Had to file my early Oscar column. Caught bits of Law/Downey and Randy Newman talllllkkkkking. Back in time for the tribute to the dead. The column was shorter than expected, not surprising when you consider how unremarkable the show is so far.
George Hickenlooper, in the tribute, has his last film, "Casino Jack," finally showing in NE Ohio. Not great film but fine Spacey.
Lena Horne got the last slot in the tribute to those who have passed. Halle Berry then spoke about Lena Horne. No comment about fashion.