historic year this was, not merely b/c of kathryn bigelow's win but b/c it was the 1st yr in, oh, 13 plus years that m and i did not host an oscar party (sorry coco!). next year we'll be back. meantime, enjoy this bounty of assorted thoughts:
-i have yet to see avatar and i didn't love hurt locker per se but i was so thrilled to have the latter best the former. a resounding win for the little guy, female directors, iraq movies, etc.
- thrilled to see logorama win best animated short. well-deserved.
- not so thrilled to see The New Tenants (the worst of the live-action shorts) win. movie feels like a naked bid for legitimacy, w/ name actors, 'comedic' deaths, bag of drugs, hijinks. not so good. i much preferred 'the door' and 'instead of abracadabra'
-unlike a lot of people, i liked the li'l testimonials before best actor/actress.
-why is the death tribute always mawkish and awkward instead of solemn and honorific?