Sunday, February 29, 2004
Indie Spirit Awards
The Independent Spirit Awards have been handed out. Lost in Translation cleaned up, winning everything it was nominated for, including best picture, director, screenplay and best actor for Bill Murray. Roger Ebert's coverage is here.
The emcee for the 10th year was director John Waters, he of the famous pencil mustache, whose opening act got a laugh as big as anything Billy Crystal may inspire tonight. Waters began a rant against the MPAA's policies on academy screeners and piracy, and just as he was hitting his stride, MPAA President Jack Valenti marched onstage, handcuffed him, and dragged him away.