"I don't know what it looks like on television," "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle said late in Sunday night's Oscar telecast, "but in the room, it's bloody wonderful."To read the full thing, click here.
On television, it wasn't quite so wonderful. Some of the changes instituted after last year's lowest-rated-Oscars-ever worked, and some of them didn't, but no amount of cosmetic tinkering can fix two fundamental problems with the modern Oscars: the show is much too long, especially since the extended run-up of other awards shows takes away all the suspense from the main event, making it feel like a 3 1/2 hour rerun.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I have a rough cut of tomorrow's column up on the NJ.com, in which I take a longer look at how the Oscars went from a TV perspective:
Posted by Alan Sepinwall at 9:20 AM