(Quick) Oscar Impressions:
— Best achievement award for not running overtime.
— Franco/Hathaway: Bit of a bipolar pair. Didn’t find them especially annoying, except for Franco’s silly drag moment.
— Over-the-top line: Hathaway introducing Oprah: “Lucky we can breathe the same air.”
— Tactful: Finally, no clapping/popularity contest during the “In Memoriam” segment.
— Nostalgia: The warm reception for Billy Crystal.
— Director: Should have been David Fincher. Social Network was the total package (zeitgeist included). Thankfully, Aaron Sorkin won for screenplay, Trent Reznor for music.
— Actress: And Annette Bening keeps waiting. Looks like she’ll follow Streep in the most-deserving-but-don’t hold-your-breath department. But what will it take to win her first? (And depressing how hubby Warren Beatty has deteriorated.)
— Actor: Colin Firth, no problem.
— Best Picture: Knew it was in the can when I heard the King’s speech-over in the nominees recap.