When I read that Caetano Veloso was performing at the Oscars on March 23, I was excited, because I thought Caetano would perform "Cucurrucucu Paloma," which he performs in Talk to Her. But actually he will be singing "Burn it Blue," the nominated song from Frida, with Lila Downs. I'm sure it's good, but I'm also sure it's no "Cucurrucucu Paloma." "Cucurrucucu Paloma" is a mariachi song, about losing a love and when it's sung, it's a heartbreaking moment in the film.
Caetano Veloso's official site.
Lyrics to "Cucurrucucu Palmoma" in Spanish and in English
Pedro Almodovar's own Talk to Her site.
The Oscar nominees had their official nominee luncheon. That's when they pose for pictures, get certificates that say they are a nominee, and pretend to like each other. This year, they got sweatshirts that say "Nominee" on them. Mmm. I wonder how many of them will wear them after they have lost. That'd be cool, but a Hollywood ego is a very fragile thing. Luckily, they can go to a place like Neighborhoodies and make themselves "Winner" sweatshirts to wear inside.