I'd like to begin this post by saying I think I have the stomach flu. I thought I was a bit better today around noon, so I made myself some ravioli.... That was a bad move. End of story.

Last night my mom watched the Oscars. I was couch-ridden, so I was condemned to sit through the whole ordeal. Every Academy Award Ceremony I've ever seen was boring and irritatingly full of phony people. This one was rather similar, but I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I think it may be because almost all the big movies of the night were meaningful. A great deal of them conveyed a message of tolerance, understanding, and respect for their subjects. I believe that every Best Picture nominee was adapted from a brilliant and moving book that I've read. Another brilliant aspect of this ceremony was the wonderful speeches. (Okay, some of them were just irritating, re: Brokeback Mountain screenwriters.) My favourite speech however, was either Clooney's "Out of Touch" or Witherspoon's "Trying to Matter". George Clooney made me want to make movies again and Reese Witherspoon made me want to be a stronger, more self-respecting woman.

I love Jon Stewart. He made excellent jokes:

"'Schindler's List' and 'Munich.' I think I can speak for all Jews in saying, I can't wait to see what happens to us next! Trilogy!" - To Steven Spielberg

"I have some sad news to report. Bjork cannot be here tonight. She was trying on her Oscar dress, and Dick Cheney shot her." - Good times Jon... Good times.

Anyways, that's really all I have to say about the Oscars right now.

P.S. Emma Thompson says she keeps her two Oscars in her guest bathroom so that people can touch them and fondle them in privacy and don't have to feel weird about it. She also says that the two Oscars face eachother "so they can chat".

Opening clips and monologues for the 78th Academy Awards, stick around till the end with the gay cowboy montage.

Reese Witherspoon's Speech that I loved:

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