Posted by Wesley Morris
March 7, 2010 11:53 PM
It's Barbra Streisand, graciously agreeing to give Kathryn Bigelow her
Oscar. As you may know, Streisand has been passed over for nominations
in this category, but obviously finds it an honor to lift Bigelow
through the Academy's glass ceiling. I believe La Barbra just asked to
hold the Oscar. For Bigelow? For herself? It's a nice moment. There's
almost no time before Tom Hanks announces that "The Hurt Locker" is
also the best picture of the year. Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, and
Jeremy Renner go nuts in the aisles and on stage. Very nice. The new
voting didn't produce an upset. Another nice moment as Steve Martin and
Alec Baldwin sign off with a still-suprised Kathryn Bigelow standing
between them holding a pair of Oscars. The show actually got better in
the last 45 minutes. Rare. Although the first two hours and 15 minutes
or so were dreary. Onward and upward. Thanks for reading
everybody. What do you say: next year, "Tron"?
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