Well, a few Brits were up for Oscars, so apart from the obvious ones that have taken a huge gulp of well-deserved publicity already, here's a big shout out to Suzie Templeton for winning the Best Animated Short Film for her lovely adaptation of Peter & The Wolf. And commiserations (but well done on the nod) to Daniel Barber & Matthew Brown for their live action short, The Tonto Woman. Great news for my Irish homeboy Glen Hansard who won Best Song, along with Marketa Irglova, for Falling Slowly (from Once, written/directed by John Carney).
And, on a slightly different note, have you seen this? Mike Le's addictive webcomic called "Don't Forget to Validate Your Parking", about a writer's struggle with Hollywood, all from the point-of-view of him sitting at his laptop.