Thompson on Hollywood

Kris Tapley and I wrap up the Oscar season, from my night on the red carpet, backstage and at the Governor's Ball and how the show played, to why Geoffrey Fletcher's adapted screenplay beat Jason Reitman's for Up in the Air and Avatar won only three Oscars.

This year's dramatic Oscar campaign was fun but exhausting, and we're glad it's over. We'll go on hiatus until May 7, for a pre-Cannes walk-up.