Sunday, February 22, 2009

Best Foreign Language film, presented by foreigners

That would be Slumdog's Frieda Pinto and Liam Neeson. Now, I suppose you could argue that the Irish don't speak English, except that they do. The fact is, Irish is spoken by a tiny fraction of the country's current residents. Anyway, this subject is a hornet's nest, so I'm going to leave it alone.

The award goes to the Japanese Departures and the stammeringly happy fillmakers are chased off the stage to the tune of "Never on Sunday." Very "we are the world" stuff.

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