March 3rd, 2006at 11:31am Posted by Eli
I. Hate. The. Oscars. Even with Jon Stewart hosting, I don’t think I can bear to watch that festival of slow-paced-yet-relentless dreck. However, there may be something to hope for this year:
And it’s about whether Philip Seymour Hoffman, if he wins for best actor, will keep a promise he made long ago. As he told David Letterman recently, he and Bennett Miller (also nominated for directing him in ‘Capote’) made a pact with a third friend when they were all teenagers: the first one to win an Oscar would have to bark his acceptance speech like a dog and continue until he is hauled off the stage. Now that is the kind of Oscar memory that endures, the kind of magic we can all dream of seeing on Sunday.
I think we can all agree that this would be the Greatest Oscar Moment Ever.