Monday’s Art Notes
Colin Firth poses with his Oscar for best actor during Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images.
“The King’s Speech” was the big winner at the Academy Awards, taking home four Oscars: best picture, best director for Tom Hooper, best original screenplay for David Seidler and best actor for Colin Firth. Natalie Portman won best actress for her role in “The Black Swan.” For a list of the other winners, click here.
In other awards news, the action fantasy “The Last Airbender” won the Razzie award for Hollywood’s worst film achievement of 2010. The film led Saturday’s Razzies with five awards, among them worst picture, worst director and worst screenplay for M. Night Shyamalan, via the Associated Press.
A YouTube clip mocking Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has gone viral in the Arab world, with its electro hip-hop beats mixed over the dictator’s televised speech from last week, via the New York Times.
Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan’s girlfriend in the early 1960s, died Feb. 24 after a long illness. She was 67. Rotolo was the muse behind many of Dylan’s early love songs, including “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” “Boots of Spanish Leather” and “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” via Rolling Stone.
Blues guitar legend Eddie Kirkland was killed Sunday morning in a car wreck in Florida, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The “Gypsy of the Blues” was the former bandleader for Otis Redding and recorded with John Lee Hooker, among others. He was 88.