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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

March 7, 2010 at 7:54 PM

The Oscars: “Up” takes best score.

The score nominees are presented with “a legion of extraordinary dancers,” and they’re all swell, if you like seeing hip-hop dancing incongruously matched up with, say, the “Sherlock Holmes” score. But hey, I love dance as much as anyone and probably more, but why is this on the Oscars? Is Debbie Allen muttering bitterly somewhere? And I’ll repeat: Why not skip this and have Lauren Bacall talk?
Anyway. End rant. No, not ending. Why are they doing a robot dance to “Up”? Did someone mix it up with “WALL*E,” which is the one with an actual robot in it? I have so many questions. So, after about an hour or so of dancing, the award gets presented to Michael Giacchino for “Up” (who acknowledges his parents and encourages kids to be creative, which gets a big roar of approval from the crowd). This means, of course, no change on the “Avatar”/”Hurt Locker” faceoff.

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