Oscars 2001

Oscars were good last night. Glad to see that Traffic won most of its nominations, although it should have taken Best Picture, too, in my opinion. Steven Soderbergh is the best director working today. I got to see him in person at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1996, after a screening of his film Schizopolis, a film he credits with opening him up creatively. Check it out if you can, it’s a bit of a funhouse mirror. I thought Steve Martin was great, too, making lots of cutting remarks about Hollywood. He also moved things along well. It was nice to have the show end before midnight (Eastern Standard Time) for a change.

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