Monday, March 06, 2006

Hollywood's biggest night

So you saw the Oscars. Big upset that Crash won. But when the nominates are split down the middle between best picture and best director nominees this is what the academy does: split it. Ang Lee became the first Asian to win the best director award.

Of the films released in India, King Kong won three - sound mixing, sound editing and best visual effects; Memoirs of a Geisha won three too - Best cinematography, best art direction and one award I don't even remember.

Apart from best picture, Crash won best editing and best original screenplay.
Clooney, winning the best supporting actor for Syrianna, delivered the best line of the evening. "So I won't be winning for best director.''

Reese Witherspoon won for best actress for portral of June Cartey in Walk the Line. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won for best actor for Capote, thanked his mother for passing on her passions to him. ``We are at party, Mom,'' Hoffman said, adding, "Be proud, Mom. Because, I am proud of you.''