As Hollywood settles back into a more quotidian routine, its Oscargasm finally over and the glitz and glam neatly folded away till another season, it's a good time to take a look back at a few of this year's awards season highlights.
The Oscar event is one of the few remaining common grounds we Americans can talk about without having to listen to Sean Hannity or Keith Olbermann. Like the Super Bowl, watching is a major social event.
Just how many remarkably talented people work in the movie business was never more vivid to me than last night while hosting the show. Here are some of the things I will remember about last night's Oscars.
Bigelow's characters are human beings, every one capable of transgressing simple definitions, forcing us to think deeply about choices we make, and ultimately about human experience and our common "reality."
Welcome to the 2010 Academy Awards, a celebration of monstrous, gasp-inducing creative bankruptcy which you continue to watch year after year like the pathetic, salivating dogs we have programmed you to be!
Pre-Oscar kneecapping of The Hurt Locker misses the point: despite being set in Baghdad, the film was never really about Iraq. It's about the addiction that grips war correspondents and soldiers alike.