- Filmmaker Kevin Smith praised Affleck and complained about the Academy snubbing him in the best director category.
- Actress Kirstie Alley had a solution that she thought would get more top directors recognized.
- Filmmaker Michael Moore won the 2002 Academy Award for best documentary ("Bowling for Columbine"). He had high praise for this year's crop of documentary nominees.
- Meanwhile, musician Weird Al couldn't resist tweeting a shoutout to Vanilla Ice.
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