Move along, there's nothing to see here.
It was the Oscar Night of no surprises. The biggest "surprise," if you could call it that, was the Inception/Wally Pfister win for Cinematography over Roger Deakins for True Grit. And even that wasn't much of a stunner as Pfister had won the Guild award from cinematographers a few days ago. Otherwise, it was according to expectations.
The Clearinghouse was 17 of 21 in the non-Short subject categories. In the three categories where I personally differed from the Clearinghouse numbers, I was 1 of 3 (The OC got Costume and Supporting Actress right, I missed those. I got Tom Hooper's Directing Oscar right, The OC said it would be David Fincher). So, personally, I was 16 of 21...17 of 24 when you throw in the Short Subject categories.
Overall, both The OC analysis and I improved over last year's 14 of 24 so maybe we're getting better.
End of the night numbers:
The King's Speech-4
The Social Network-3
Alice in Wonderland-2
Toy Story 3-2
One each for Black Swan, Inside Job, In a Better World, & The Wolfman.
7 Oscars from Telluride #37 films (TKS-4, Black Swan-1, Inside Job-1, God of Love-1)
The King's Speech wave did not really materialize, but The Social Network didn't/couldn't take advantage of that (except, perhaps in the Best Score Category). The biggest beneficiaries were Alice in Wonderland and Inception.
And...James Franco...No, Anne Hathaway...Yes.
Later this week on MTFB/The OC...post Oscar interviews with Academy voters and industry insiders. Check back in!