We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special now features more star power than the actual Oscars, a Diet Coke about movies made us tear up, and revisiting Sacha Baron Cohen's red carpet ash-throwing.
As with the actual Academy Awards, your appreciation for Jimmy Kimmel's annual post-Oscars special depends in large part on how forgiving you are of leisurely paced, star-packed television. Case in point: the centerpiece of last night's show was a 9-minute-long parody trailer for a movie called Movie: The Movie. Nine minutes! But it also had the likes Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, and Gary Oldman showing what good sports they could be. On a night in which a black-and-white silent movie from France won Best Picture, we were willing to swap brevity for an extra dose of star power. [ABC]