I'm so happy that this particular awards show has separate categories for debut performance, films under $500,000, first screenplay and first-time directors, 'cause it allowed more people to share the wealth.
Also, I saw only one of the Oscar winning performances (Charlize Theron) and the same holds true here for the big four performances (however, Bill Murray's exceptance speech was hilarious and I have a date to see the DVD tomorrow with R.J.).
However, I have seen the winning debut performance by Nikki Reed in Thirteen and I did see the movie that deservedly one both first screenplay and film under $500,000 (and the producer award) for "Station Agent" which was a lovely film. It was also nice to see Patty Jenkins honored for her first time directing of "Monster"...great film, hard to watch, but worth it!
It's just a shame that "American Splendor" didn't get anything...aw well, that seems kind of appropriate for the way things go for Harvey Pekar.