The Oscars were pretty fun, for the Oscars. But if you want to see a much more entertaining show, check out the Independent Spirit Awards on IFC – replaying on Feb 27.
It’s a much more low-key show where the Hollywood crowd dresses themselves and says what they want. Compare, for instance, Penelope Cruz’ two acceptance speeches. No contest.
Also, while the Oscars sort of makes you feel like a spec of dirt for not being in the biz, the Spirit Awards are actually pretty inspiring, regardless of your mode of creativity.