Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Obligatory Oscar-related post: I have to say that I'm much more sympathetic to Julia Roberts now than I was going into this whole shebang. Her acceptance speech struck me as a great example of what a person should do if he or she wins an Oscar. Seriously. Who wants to see someone being remarkably poised and stately while reading a pre-rehearsed speech? What we want to see is the sheer exuberance Ms. Roberts displayed. We want to see the award winner tell the cut-off man to take a seat and let him/her talk. We want to see an imperfect, off-the-cuff speech that displays real emotion. With that speech, Julia Roberts cemented her spot as America's Favorite Actress in a manner she's been unable to achieve through her movies. Surprisingly, I can't begrudge her that at all. You go, girl.