TV The Oscars: Hour Two
posted by February 25 at 18:30 PMon
6:31: James Taylor once kicked the back of my friend’s chair repeatedly for an entire AA Meeting.
6:33: Is it wrong that this song makes me pray that a polar ice cap melts and drowns Melissa Etheridge right now?
6:45: “Ladies and gentleman, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Ben Affleck!” Ow.
6:49: Helen Mirren is a gorgeous goddess sent from Heaven.
6:52: Holy crap! Best adapted screenplay for “The Departed.” What a nice surprise. I was thinking this would be all “Little Children” and shit…
7:01: I want that tableau of four Queen Elizabeths for my screen saver. Also, the man pretending to be Eddie Murphy is a genius.
7:09: Sherry Lansing has had the past 89 years to prepare and memorize this speech. But no. Still, good for her. Without her, Samuel L. Jackson would’ve never been in that remake of Shaft.
7:12: Well done, Gwyneth. (I mean her looks not her talking.)
7:14: I was right about “Pan’s Labyrinth” winning at least two more awards. And yet the triumph is bittersweet. I wanted this to go to “Children of Men.”
7:16: It’s a dangerous thing when mimes form tribes.
7:23: It’s official. Helen Mirren is finally hotter than Catharine Deneuve.
7:33: The Pilobolous dance troupe turning into “Snakes on a Plane” was tremendous, and tremendously weird.
7:34: Clearly everyone but Abigail Breslin is better than Jennifer Hudson. But I want the girl who sang the great song to win!
7:36: I knew this moment would be sweet, and I was right. And that last-minute shout-out to Jennifer Holliday was righteous.