Since this blog is actually named for an Oscar-winning film, I guess I should throw out a few observations from last night's broadcast:
- Jon Stewart's line about Oscar's Tribute to Montages was, hands down, the best observation of the night. Reading on in search of more acute insight is a waste of your time.
- Can someone please take Jessica Alba to the zoo?
- I couldn't get the notion out of my head that Michelle Williams' dress was made entirely of pickled daikon.
- OK, I do have one comment about the montages. If the Academy would cut out just one montage, they could free up 30 extra seconds for screwballs like the guys who made March of the Penguins to make us all giggle.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman was uncanny in Capote. Go watch him.
- My only real disappointment was that Good Night, and Good Luck got shut out. Sure, Crash was an (kinda) unflinching look at the complexities of racism in America. I just happen to think that the country really needs to go see a movie that highlights the fact that the press wasn't always a brigade of ineloquent, ineffectual sensationalist pussies, too cowardly to scrutinize those in power.
- But why end on angry note when we can take another look at Michelle Williams in her lovely gown by Dolce and Benihana?