The season is over, let the next Oscar season begin. I managed to correctly predict 15 of the winners out of 21 categories - not too bad, I think. A few thoughts on tonight's show:
* With Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting I figured this would be a fairly entertaining show but damn, that was kind of... lame. What happened? Maybe next year Tina Fey and Robert Downey Jr. can host because their little presenting bit was pretty awesome.
* So there's not enough time to let the winners have a full minute to make their statements but there is time for a friggin' interpretive dance to the score nominees? Fail.
* Why is George Clooney doing a Russell Crowe impression?
* Good on Mo'Nique for her statement about the ridiculousness of Oscar campaigning.
* Quentin Tarantino is such a delightful weirdo.
* No Farah Fawcett in the In Memorium segment? Dude, that's a pretty glaring omission.
* When did they change "And the Oscar goes to..." to "And the winner is..."?
* Sandra Bullock wouldn't have been my choice (Carey Mulligan all the way), but good for her for not being one of those weepy mess winners and for delivering a rather charming speech.
* The Hurt Locker! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssss!
* And, finally, I am so glad that I live on the West Coast, where the show ends at 9pm.
List of winners under the cut:
Picture: The Hurt Locker
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actor: Jeff Bridges
Actress: Sandra Bullock
Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker
Adapted Screenplay: Precious
Editing: The Hurt Locker
Art Direction: Avatar
Costume Design: The Young Victoria
Makeup: Star Trek
Visual Effects: Avatar
Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker
Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker
Original Score: Up
Original Song: The Weary Kind
Documentary Feature: The Cove
Foreign Language Film: The Secret In Their Eyes
Animated Feature: Up
And with that I'm taking the week off, I'll be back next week with new reviews.