So I ended up watching the Oscars last night. Or part of the Oscars at least. One TV was airing a re-run starting at 9:30PM. By 11PM I was already dozing off in front of the television. I went to bed at 12:30 and they still had a while to go. My friend who was watching the whole thing said it lasted until about 2AM. Four and a half hours is just waaaaaaaay too long!
I don't get why they don't try to make the Oscars shorter, more fun, more dynamic. They could have easily shaved an hour off the ceremony, by removing all those long edits of old movies, or by removing the speech made by the president of Academy Awards association or whoever he is...
Anyway, here is the list of all the nominees and winners. And here is a very cool blog dedicated to criticizing what stars wear. Of course, the Oscars are the perfect place to gather juicy material about the stars and their sometimes questionable fashion sense.
Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show, hosted the ceremony for the first time, and did a pretty decent job. The best joke of the night:
"Bjork couldn't be here tonight. She was trying on her dress and Dick Cheney shot her", in reference to the swan-like outfit she once wore to the Oscars. What the hell was she thinking?