I heard Alan Horn’s name (Warner Bros.). And Brad Grey’s name (Paramount, along with John Lesher’s at Paramount Classics). But one merciful first of this Oscars broadcast was that hardly any lawyers or agents were thanked this time around. There’ll be hell to pay come Monday morning for that oversight, trust me. Agencies will raise their commissions to 20%. Lawyers to 10%. (Manicurists to 5%.) The first agent mention went from Little Miss Sunshine‘s screenwriter Michael Arndt to Tom Strickler at Endeavor. Congrats, but now the gentile has to bring bagels for everyone at the Wednesday motion picture meeting. Meanwhile, a CAA motion picture lit agent jumped off the roof. Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel received the Oscar thank-you from Marty Scorsese. So it’s Endeavor’s night! That thud you just heard was Bryan Lourd, Kevin Huvane and Richard Lovett at CAA pushing Rand Holston off the planet.
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