Oscars final tally: 17 and 7. Not exactly my best ever. I usually like to get at least 20 right. However, with three short film categories, it doesn’t leave much room for error. Had a nagging feeling about a few of them, but Crash… That was out of the blue… Or was it?
Over fifty percent of the academies voting body are actors. When you think about what an actor driven film Crash is and that it won the SAG award for ensemble cast, it begins to stand to reason. I like Crash. Sure, it’s emphatic, but it’s good. Personally, my favorite film of 2005 was Squid and the Whale. But what do I know?
More importantly, I just squeaked by the girl from Atlanta. 4-3. Not exactly a win I can be proud of… While a “W” is a “W”, in consideration of my “done deal” comment, perhaps we can call it a tie.
I watched the Oscars from my hotel room in Miami. Thought Jon Stewart was really funny. Loved him in bed with Clooney.
I was in Miami for the film festival. TYFS played in this incredible theater called the Gussman. It looked like an old time movie palace… that seats 1,500 people. Beautiful ornate walls and moldings. And what a crowd – When I came on stage for the Q&A, I got a partial standing-O (first time).