Thus far, the best moment in our dysfunctional awards season has been Amy Winehouse's adorable crack dance at the end of the Grammys. Can the Oscars top that? So far, the big controversy seems to be whether the writers can mash together a script in a week that doesn't suck -- even though anybody who's ever watched the show knows that time is no guarantee of quality. Still, if you ever wondered what it was like to sit in an audience and watch the show -- not the audience, but an audience -- swing by Up the Oscars. The live telecast promises to be nothing like the "official" Oscar Night America at the Rafael Film Center up north, which costs $100 and has the poor taste to care. Heard any good Heath jokes? You should here.
Wed., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., 2008