And I do mean brief.
I’m really glad Heath Ledger won. I really don’t feel like it was just a gimmie because he died- he did a fantastic, chilling, insane job in Dark Knight. And I have to think that having previous winners/awesome actors give you compliments had to take some of the sting out of not winning for the other nominees.
Alicia Keyes really does have one of the sexiest speaking voices I’ve ever heard.
I’d forgotten that Bernie Mac had died until I saw the In Memorium montage. Seeing him up there made me really sad.
Anne Hathaway receiving compliments from Shirley MacLaine was one of the best things ever. And it must be hard to be Meryl Streep, because at this point, how do you graciously accept the same compliments you’ve been hearing for most of your life and still seem genuine about it? I do have to say though, that the previous best actors did a better job at coming off as genuine and off the cuff than the previous best actresses- most of them really felt rehearsed.
I wish there had been better filming angles for the Baz Luhrman musical number. I really wanted to see the Mamma Mia drill interpretation more clearly, and they really kind of messed that up from filming from too high up.
Angelina Jolie is breathtaking.