And so The Oscars bring another awards season to a close. Overall the awards were quite predictable — in fact all but one big winner had won the award in their respective guild – Screen Actors, Writers and Directors. I personally wasn’t as disappointed with the Oscar telecast as a lot of film critics are (See Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman’s bash here, and Roger Ebert’s rant here.) I thought Anne Hathaway was great, Morgan Freeman and Alec Baldwin’s cameos in the opening sketch were hilarious; Kirk Douglas and James Franco’s Grandmother stole the show; and some fantastic acceptance speeches, particularly from screenplay winners Aaron Sorkin and David Seidler.
So what do we do now that award season is over? Cannes doesn’t start until May! Get creative!
Take a look at the trailer for Some Boys Don’t Leave a short film from 2009 Starring The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg and newcomer Eloise Mumford. The film is about when a couple breaks up but the actual breaking up doesn’t happen. The film was selected for 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and is available for download on iTunes. I truly recommend this short but heartfelt film.