Monday, February 23, 2009

Two More Notes on the Oscars

Two more comments on the Oscar ceremonies last night. One light and the other serious.

First, Ben Stiller did a hillarious impersonation of Joaquin Phoenix's recent appearance on Lettermen when he was co-presenting the Oscar for Best Cinematography with Natalie Portman.

Second, with all the Oscars Slumdog Millionaire won last night I was saddened none of the winners could find a moment to mention the innocent people killed in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) last November where the film was set. You would think the tragedy would have warranted a sentence. An acknowledgement of some kind. But I suppose Bollywood, like Hollywood, is more inclined to identify with the terrorists than their victims. I guess moviemakers find terrorists more glamorous.

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