I'm liveblogging the Oscars with Steev, but the internet signals are weak, so posts may be sparse. Biggest surprise of the evening (so far):Marshall Bell (Kuato from Total Recall... and the bad guy from Twins) is the beloved husband of Milena Canonero, Oscar-winning costume designer for Marie Antoinette (and, notably, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining).
Less surprising: Steev made some delicious potato leek soup for the occasion. I'm drinking a Wolaver's organic pale ale. NEWS FROM THE OTHER ROOM: An Inconvenient Truth just won an Academy Award. Steev just cracked a joke I couldn't make out. He just shouted "Al Gore is holding an Oscar! (laughter) Why is Al Gore..."
LET's FACE IT: we are NOT gonna get all enamored of young Abigail Breslin, the 10 and 3/4 old actress nominated for Little Miss Sunshine, let's devalue her acheivement and suggest that she be nominated for a historically anomalous sub-Oscar...
WOW! all these Mexican nominees...while i haven't been following any possible cable news drumbeat re: this Mexican Nominee meme...i gotta say: WHO IS GONNA STEP UP AND BE THE CINEMATIC EQUIVALENT OF THOSE AMERICAN PATRIOTS, THE MINUTEMEN!???