Oscar's best shot

The best two minutes -- oy, by far -- of the entire Academy Awards.


Kl
March 6, 2006 9:48AM (UTC)

It wasn't so bad. George Clooney's speech defending Hollywood's big ole heart was nice, and Philip Seymour Hoffman's tribute to his mom was touching. Jon Stewart was pretty good, and Dolly Parton is a genuine force of nature. On the other hand, Reese Witherspoon offered a sort of windy rehash of her previous acceptance speeches (the other shows are all televised too, little lady), and Ang Lee delivered the "wish I knew how to quit you" line to the sound of crickets. And the last few minutes were a big bummer because we really, really agree with Andrew O'Hehir about "Crash." Really and truly we do.

The highlight of the show came in the first five minutes; the first of many highlight reels, it was the only one we wanted to watch again. And again and again.

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