Monday, March 8, 2010
What a night! The rightful winners claimed the coveted 'golden man' at last night's Academy Awards. There were a couple surprises in the writing categories for best screenplay (Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker) and best adapted screenplay (Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious). Geoffrey gave a truly heartfelt speech and you could tell he was certainly not expecting the award.
Sandra. Simply sublime. A well-deserved win! She looked wonderful in Marchesa and positively radiant all night.
Kathryn Bigelow - I smile every time I relive her moment on stage. What she has done for female directors is tremendous. Indeed, "The time has come".
As for the show itself, I was none too pleased with the outcome. The expectations leading up to the event were so high, and as the night ran on, the laughs slowly vanished. NPH did a good job with the opening number but it was nothing compared to what Hugh Jackman did last year. We barely saw enough of Steve and Alec together which was unfortunate because their true talents were not tested. Enough already with the supposed "young darlings" - they did not rise up to the occasion and made awkward attempts to cover up their blunders ( thanks Miley and Kristen).