Live OscarBlogging – Chapter 8

How very classy…Jon Stewart brings the other half of the “Best Song” winner back on stage after the commercial, so she can say what the orchestra’s cut-off prevented her from saying.

(This is not a waste of time. The speeches are always the best thing of the night.)

Cameron Diaz presents Cinematography…yet another fave category. Cinematography is about the photography of a movie. Watch a movie and turn off the story-following part of your brain and just enjoy it as a series of lights and shapes and colors…great cinematography means that it’s still a damned enjoyable show.

“There Will Be Blood” or “No Country For Old Men,” gotta be. And it goes to “Blood.” Well-deserved. Shot after shot, you could smell the kerosene.

He’s wearing a perfectly correct tux but I don’t think he’s wearing an undershirt. So you get that sort of vague pink/peach color coming through.

Hilary Swank introduces the annual “In Memoriam” reel. She looks eerily like an alternate-reality Judy Garland who never got into showbiz or pills, and who got enough proper nutrition as a kid to reach full human height.

I wonder what these “In Memoriam” reels will look like in twenty years, when there are so few actors left who’ve had such long and full careers. It’ll become a parade of “Oh…that guy!”s.

3 thoughts on “Live OscarBlogging – Chapter 8”

  1. I have to agree with you, I was really impressed by the fact that Jon brought her out to finish up what she wanted to say. Very smart of Jon.

  2. Agreed, bringing Marketa Irglova back out after the commercial was great. I was booing in the theater when they cut her off.

    No, not the Kodak Theater, but the Strand Theater in Rockland, Maine. They have a great setup having the HDTV broadcast up on the big screen. It was fun to dress up and go out to see the Oscars.

    They also showed the Super Bowl, and have regular live simulcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.

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