Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Belated Oscar memories

ME: So are you looking forward to the Academy Awards this year?

MY BROTHER: No. I don’t like Jon Stewart.

ME: You don’t like Jon Stewart?

MY BROTHER: No, I like Conan O’Brien.

Well. Perhaps my brother was right. If you can believe The Oregonian, this year’s Oscars were a big ole dud. But I beg to differ. While admittedly the show was no barn burner, there were definitely some Memorable Moments. Diablo Cody ’s starstruck acceptance for creating Juno. (And yes, that's Ms. Cody in the photo above, sleeping in on Monday morning.) Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova triumphing for their soulful, affecting song “Falling Slowly,” from one of my favorite films of 2007, Once. AND Irglova being brought back to the stage, after getting the hook from the orchestra, whereupon she delivered the most gracious acceptance of the entire evening.

Why not admit it: I’m totally willing to sit through 3 hour and 22 minutes to tear up a few time, y’know?

5 comments:

k. crow said...

What, no highlight montage? Now that would have suited the temperament of the show...

ShellyL said...

"Once" is my favorite 2007 film too. A simple, brilliant work that transcends the "typical" love story. Ahhh...they don't get together in the end...

Carol Ann said...

i liked the tribute to binoculars and periscopes myself

col ceathair said...

Re: Once -- in Ireland, actually I think it could be fairly typical that they don't get together in the end.

CAWohlmut said...

Dick Cavett has a great take on the Oscars on his blog at NYTimes.com. I have to say, I agree with both Mead and Dick on this one