My favorite thing about the Oscars last night was not the fabulous fashions, the endearing speeches, or the magic tricks… although these things made the Oscars seem sweeter and more authentic than ever before. What I loved most though was their new tradition of acknowledging each actor. Didn’t that kind of blow your mind? For those of you who didn’t watch, for each person that was nominated for “best actor” or “best supporting actor” there was a fellow actor on stage that offered up a little love note just for them. (If any of you find a video of this online, let me know!)
Watching this year, I had the sense that the world might be a gentler place. Perhaps things have gotten hard enough that people are needing to soften their edges and be kinder than they were before. Maybe we are feeling less separate. Did anyone else notice this?
Also, my absolute favorite movies this year were Man on Wire and Milk… Two incredibly inspiring men.
And finally, I have a little interview up over at Old Soul Ink.