Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Oscars: Two Happy Outcomes, Two Gripes

I was so happy that Crash won. I didn't see all the nominated films, but it would be hard for me to imagine a more deserving movie.

And I thought Jon Stewart was an outstanding host. So much unnecessary pressure was placed on him, and I thought he handled the job with the perfect mix of respect and irreverence. And he was very funny. I hope he comes back next year.

But the distracting and disrespectful underscoring during the acceptance speeches was ridiculous.

And I still think Thandie Newton and Naomi Watts were robbed.

But the visions of Salma Hayek and Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba and Bahar Soomekh and Hillary Swank made up for everything.

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