Posted by Wesley Morris
March 7, 2010 09:28 PM
Oh, pulchritude: Here you are. Zoe Saldana and Carey Mulligan are
presenting the three short film categories. They're presiding over
another clip show. It's wonderful that they're giving props to the men
and women who've made short movies, but the suggestion, of course, is
that these people will go on to bigger and longer movies. It's a weird
message. Anyway, Saldana and Mulligan's dresses looks good together.
The charred bottom of Saldana's dress matches the black in Mulligan's.
The award goes to "Logorama," whose director apologizes for his French
accent, which says everything about the Academy's aversion to
foreign-language movies. The next winner is "Music by Prudence," whose
director runs ecstatically toward the stage. The woman to his left
looks like a crasher, but she's the co-director. Not that it matters,
the orchestra cuts her off. The live-action short winner is "The New
Tenants." They looks shell-shocked. Sadly, I smell the band. Phew, they
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