Last night's Academy Awards show was actually very entertaining and full of surprises. In my opinion they successfully overhauled the show - unlike the recent Grammy Awards snooze-fest - making the Oscars quirky and taking itself less seriously than in previous years. I was shocked that neither "Water" nor "Pan's Labyrinth" won best foreign film, but to be fair, I haven't seen "The Lives of Others". I was, however, extremely happy for Montrealer Torill Kove's win for "The Danish Poet" in the best animated short category. Not only does Canada pick up a win but the film's about a poet!
Read about Kove's win here.