Reese Witherspoon steps out to present the Oscar for Best Actor. It would be gracious and divine if Peter O’Toole could upset and win. If only…if only, man. And the Oscar goes to Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland. Fine. It’s okay. And he’s stammering again. And now he’s got his groove on. Forest is better than okay. “Into the next lifetime!”
The Oscar for Best Song…great one-liner by John Travolta….”but that’s enough about me”…and the Oscar goes to Meliissa Etheridge and her song, “I Need To Wake Up,” from An Inconvenient Truth. She said it — this is the generation that can wake up, stand up and make the necessary changes.
Jerry Seinfeld announcing the Best Feature Documentary Oscar..”these incredibly depressing movies”…I missed the point of that “the deal is, you rip us off” joke…and the Oscar goes to An Inconvenient Truth! Not a surprise but a fluttery pleasure wave anyway. Al Gore‘s speech at the end was noble, perfect…what a guy. He’s so much more tonight than he’s ever been before. Al, everyone loves you, and everyone (even a sizable portion of the right-wing denial brigade) is on the team.
The Best Visual Effects Oscar is supposed to go to….fantastic drug-use-reference joke by Robert Downey! The Visual FX Oscar is supposed to go to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. And the Oscar goes to Pirates! Superb work done by all, and also by the great Bill Nighy as Davy Jones.