!
Gayle: I've read that you will never bring your husband [Chris Martin of the band Coldplay] on the red carpet. Is that still true?
Gwyneth: That's very true, yes. You see people sort of get together and break up and it always seems like the people who are the most public with it sort of suffer the most publicly if it doesn't work out or if it does work out. It just seems like it invites the whole world in and I just prefer not to do it that way.
Gayle: But things are okay in the Paltrow-Martin household?
Gwyneth: We're a happy household!
"At the last minute I tried a couple dresses on for all my friends and they were like, 'Definitely that one!'" she says. "And I loved this one so much too, so it all just sort of came together!"
"Gisele looks beautiful! Congratulations," Gayle says.
"It really made me happy," she says. "I came here really relaxed."
Gayle: You look beauteous. Do you intend to be brunette from now on?
Renée: I have no idea. I hadn't thought it through yet, you know? I'm just seeing what happens.
"I wanted to look timeless," she says. "I wanted to be proud of this picture 30 years from now."
Gayle: How did you all decide what you're going to wear this evening?
Melanie: He picked my dress, see, because [of the very low-cut back.]
Gayle: Whoa, nice job. What do you like about that dress on your wife?
Antonio: It's sexy. I like her to look sexy.
Gayle: You always look fantastic. You could wear a paper sack and look fantastic.
Salma: Oh, no. I watched [ Look 10 Pounds Thinner-Instantly! ] where they tell you what's right for you—if you're short, if you're this or that. See, I have my Oprah training for my Oscar® dress!
Gayle: What are you presenting?
John: Best original score. The pronunciations are a little unusual. Like Jan A. P. Kaczmarek.
Gayle: You did that well!
"It's pathetic," Adam Sandler says. "I'm a stand-up comedian. I should be happy by now about going in front of people. But I get sick."
"I'm completely happy at home hanging out with the kids," she answers. [Being here] is just kind of reminding people, 'I didn't die—I just gave birth.'"