I didn't watch the Oscars; I monitored them via Facebook, which is to say occasionally I saw something about it on my news feed and figured out what had happened.
First things first--Ryan Bingham wins for Original Song (or whatever the hell the category is actually called) for "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart. I love the song, but my favorite Ryan Bingham tune is always gonna be "Bread & Water". That guy can tear up a guitar like no one's business.
Also, The Hurt Locker won Best Picture and a few other random technical awards (Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay). I loved the film; I'm pretty sure Erik enjoyed it. Actual OIF vets seem split on the film.
But here's the thing.
The Hurt Locker beat out (among other things) Avatar.
What does it say when even in Hollywood the far left vision is rejected in favor of a film with a decidedly--gasp--pro-American-military slant?
I realize that, here in the real world, Oscar doesn't mean crap. But H'wood sure thinks it does. So, hey, north of 0600 in a Monday morning, I'll take my happy where I can get it.