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Post-Oscar Wraps: Cody, Madonna, Show Review

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 26, 2008 at 8:12AM

There's a bunch of post-Oscar stuff on the web today, including this classic shot of Diablo Cody on the morning after. (Other folks are dredging up dated old Cody photos she'd probably rather forget.) I too was moved by her honest emotion on Oscar night. There's also a video spoof of Cody which I decided not to post because I didn't think it was funny. UPDATE: The A.P. details the Cody backlash. I'm glad to hear she's lying low for the foreseeable future.
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Cody_diabloafterglowThere's a bunch of post-Oscar stuff on the web today, including this classic shot of Diablo Cody on the morning after. (Other folks are dredging up dated old Cody photos she'd probably rather forget.) I too was moved by her honest emotion on Oscar night. There's also a video spoof of Cody which I decided not to post because I didn't think it was funny. UPDATE: The A.P. details the Cody backlash. I'm glad to hear she's lying low for the foreseeable future.

While the Oscar show played great to the folks in the Kodak Theatre and Hollywood insiders, it obviously didn't score across the board, as it reaped its lowest ratings ever. Here's one disgruntled review:


From Crackle: Oscars '08 Summary Song

UPDATE: Patrick Goldstein wants the staid old Academy to hire a bunch of sports producers to overhaul the Oscars to appeal to younger viewers. As far as I'm concerned, there's the Oscars for grownups and the MTV and Nickelodeon Movie Awards for kids. I don't want the Oscars to be as big and loud and obnoxious as the Super Bowl. Do the Oscars have to win in that sense? I do like Goldstein's idea of opening up some of the action backstage and cutting out some of the awards. The Academy producers were so pleased with themselves that they came in at three hours, 20 minutes!

Here's Marc Malkin's coverage of the Madonna post-Oscar party.

[Photo courtesy Awards Daily and Fataculture.]

[Originally appeared on Variety.com]

This article is related to: Stuck In Love, Awards, Oscars, Diablo Cody


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.