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Roger Ross Williams Gets to Finish His Oscar Speech on 'Larry King' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 9th 2010 1:34AM
Larry King Live, Roger Ross Williams, Oscar SpeechOne of the awkwardest moments of the Oscars was during Roger Ross Williams' acceptance speech for 'Music by Prudence.' The producer was interrupted by his co-producer, Elinor Burkett, who rushed to the stage and hogged the mike away from him a la Kanye West.

But have no fear, because Williams got to actually finish his speech on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN). Thankfully, Burkett was not in the studio to upstage him once again. You can tell those two seem like oil and water.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Academy Awards Broadcast Was a Comedy of Errors and an Error of Comedy

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 8th 2010 7:38AM
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There was a great industry joke lobbed at the Hollywood awards machine by the short-lived but loved TV cartoon 'The Critic.' The joke featured a Midwestern farmer and his boy spotting a plane headed to Hollywood.

"Yep, son," the wide-eyed farm says with a big pitchfork in his all-American paw, "on that plane are the people who fill our lives with blockbuster movies, moronic situation comedies, awards shows where awards shows win awards. Get my gun, boy."

If the 82nd Academy Awards takes home an Emmy or even a nomination for their television broadcast, just about every middle American farmer with a sidearm will land on a terror alert watch list and every first class flight from New York to Hollywood will have to divert over the Gulf of Mexico in order to avoid the inevitable strafe of gunfire from America's heartland.

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