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Sunday, February 24, 2008


With the Oscars tonight, just showing the normal view of the hallway the 'stars' will be walking through this evening.

Only looking for a couple of things this year, since I don't go to films much, anymore. Like to see "Persepolis" win for best animated film (WD has won their share, over the years) and "The Golden Compass" for visual effects or art direction (they did do that well).

Otherwise, will see what silent stars might be shown in a clip or two and see how the host does this year. (I guess I enjoyed the show more back in the days when Johnny Carson hosted it. He could deliver something biting, but with class.)

Follow-up during a show break: Well, very nice to see "The Golden Compass" win for Best Visual Effects. I do wish "Persepolis" would have won. But did see Charlie Chaplin on the show, in a clip from 80 years of Oscar moments.

Favorite moments: Seeing the song "Falling Slowly" from Once win (song by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - also stars of the film). Classy moment of the evening was Jon Stewart allowing songwriter Marketa Irglova back on stage after the commercial break to let her give her acceptance speech, after see was cut off by Conti. One of the few real moments of the whole evening.

As for the show, it had its lowest TV rating ever.

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