OscarBlog 2009 – Stave 6

Best Supporting Actor nominees. Okay, Arkin mangled Hoffman’s name. But it’s good to see Joel Grey on a big stage, under any circumstances. (So now we know: they’re only singing “Happy Birthday” to the acting nominees.) Actually, I think this is all a big tribute to Jerry Lewis. In addition to the humanitarian Oscar, they’re…

OscarBlog 2009 – Stave 3

More looks at the “we don’t have enough money to do a proper set” intentional set design. I wonder if that’s a smart move. Remember, during the hardest times of the 20th century, moviegoers went to the movies because they wanted to see glitz and sparkle and tuxedoed men and women in luxurious ballgowns being…