Monday, February 28, 2005

The forgotten British Oscar

Disappointing though it was that Mike Leigh, Imelda Staunton and Clive Owen failed to win an Oscar, the British media seems to have almost completely overlooked what must be one of the stories of the night. Winner of the best live action short film was Wasp, written and directed by Andrea Arnold. Her acceptance speech was pretty good, too.
This is truly overwhelming. I'm not really used to this kind of thing. I'd like to thank everyone who worked on the film. Everyone worked extremely hard. They know who they are. The beers are on me when we get home. In English, we'd say -- I'd say that this is the dog's bollocks. Thank you very much.
The Oscar for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) went to Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor for Sideways, from a novel by Rex Pickett. The award for Writing (Original Screenplay) went to Charlie Kaufman for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth).

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