05 Mar '11, 4am

Walking the Oscar red carpet

WAS it good for you - the Academy Awards, that is, which last weekend continued its long tradition of getting it wrong? It was for me, even if the Academy's habit of rewarding mediocrity, especially if it comes with a British accent, remains intact. Then again, I was closer to the action than usual, having finally admitted, if only to myself, that I wanted to walk that tawdry red carpet. I wanted to see Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and, most of all, David Fincher win in person or on the screen inside the Kodak Theater. I wanted to watch The King's Speech go down in flames. Oh, well. Forget it, Jake - it's Hollywood. Attending the show allows you to pull back the curtain to see how this particular movie-media machine works, starting with the mind-blowing security that can bring to mind 911 airport safety measures, what with the concrete barricades and metal detectors. Ge...

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