Now that the joke show is over (The Golden Globes), time to get serious ... for the other joke show, the Oscar telecast (rim shot!). Though, this one does have Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin co-hosting, and at least does have an actual member-academy voting on the performances of their peers.
Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will be terrific in their roles as Masters of Ceremony, especially considering their track record of hosting Saturday Night Live, lo', so many times, saving oh, so many bad SNL seasons. Whilst I'm not yet making predictions, I thought I'd share with you, Dear Reader, what the L.A. Times has on their much improved (design wise -- their liberal slant still needs some tweaking) website. From their Entertainment/Calendar section is a very fine bit of industry town musings, viz., "The Envelope." This panel interview by James Horn is a very nice little clip with the top directors for 2009. Do you have a favorite of the bunch?
Let us know what you think ...