Terrence Howard, Crash (Movie - 2005)

Okay, everybody, line up. Team Brokeback on the right; Team Crash on the left.

Folks rooting for Paul Haggis’ ensemble drama about L.A. race relations (starring, among countless others, Terrence Howard, pictured) had to be elated when it sprang the upset and won Best Picture last night. And conversely, Brokeback junkies — myself included — were left wondering: ”What happened?” (Heck, if not Brokeback, I would’ve voted for Good Night, and Good Luck.) Indeed, Ang Lee’s tale of forbidden love between two strong, silent cowboys had been considered a near-shoo-in by most Oscar prognosticators.

So did Crash pull off the win because it’s an L.A. kind of movie? Was there a case of Brokeback burnout among voters? And most importantly, how are you feeling this afternoon, now that another long Oscar season has come to a close? Feel free to share your feelings with your fellow PopWatchers in the comments section below.

addCredit(“Crash: Lorey Sebastian”)