John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall of ILM won the Visual Effects Oscar tonight for their work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest! Long overdue!
Later: Best Director presenter babble with Lucas, Coppola and Spielberg about George’s lack of Oscars. Oh, George, we love you anyway. And Scorsese wins! Standing ovation!
Later still: The Departed takes Best Picture. (I swear, I didn’t mean to semi-live blog.) Here’s your list of the major winners. And did you notice Carrie Fisher in the writing credits?