The Oscar All-Nighter

Fear not, your worries are over, I have returned safely. Did you have a fun weekend? I did.

As per my now four-year-old tradition, I stayed up all night to watch the Oscars. Twas a most entertaining night! Last year’s ceremony was kinda spoilt by people raving about the war…Though not that much was really said (with one attention-seeking exception), every time somebody went onstage you worried they’d go off on one. Thankfully this year was pretty much a politics-free zone, which made it a much more relaxed evening.

Billy Crystal is a born Oscar host – few people would be able to get away with some of the cracks he came out with! I was happy to see LOTR:ROTK win 11 oscars from 11 nominations. For me, ROTK was an extraordinary achievement…especially when you think how amazingly easy it would have been to mess up. It has also pretty much beaten Titanic, which won 12 awards but was nominated for 14. The only disappointment of the evening was Sean Penn winning best actor over Bill Murray. It was only disappointing in that BM would have undoubtedly been amusing; I haven’t actually seen either Mystic River or Lost in Translation. Speaking of LiN, I felt sorry for Sofia Coppola. She’s the first American woman to be nominated for Best Director and all any of the interviewers did was ask about her father (Francis Ford Coppola – director of The Godfather series, Apocalypse Now, Dracula etc.) She won for Best Original Screenplay, though. All in all, an excellent time was had by me, though I did pay for it all day Monday 🙂