*Was Steven Spielberg being sincere in saying that Marty Scorsese, who happened to be there presenting his award, was a huge influence on him? Anyone see traces of Mean Streets in E.T.?
*Why didn’t they show Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in the same frame, even when Salma was onstage talking to Penelope in the audience? Are they the same person?
*Didn’t Colin Farrell seem awfully rehearsed and long winded considering he had no idea he could win?
*Don’t you hate it when the winners make a point of praising the four nominees they beat, rubbing their faces in the sadism of the moment, all in the name of good sportmanship?
*Didn’t everyone seem like they were on major drugs?
*Is it OK to like Mickey Rourke now?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 12, 2009