Monday, March 08, 2010

Oscar Crashing Ceilings in 2010

Congrats to history makers at the 2010 Academy Awards.
Geoffrey Fletcher won for Best Adapted Screenplay for Precious. This is the first Academy Award to go to an African American for writing.
Isn't that ridiculous? Fletcher was understandably totally shocked.
Geoffrey, why are all those Fed EX and UPS trucks backing up in your driveway? Could they be delivering plays and books for you to adapt to the screen? Hmmm. Uh Huh! Congrats!

Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director for "The Hurt Locker" She is the first female to take a directing Oscar home. Fellow director Barbra Streisand was beaming when she handed the statue to Bigelow and I could feel the smiles from pioneers like Ida Lupino and Lee Grant and all the current and upcoming female directors who can now crash through the huge hole action director Bigelow blew up for them.

Keep that celluloid ceiling cracking!
Congrats to Mo'Nique, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Precious) 2010. Very classy Mo' wearing a royal blue dress and flower in her hair in tribute to Hattie McDaniel, Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1940 (Gone With the Wind).


Chris said...

What a night, huh?

Jackie said...

Yes, and I had not realized that there had been this ceiling in writing and directing. We've still got a way to go.

Anonymous said...

It appears that we shine in a great way at whatever we attempt to do. Making the big step to just do it is the key. It was a great night at the Oscars.


Tim said...

Truly an exciting night for all.

And yes, I'm back. Pay me (or at least my blog) a visit every once in a while. I miss your cool comments. :)

Jackie said...

Tim! There you are! Somehow I lost your link. Will check you out for sure. Missed you too.