Sunday, February 22, 2009
It's Oscar day!
The day is finally here. Will "Slumdog Millionaire" really win Hollywood's top prize? I'm not sure if people realize what a bold move this would be by the Academy -- feting a movie made by British filmmakers, set in India, with Muslim characters and a Bollywood feel. Never before has a film with such a distinct international pedigree fought its way to the top.
Just a couple of reminders on how the Captain is working to make your Oscar experience more enjoyable:
If you didn't catch me on WFYI with Matthew Socey and Lou Harry on Friday, you'll get a couple more chances to hear me size up the potential award winners this morning. I'll be visiting with John Strauss on WIBC at around 9:10 a.m., and it will be repeated during the 11 o'clock hour. That's 93.1 on your FM dial.
Then, starting around 8 p.m. tonight, I'll be live-blogging the Oscar ceremony. Tune in here for minute-by-minute observations and snark as the greatest night in movies unfolds!