3/8 Oscarweb Round-up (Oscar hangover edition)

Posted by · 8:15 am · March 8th, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow at the 82nd annual Academy AwardsMelissa Silverstein with a personal reflection on those four words: “the time has come.” [Women & Hollywood]

Anne Thompson gets a nice soundbite from “Logorama” director Nicolas Schmerkin backstage: “It took longer than ‘Avatar.’  It took more directors than ‘Avatar.'” [Thompson on Hollywood]

Paola Singer sits down with Best Foreign Language Film winner Juan Jose Campanella. [Speakeasy]

Pete Hammond writes up the ceremony as “predictable” and once again gives himself a shout-out for floating Sandra Bullock as an idea back in November. [Notes on a Season]

Devin Faraci calls the proceedings “filled with cool little surprises when it came to being geeky.” [CHUD]

Scott Feinberg points out that the flower in Mo’Nique’s hair was a tribute to Hattie McDaniel. [And the Winner Is…]

The Dude’s acceptance speech, remixed, if you will. [Vulture]

Patrick Goldstein asks if expanding the Best Picture field ultimately made any difference. [The Big Picture]

Scott Bowles on the long, engine-that-could Oscar journey of “The Hurt Locker.” [USA Today]




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  • 1 3-08-2010 at 8:45 am

    adam said...

    Expanding Best Picture hasn’t changed anything in terms of the overall outcome.

    The mindset of the members and the type of films they like are still the same.

  • 2 3-08-2010 at 11:11 am

    Jessica said...

    I think one year is too quick to make a judgement on having 10 films. Give it at least 3 years to see if things can be different in other years.

  • 3 3-08-2010 at 2:51 pm

    Maxim said...

    “It took longer than ‘Avatar.’ ”

    So did Duke Nukem Forever.

    “took more directors than ‘Avatar.’”

    So did Duke Nukem Forever.