Monday, February 23, 2009

"hey, laaaaady!" jerry lewis finally gets an oscar!

this cartoon graces the front page of sunday's ny times' arts and leisure section. the cover story, "hey laaaaay!" is an interesting, pulls-no-punches, critcial look at jerry lewis on the day the academy will award him the jean hersholt humanitarian award.

as a huge fan of jerry lewis (and dean martin) i even re-read his short memoir, "dean and me (a love story)," when i read the news.

so it should come as no surprise that this was my favorite moment at the oscars last night. introduced by eddie murphy, here is jerry lewis accepting the award:

another bright spot: "man on wire" won best documentary, following up it's win at the independent spirit awards the night before.

if there was a disappointment? mickey rourke and melissa leo didn't win (as they had at the independent spirit awards) for best actor and actress, respectively :(

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