This has got to be the longest Oscar on record. It’s 11:31 AM EST. Lady Gaga came out and sang a medley of songs from, wait for it, “The Sound of Music”! Then Julie Andrews came out! And neither of these things has anything to do with this year’s nominated films! WAY TO MAKE A LONG SHOW LONNNNNGER!And did I mention that “Grand Budapest Hotel” won Best Production Design for Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock? Oh, I did…It’s been a long night.
And btw, Best Documentary went as expected to “Citizen Four” and “Glory” from “Selma” won Best Song. At least “Selma” won SOMEthing!
As I type this, the New York Film Critics Circle are announcing their winners. They are the first major awards body to do this. Tomorrow, it’s the National Board of Review.
They’re moving pretty fast. That means they’re in agreement. They vote in rounds. So I think that means that the following five awards were pretty much voted unanimously.
They are: “Lego Movie” Best Animated Film
Best Foreign Film: “Ida”
Best Documentary/Non-fiction film: “Citizen Four”
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette “Boyhood”
We may be in for a very boring Awards season in those two categories I feel. Since Simmons and Arquette may now go on to win EVERYTHING on the LONNNNG road to the Oscars in February.
More soon as the other winners are announced.
Congratulations to my distinguished guest,seen here at the Provincetown Film Festival 2012, filmmaker Kirby Dick, for winning Best Documentary at the Indie Spirit Awards tonight!