the envelope is opening | "Mo... | "Nique"! (it sinks in)
In such a locked up category everyone is composed. Penélope is totally chill 'Already won this. Yep, just as I predicted' Maggie was smiling like that the whole night, just happy for that Crazy Heart ride. Mo'Nique is totally ready. Closes her eyes for the Royal Blessing. Then heads to the stage. Congratulations Mo'Nique. One of the most deserving Best Supporting Actress winners ever.
While we're on the subject... you didn't ask for it OR expect it. But here you go, the film experience ballot if you could only hold the Oscars once a decade (GOD FORBID!):
Nathaniel's Choice For Best Supporting Actress 2000-2009
- Holly Hunter, thirteen (nominated, lost)
- Mo'Nique, Precious (the Oscar winner)
- Michelle Pfeiffer, White Oleander (snubbed)
- Miranda Richardson, Spider (snubbed)
- Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton (the Oscar winner)
Yes, Oscar and I are sympatico for three years running in this category, sharing the same gold winner. Never thought that would happen. Three consecutive thrilling years in any category is so rare! This means we're due for another Cold Mountain or A Beautiful Mind travesty come February 2011. But let's not worry about that just yet! Happy thoughts. Mo'Nique!