Was there any doubt that Hollywood was biased toward Shakespeare in Love? They went to Gwyneth Paltrow for at least 20 reaction shots throughout the show. I haven’t seen the movie, but it better be REALLY good in order to have dominated like that, especially over Saving Private Ryan.
And speaking of, If Steven Spielberg is the Best Director of the year, exactly who directed the Best Picture? You could see the disappointment on Harrison Ford’s face when he had to read “Shakespeare in Love” as the Best Picture.
Tom Hanks – looking scraggly with the beard…
Helen Hunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta Jones – looking good…
Ed Harris – looking bald. Is it just me, or did he have a lot more hair just a couple of years ago in Apollo 13?
As for Elia Kazan, whom a lot of people protested because of his involvement in the McCarthy era… GET OVER IT! It was freakin 50 years ago! Most of the people who were protesting were kids back then!
What was with that “tapping to the nominated scores”? Utter trash.
I liked the song from “Babe: Pig in the City” from Randy Newman and Peter Gabriel. Is it just me, or is Randy Newman becoming the king of soundtracks for G/PG-rated kids movies?
And would someone PLEASE explain to my why the First Adulteress… er, Monica Lewinsky… is at the Oscar parties? Isn’t her 15 minutes of fame up? And WHY are we treating her like a celebrity? Please, just let her fade into obscurity quickly.
90’s word to retire as soon as possible – “Diva”. I am so sick of hearing everyone and their mom referred to as a “diva”. It was old five years ago when used to describe En Vogue.