I predicted Mo’Nique would be the best supporting actress and Sandra Bullock would e the Best Actress. I also predicted that Bigelow would be the first woman to win as best director, as so beautifully given by Barbra Streisand!
As I suspected, Elinor Burkett pulled a Kanye West at the Oscars last night; what a loser.
I was also glad to see an African-American writer win for best screen adaptation for Precious.
In a way I’m glad Avatar did not win best film because I’m finally seeing it tonight, and it would probably be too crazy at the theater if it won. I don’t think science fiction films have ever really won best film, and pure commercial value (although they never adjust for ticket prices or inflation) does not mean Oscar win either. More artistic movies, like Hurt Locker, are apt to win. They needn’t be epic, and the timing and politics for it were right.
My friend Ed helped me BBQ last night and Alex and her friend Kaylea joined us for watching much of the Oscars and the subsequent Barbara Walters special with Mo’Nique, Bullock and a retrospective since Barbara says she is not going to do anymore of these types of shows.