Oscars: Melissa Leo wins supporting actress
It was both poignant and heartening to see Kirk Douglas having a great time on stage, the stroke making the words a little tough, but the humor putting things over the top. Timing is everything, and he had it.
No surprise that Melissa Leo won. She's had a tidal wave lifting her into tonight, and the role was terrific. I loved her asking Douglas to pinch her. He obliged.
No one's going to debate this one. Emotion overtaking her, nice that we're getting our first bleep and real emotion.
Photo: Melissa Leo arrives at the Oscars. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times