Sunday, March 7, 2010
A summary of my Oscar Tweets, Part 3
7:55 p.m. Mo'Nique thanks the Academy for honoring her performance and not taking the political route. What would have been the political route, Maggie Gyllenhaal? Oh well, Mo'Nique was great, and she deserves her award. 7:50 p.m. Precious beats Up in the Air for best adapted screenplay, the night's first real surprise. Could this be the start of something, an upset in other categories? I feel bad for Jason Reitman, who did a wonderful job adapting a Walter Kirn novel for Up in the Air. 7:40 p.m. Ben Stiller, dressed as a member of Na'Vi nation, manages to make the proceedings seem a whole lot sillier. Presents award for best make-up. Star Trek wins. Could be the first Oscar handed to anyone by a guy with a tail. 7:35 p.m. I'd been rooting for Denver's Daniel Junge to win in the best documentary short category. He didn't, but he has a great future.