In my last post I mentioned that I had recently started “Twittering” so I’ve decided to try and “Live Tweet” the Oscars tonight starting at 5 pm Pacific time. Feel free to join in the fun! You can find my latest Tweets posted on my Cinebeats Twitter Profile. Expect to read lots of off-the-cuff remarks that I’ll probably regret sharing later.
Feb. 23 Update:
As is often the case, the Oscars were rather dull and most of the musical numbers dreadful. I thought Hugh Jackman was an awful host and the worst moment came when Queen Latifah sang a song through the “dead people” montage that happens every year. Lots of people were left out of it as well. I was also really disappointed that Mickey Rourke didn’t win Best Actor. But besides all the typos, I did enjoy my experiment with “Twittering Live.”
The best surprise of the evening for me was when the Japanese actor Masahiro Motoki appeared on stage with director Yojiro Takita to except the award for Best Foreign Film. Masahiro Motoki is one of my favorite Japanese actors and he’s appeared in many of my favorite Japanese films made in the last 15 years such as Gonin (1995), The Mystery of Rampo (1994), The Bird People in China (1998), Gemini (1999) and even the Black Jack (2000-2001) live action television series based on Osamu Tezuka’s classic manga. I haven’t seen the Oscar winning film Departures yet, but it wasn’t expected to win last nights award for Best Foreign Film and before last night I had no idea that Masahiro Motoki was one of the film’s stars. When he took the stage I was shocked and extremely happy to see him there.
By request – a few more photos of Masahiro Motoki at this years Oscars ceremony. Plus a couple of bonus pics!