posted by February 25 at 20:50 PMon
This Academy Awards shit is coming down to the wire.
Hot topic of the second: How will the Academy show its penance to Scorsese after he wins? I predict a freakishly long standing O, but I’d like to see weeping and teeth-gnashing.
8:54: Helen Mirren’s sequined rack makes a most gorgeous backdrop to Oscar.
9:02: Give Peter O’Toole as Oscar-shaped tombstone. Forest Whitaker gets the Oscar all sane people knew was his, hurrah.
9:06: Jesus, why don’t they just have Martin Scorsese’s mother give out Best Director?!
9:09: Okay, now I really want “The Departed” to win. Why not? It didn’t suck! Come on!
9:10: I love that Leonardo DiCaprio has grown up into Martin Scorsese’s new male muse. He hasn’t been great for a while, but I’ll never forget how good he was right out of the gate, in “This Boy’s Life” and “Gilbert Grape”.
9:13: It’s anyone’s guess. I’m voting “Departed.”
9:14: And I’m right! I mean, I’m wrong! I picked “Little Miss Crapface”! But I’m so glad I was wrong.
9:17: And now we are done. The artistry and star-power of “The Departed” made it that rare B picture that wins Best Picture. Good for Martin Scorsese, good for Hollywood, goodnight.