A first in Oscar history: Kathryn Bigelow wins Best Director for The Hurt Locker, which also won big picture.
Sandra Bullock takes Best Actress on a night when Precious seemed to rule. Mo'Nique wins for best supporting actress.
Jeff Bridges for best actor in Crazy Heart -- I really liked Michelle Pfeiffer's introduction of Jeff Bridges.
Christoph Waltz was one of my favorite performances of the year, I'm so glad he won for best supporting actor for Inglorious Basterds.
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as co-hosts are getting good reviews. I didn't think they were funny or memorable. [More...]
The show itself was less glitzy and spontaneous than usual. Even the dresses were less glamorous, lots of beige, cream metallic, not much color.
What did you like about the show? Which films are you now wanting to see? And of course, where do you think it fall short?
Question: Does Oprah have a financial stake in Precious?
Who could have done better? Sarah Jessica Parker (pretty but shapeless Chanel); Maggie G. (LA is not Hawaii); Vera Farmiga (looked like a stuffed seashell); Mariah Carey (too polyester-ish looking and skimpily cut); Jennifer Lopez (pretty top line and color but way too much material); Sigorney Weaver (toga night?) and Charlize Theron (it looks better when you see a full shot of her than it does when you just see the top, but it's still ugly.)
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