It wasn’t Best Picture, Best Director, or even Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
It was “only” Best Short Film, Live Action (“The God of Love,” a romance about a lounge-singing darts champion — why not?).
He joked that he should have gotten a haircut (his hair is huge). He made a pitch for his special film niche, and hailed “the great state of Delaware.”
And he thanked — by name — his 1st assistant director, Nick Ordway.
Befitting someone involved in an Oscar-winning short film, he’s had a storied career. Nick studied literature and theatre at Princeton University, then taught English at Chiang Mai University in Thailand.
His films have played at Lincoln Center and on the web. In addition to directing, Nick freelances as a sound recordist, and teaches film at the School of Cinema and Performing Arts.
We knew there’d be at least one Westport-themed story from last night’s Oscars.
Any others we missed?