David Seidler, or
Lisa Cholodenko (or maybe a tie!!)
Iain Canning/Emile Sherman/Garethe Unwin
It is twenty minutes before show time. It seems I still have the same excitement in the pit of my stomach that I had at age 12....when I would plan my own acceptance speech for someday...and was inspired to work in earnest on a screenplay that I knew could not lose....
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POSTSCRIPT: Bening's win, and classy speech, made my night. Ditto Colin Firth's gracious remarks. Portman was nervous and I smiled. Cholodenko at least made it to the stage.
So not a bad evening on the whole.
Ricky Gervais has got to go.
I wonder what they bleeped out of Christian Bale's final remarks.
And Paul Giamatti....who cares what he said, bleeped or otherwise....
My favorite line of the evening was from Jane Lynch: "I'm nothing if not falsely humble. " And she singled out the creator of "Glee", Ian Brennan,
a neighborhood kid whose parents live around the corner from Mark and me.