Academy Awards Notes.

Thank goodness for beer and livebloggers; how did I ever manage to sit through award shows without them?

The only non-live-blogged Oscars report on the Internet.

One of the best moments of the evening was songwriter Jorge Drexler walking up to the stage and actually genuflecting to Prince before singing his acceptance.

Oscar-nominated animated short films.

Watching the animated shorts online mostly makes me pine for a DVD or theater showing; streaming video is a horrible way to watch, well, anything really, but it’s particularly bad for watching animation, where you just know that you’re missing out on all kinds of details.