Should have gone with my heart, "Bowling for Columbine," rather than calculating, "they'd never vote for Michael Moore"...would have won with 11 picks, rather than tying with Laurel and one other person who also had 10 at Jim Ramsey's traditional vegetarian AA potluck...regardless, 10 or 11 is still pretty pathetic; my sister and brother-in-law report they got 16 and 17 respectively, ending up the top two at their AA get-together...congratulations! though don't I recall you saying, Carol Ann, that you do advance research on the Internet, checking out the projected winners from various sources, and then averaging them all together?...doesn't seem as fair as my more intuitive methods, which, in part, involve voting for any documentary with a Holocaust theme...but why didn't I pick "The Pianist" in any category?; probably because the previews look so depressing.
Does Roman Polanski have a protégé in Adrian Brody?...Laurel felt that his Halle Berry kiss bordered on sexual assault, but she didn't seem to mind (Polanski, recall, was convicted of drugging, raping, and sodomizing a 13 year old girl back in the 70s, which is why he wasn't at the Awards, to avoid being arrested if he returns to this country; but, heck, artists deserve some slack, and he apparently deserved his Best Director award)...A backstage photo in the paper today had Brody kissing Nicole Kidman also, though more demurely--god knows what Brody did when he could really cut loose after he got to a private party...best dress from a purely sexist point of view (what other point of view is there?): Jennifer Lopez, naturally...though Selma Hayek looked great also (she'd look great in a gunnysack)...more later, the little woman is home and demanding dinner.