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?