Oh District 9 was awesome! We rented it and I was so sorry we didn't see it in the theater.
Neil Patrick Harris was great- he should've been the host. Steve and Alec were meh, nothing special.
I wish they'd leave off some of the technical awards and foreign and such.....knock an hour or so off, lol.
LOVED the salute to horror movies!
Also, the bittersweet salute to John Hughes....I (like many of us) was a teen when those movies first started coming out, Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller being faves.
I was sad to see that they put Patrick Swayze at the beginning of the memorial-compilation and he was a bit overlooked.
Best Animated Feature- UP.
It won for its music, too!
I was so happy that Christof Waltz got Best Sup Actor for Inglourious Basterds-
Same for Monique as Best Sup Actress!
Jeff Bridges was a given and I haven't seen Crazy Hearst yet, so can't really comment, but was happy for him.
Sandra Bullock's speech was one of the best I've seen. Sweet and funny. I loved Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia but I think they figured "she's got a few...." so gave it to Sandra for (what I hear) was her terrific turn in The Blind Side.
I was super-duper surprised that The Hurt Locker won for Best Director and Best Picture!
Was the Academy sending a message? And if so, to whom? James Cameron, that "just because you spent $xxxxxxx.xx making this movie and it made $xxxxxx.xx you don't get to win!" ? Or, was it saying to small, independent filmmakers that "we value what you're doing, keep doing it, and we'll reward you." ?
My vote would have gone to Avatar.
But again.....I have yet to see The Hurt Locker.
The show was ok....every year I think they need to cut stuff out and shorten it, but every year I tune in!