- Our longstanding crush on Sandra Bullock notwithstanding, her Oscar win for starring in what is essentially a Lifetime movie—wealthy, white, suburban mom rescues inner city black youth who becomes an NFL player—was a bit much.
- The tribute to the late John Hughes was our favorite part of the evening; it was trés cool to see Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Alley Sheedy, and Macaulay Culkin come together onstage to pay their respects to the man who helped make them stars. Broderick's funny and touching anecdote referencing the role for which he is best known was tops:
...and thanks to him, for the last 25 years, nearly every day, someone comes up to me, taps me on the shoulder and says, "Hey, Ferris. Is this your day off?"
- Wow, Jeff Bridges IS The Dude.
- No more choreography, please!
- A woman who made a war film won Best Director and her film got Best Picture: Kathryn Bigelow made history, yes. She’s also pushing 60 and hot, too. Sorry, couldn't help it.