Geena Davis in deep sky blue and James Woods in deep, deep crags. Best TV Series, Comedy. Clip from The Office: "Show me a white man you trust and I will show you a black man I trust--even more!" Wow, I am deeply impressed that Weeds got nominated--good Lord, Ugly Betty wins and the audience goes nuts. The entire cast is onstage shrieking. I actually remember waiting for entrees at Sabor Latino and idly watching Betty la Fea years ago, so it's wild to see an American version this popular now. The poor show creator is trying to thank people and Vanessa Williams is back there screaming and hugging people. He manages to end with "Te quiero, Mami!"
Oh God, Jamie Foxx. STOP TALKING, JAMIE FOXX. He's here to present a clip from Dreamgirls. "It tells a story the way a story SHOULD BE TOLD: THROUGH MUSIC! And in ONLY 800 THEATERS! YOU DO THE MATH!" Oh, whatever, you're not even any good in it. Go sit back down with Beyoncé and move out the way for Jennifer Hudson, plz.
Djimon Hounsou and Sharon Stone, who seems to be clenching her face very tightly for fear it might fall off. Best Foreign Language Film. I still can't believe Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood films are nominated in this category. I mean, it's kind of anal to expect a category like this to always serve as a means for actual foreign films to get some air time, but... two? Two American films in one year alone? Winner: Letters from Iwo Jima. Fucking hell. Coming to the stage: Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood. It's obvious on which side the bread is buttered here, let's put it that way. Eastwood "pays his respects to the great Ken Watanabe." I am slightly appeased.
Next up: Philip Seymour Hoffman and a VERY SPECIAL GUEST.