Follow us:

Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

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

February 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Oscars: The morning after

OK, I had way too much Diet Coke last night. A few lingering issues, from a mostly lively Oscar night:
— If David Seidler’s screenplay for “The King’s Speech” is based on a play (his own), why is it in the original screenplay category and not the adapted category?
— Why was Hilary Swank a presenter whose only purpose was to introduce another presenter (Kathryn Bigelow)? Did the organizers miscount, and need to squeeze Swank in somewhere?
— What happened to all the tweeting moms that we heard so much about?
— Did Anne Hathaway really need to wear so many dresses? Especially the blue one? And would somebody please find her a musical to star in?
— I had a computer malfunction for a while mid-Oscars, so missed a few things: Did Helen Mirren really introduce the foreign film category in French? Could that woman possibly be more amazing?
— James Franco. Why?
So, reviews on Hathaway and Franco are all over the map. What did you think? I found them charming at first, particularly in the Billy Crystal-ish segment at the beginning where they inserted themselves into nominated movies, but they wore thin pretty quickly: Franco seemed catatonic; Hathaway too quickly became the Oscar-night cheerleader. Why don’t they just let Helen Mirren host the thing?

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►