From the mouths of babes... or snarkier than I. Defamer:
6:27pm: The presentation of Crash's Best Original Song nominee, complete with burning cars and multiculti couples dancing among the flames (of racism, we assume), is roughly 300% more subtle than the movie itself.
I also liked Jon Stewart's advice that in the case of fire, your best bet to escape is not moving in slow motion. Dateline Hollywood:
“I truly never thought this day would come,” said Candy Curtis, an African-American aspiring actress who worked as a seat filler at the Oscars. “When I saw Paul Haggis and [caucasian producer] Cathy Schulman standing up there to accept that Oscar for ‘Crash,’ I knew Blacks had finally made it in Hollywood.”
Glad I wasn't the only one to notice. It does explain a lot about the movie... like how the whole thing can be about racism without actually providing any insight into, uh, racism. I can't take this Oscar win as anything but a vote for the least controversial flick (and I'm guessing no one watched good night and good luck - B&W is so not color).