Thompson on Hollywood

It's a wrap, as In Contention's Kris Tapley and I analyze Sunday night's Oscar show winners and losers (below). Co-host Anne Hathaway came out ahead of James Franco, who seemed to be either too tired or too bored to do more than phone it in between tweets. (Caryn James' review is here.) Maybe he really was more comfortable at the Spirit Awards.

Franco and Hathaway both shined--along with Alec Baldwin and Morgan Freeman--in the hilarious opening short directed by Troy Miller, including Hathaway's shedding brown duck outfit by costume designer Jane Ruhm.

Kris and I also cover the Oscar party circuit, and both vote the Weinsteins' Saturday night Soho House bash the best of the lot, although the Governor's Ball came close.

We'll be taking a hiatus until the Cannes Film Fest in May.


Life has a great Oscar night photo gallery. The Guardian has some good Oscar video.