Yay mom! Oscar’s matriarchal moments
There was a strong current of mother-love happening at last night’s Oscar ceremony:
Sunday’s awards ceremony seemed to have an informal theme of “mothers’ night” – beginning with the two young hosts’ shout out to their mother and grandmother in the audience and topped off by director Tom Hooper’s thank-you remarks, laughs pop culture pundit Robert Thompson of Syracuse University in New York. More than a few moms no doubt nudged their teenagers as they heard the director of the winning film, “The King’s Speech,” thank his mom and drop this bit of Hollywood wisdom: “Listen to your mother.” His mom is the one who discovered the script at a staged play reading and phoned her son to say, “I’ve found your next movie.”
More on the mom-praise from the Monitor’s L.A. reporter Gloria Goodale here.
Plus, we take a look at the success of the P.S. 22 chorus which beautifully wrapped up last night’s show and Monitor contributor Chuck Cohen lends his first-hand account of his trip down the red carpet.What was your favorite Oscar moment from last night?