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.
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:
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]