Oskar Nacht (2/24/13)
I had to work the weekend of the Academy Awards, which was fine because I wasn't that excited about the show this year.
I thought Argo was fine, just not Best Picture. I admire the way Ben Affleck rebuilt his career, directing his way right out of movie jail.
Like a lot of people, I enjoy having people over on Oscar night. Everybody fills out a ballot, everyone puts in a buck. Winner takes all.
I just couldn't do it this year, couldn't muster the requisite excitement. It was nice having work as an excuse.
But that didn't stop me from cooking and having some friends over. We ate and drank and made fun of the people making fun of the other people.
When it was over, everyone went home.
Two memories will linger from that evening:
|Ben Affleck, looking genuinely moved by his victory|