Coming Out of Left Field

Monday, February 28, 2005

Awards affair

The wife and I went over to Rogue Slayer's house last night for an Oscar night party. It had all the ingredients of a good bash: excellent Chinese food (from Jade Garden in Arlington, I think), nice people, including fellow bloggers People Are Freaks, The Creeping Unknown and the aforementioned RS, and good entertainment. Much fun was had critiquing the various fashion styles on display (mermaid dresses seemed to be popular among the women this year), guessing the winners, and cracking up over Chris Rock's opening monologue, especially the "Fahrenheit 911"/Bush-bashing bit:

"When Bush got into office, they had a surplus of money. Now they have a $70 trillion deficit. Imagine you worked at The Gap. You're closing out your register, and it's $70 trillion short. The average person would get in trouble for something like that."

Unfortunately we couldn't stay for the whole party (the day after Oscar night should be a holiday), but we did see a little more as we got ready for bed. For anyone who missed the ceremony, here are the major winners:

Actor: Jamie Foxx
Actress: Hilary Swank
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman
Picture: Million Dollar Baby
Director: Clint Eastwood
Adapted Screenplay: Sideways
Original Screenplay: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The full results are posted on the official Oscar site.


PLUS - you and the wife tied for the most correct picks (at I believe it was 15 each). Last year's tie was settled by a thumb wrestling match, but this year the statue went home with the co-winning entry who lasted for the entire ceremony - The Creeping Unknown.

*jaw drops*

Wow, that's great! Kudos to The Creeping Unknown. I'm pretty sure we would've lost the thumb-wrestling match anyway, unless tag-team action was allowed. :)

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