Ok, last night’s Academy Awards was kind of a sad affair. It was made sadder by Billy Crystal, apparently unwittingly, recreating his character from Mr Saturday Night. Crystal is turning 64 in March. When you’re one year away from becoming eligible for Medicare, it’s probably not a good idea to make jokes about other actors’ advanced ages, especially when at 82 (Christopher Plummer) and 84 (Max Von Sydow), respectively, they look better than you.
But the evening wasn’t wholly without fun. Times Herald-Record arts editor Tim Malcolm found five moments worth savoring.