The 2008 Oscars are now history, but throughout Sunday's ceremony, I live-blogged some of the highlights, dull spots, and sweetest moments of the night.
The 2008 Oscars are now history, but throughout Sunday's ceremony, I live-blogged some of the highlights, dull spots, and sweetest moments of the night. Read on to see what I made of the ceremony as it was happening — and share your thoughts in the comments! (All time stamps PST, last entry first.)
8:52 p.m.: So, No Country for Old Men is the 80th Best Picture, the Coens took home a couple of twin statuettes, several of the year's best performances got their due — I'm pretty pleased with this year's awards. You?
8:48 p.m.: And, that's it! Only 18 minutes over, with just credits left to go — well played, Stewart.
8:46 p.m.: And No Country takes it! This really was their night. Oh, wow, and Cormac McCarthy is there!
8:45 p.m.: OK, this one's for all the marbles . . .
8:43 p.m.: I'm so torn: On the one hand, I'm disappointed that Diving Bell and the Butterfly will be shut out tonight; I thought Schnabel was a lock for Best Director. On the other hand, the Coens are wonderful. And Frances McDormand looked so pleased!
8:35 p.m.: Daniel Day-Lewis got an Oscar and a near-knighthood. Pretty good for one night, eh? It always amazes me how little he seems like any of his characters — very sweet and gracious, not brooding at all.
8:31 p.m.: Helen Mirren is just the very embodiment of classiness. I want to be Helen Mirren when I grow up!
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