Buffalo ABC Affiliate Makes Oscars Briefly InterestingWhile everyone at your Oscar party was falling asleep, lucky viewers in Buffalo, New York, were treated to hilarious, spot-on awards analysis from the anchors at their local ABC News station, whose audio commentary was accidentally broadcast thanks to a technical glitch.
BAFTA and WGA Awards Spoiled by the InternetThe Writers Guild of America and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts are both looking for new Webmasters today after the winners of their awards — both officially announced over the weekend — were revealed early on their Websites.
Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin Impress, Creep Out Partygoers“You know, I host a show about crime,” said CourtTV’s Jami Floyd, leaning in very close to Javier Bardem. “I’ve interviewed serial killers. You’re the only one who ever gave me nightmares.” The actor managed a polite smile. The official purpose of yesterday’s lunch at The Four Seasons, hosted by Miramax president Daniel Battsek, was to honor Bardem and Josh Brolin for their performances in the Coens’ No Country for Old Men (and, one assumes, to kick-start the Oscar buzz). Its unofficial running refrain, however, was people coming up to Bardem and telling him, by way of compliment, that he made them shit their pants.
Hollywood vs. ChristmasFor years, Fox News anchors have been yammering about the secular-progressive “War on Christmas,” and it’s always pretty much been a joke — but this year secular progressives may actually have a chance.
Okay, Okay, Peter Jackson Has Excellent Taste in ActorsRyan Gosling Joins Lovely Bones: Ryan Gosling will play the murdered girl’s father in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, joining the already-cast Rachel Weisz. We’re throwing up our hands; Jackson seems determined to make a really good movie and damn the box-office consequences. God bless him.