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Academy Awards, March 7, 2010

The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony was held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to honor its selection of the best films of 2009 on March 7, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was televised in the United States on ABC. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were the co-hosts there.

Akumal's Laura Bush Wolfe hosted the 5th Annual Academy Awards Benefit at the Lol Ha Beach Bar, and the red carpet here was lined with a lineup of strong actors who were on hand to take advantage of the balmy weather.

A good time was had by all.

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Oscar Night has arrived at the Lol Ha Beach Bar.

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin were the co-hosts out in L.A.

And, Laura Bush was the hostess at Akumal's Lol Ha Beach Bar Theatre.

It was decorated with white table cloths for this premier event of March 2010.

And, Loquito was dressed up and brought inside as a Maitre de, but he seemed to scare people off.

The Akumalian's staff was on hand as reporter and photographer, and here he is doing an interview with Loquito. "Who does your makeup?"

Diane & Bob Mather had a ring-side table for the evening of festivities.

As did Tom Baxter and Diane Mahan.

While Steve & Judy Holz were up in the first balcony.

There was the usual pool set up for attempting to select the winners in the 5 major categories.

Judy Baxter was right there too.

Elsie Bush was one of the first down the red carpet.

Karen & Greg Goudy were there as well, and they were celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary.

The Devil Wears Prada's Meryl Streep, a ka' Gabriella Herbert, (r) with her secretary, Isabel Schober, arrive at the entrance.

Diane, one of the Desperate Housewives, is having a quiet, incognito moment with Goldie Hawn

Dave, Dan and Ingrid are enjoying the comings and goings from their premier position.

What's this? Meryl Streep and Robert Redford (a ka' Arlene & Richard Pargot) have just arrived, literally, from "Out of Africa".

Mary Henderson, another Desperate Housewife, has taken up a secluded position off to the side of the red carpet.

Gabriella Herbert and Diane Mahan wave to the crowd as they enter.

Russ & Stephanie Motely are deep in thought as they make their pool selections.

Paul Sanchez-Navarro is helping Laura do the red carpet interviews, and the parade is about to begin.

Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio arrive via the Titanic.

Laura and Paul have a pile of questions on their designer clothes and love interests.

Natalie and Ryan Bush-Wolfe were really enjoying the parade of stars coming to Akumal.

Jose and Paula are very elgantly dressed for the star-studded evening.

What a quartet!! It's Goldie Hawn escorted by Cary Grant, and Sally Field is with Gary Sinese!!

Sally Field was just asked an obscure question about her early days as "The Flying Nun".

Denny Mahan has a ring-side seat and cheers the stars on.

Elsie, Laura,and Myrna take the time for a group photo op during a break in the proceedings.

Stephanie and Russ Motley are really enjoying themselves as they await the beginning of the real show.

The Desperate Housewives have arrived without their current love interests.

One of the problems on Wisteria Lane is, don't give the mike to Diane.

It's Meryl Streep!!! Her secretary is there too.

Tom Hanks has arrived with his box of chocolates, and he provides a long interview with Laura.

Carl Fredrickson, a ka' Steve Clouther, just flew in from Paradise Falls in S. America for this Event. Flight time - 16 days.

Carl is about to be lifted aloft as Paul looks on. Help!!!!

During a lull in the Oscar presentation, Laura introduced Chef Reynaldo with a tray of Abbbsollooootely MMMMaaaahhhh-velllousss chocolates he made.

Russ & Stephanie win the "Name the Mystery Star" - Penelope Cruz - are are rewarded with a photo-op and some wine.

Mary and Ingrid enjoy a quiet moment as the exciting Oscar evening starts to draw to a conclusion.

Having just made a non-stop cross-coutry trip on his bike, Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives on Akumal's red carpet.

Steve Clouther wins the "Best Dressed Red Carpet" category for his portrayal of Carl Fredrickson from Up. And Clooney thought he was "Up In The Air."

And Ryan and his friends cheer wildly. "Way to go, Carl."

Goldie and Cary quietly slip into the night.

Arlene Pargot seems to be enjoying another world. Is it Las Vigas or that tent at the Kusini Tented Lodge on the Serengetti?

The countdown has begun for Oscar Night 2011. Make your reservation and prepare for the red carpet.

Remember how hectic this February was with all the Events? And to think that we shall have the Oscar night back in February next year!!!!!!!!!!!

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