Monday, March 06, 2006
Challenging the mainstream
Jon Stewart did a great job hosting the Oscars. He should definitely be asked to host again next year.
The best speech of the night came from George Clooney. While accepting the award for Best Supporting Actor for Syriana, he acknowledged critics who accuse the film industry of being out of touch with the American mainstream -- but he said, "It's probably a good thing."
"We're the ones who were talking about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular ... I'm proud to be a part of this academy, proud to be a part of this community and proud to be out of touch," he said.
We agree, George. Thank you.