Here are a few more thoughts on tonight's Academy Awards, which some people are predicting will be the dullest and lowest-rated telecast in Oscar history.
Shrug. I'll be happy if a) the show ends on time, so my editors don't start going into convulsions and b) the proper love is shown to No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood.
It would be nice if Paul Thomas Anderson, Tony Gilroy and Julian Schnabel won something tonight. But as far as I'm concerned, all will be right in the movie cosmos as long as Daniel Day-Lewis and the Coen brothers leave the auditorium clutching Oscars of their own.
Here are my predictions, which I posted earlier in the week. If the show is really slow, I'll pop in here periodically during the telecast and offer some running commentary.