From The Film Experience:
Maybe I love the split screen for the same reasons that everybody else loves sports and reality TV. The thrill of victory (solitary) and the agony of defeat (multiplied)
I find the actors generally boring when it comes to the split screen box… and the DVR shut off before Best Actor so I couldn’t look at the leading men again. Note to self: Always set the DVR to record the program AFTER the Oscars too. How could you forget? They always run over
In Supporting Actor Javier Bardem is the only one with any readable interesting emotion… so I’m not showing the whole box. Plus Jennifer Hudson killed the drama (it’s because she’s not really an actress) by reading the sentence like this
“and the Oscar goes to Jarvier Bardem”
WHERE WAS THE ELIPSIS? There has to be one or you kill the tiny quintupled drama. Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer. Do-Over.
“And the Oscar goes to … Javier Bardem”
See what a difference that makes. Make us wait. You have to have the elipsis!