The 82nd annual Academy Awards (aka Oscars) took place last night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
It was an elegant and well-done ceremony, that with the exception of one Kanye-esque moment, really seemed to go off without a hitch. Unfortunately, it was also unusually extraordinary. It just didn't capture my attention in the same way that previous Oscars ceremonies have.
However, it was the touching John Hugues tribute presented by the original Brat Pack (minus Emilio Estevez) that truly stole the evening. The montage was touching and highlighted all the reasons that so many of us love John's movies. He always seemed to capture the awkward teenage angst like no one else ever could.
Below is a partial video of the tribute:
I grew up with his films. I love and cherish them. Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off... the list of favorites goes on and on. Hollywood truly did lose a beloved icon, and I thought the tribute was a wonderful addition to the Oscars.
Yahoo! Movies also has a nice story about the tribute. You can read about it here.
So go find your favorite Hughes film, pop it in the DVD player and think about who you really are -- a princess, an athlete, a criminal, a basket case or a brain.
The Breakfast Club