First, Kudos to Marty Scorsese for finally winning an Oscar. And, was it just me or did Lucas look pissed? Okay, Alan Arkin? I mean I'm glad Eddie Murphy didn't win as everyone was predicting because Pluto Nash still does exist out there and I don't think you can give an Oscar to someone who's current box office topper is Norbit, but come on. Alan Arkin? Marky Mark should have won based on Planet of the Apes and the historic underwear ads alone.
What about the fashion? Reese Witherspoon's dress was great, so was Nicole Kidman's, after that nothing struck me. For the most part I thought the folks at E! (Ryan Seacrest included) were pretty annoying and petty, though I do have to agree with their assessment of poor Meryl Streep. When you've been nominated for any film that has "Prada" in the title, please, go and borrow a beautiful, gorgeous couture dress from someone, anyone. Don't try and raid Georgia O'Keefe's closet. It's just not becoming.
Next-- how long was that show? Jerry Seinfeld was the only funny part and I totally could have done without the Philobus dance troupe.
Finally, on a totally separate topic... I just received a letter asking me to donate money to Barack Obama's '08 campaign. Can I just say, I *still* don't know what the man's views on the issues are. It seemed from the form letter that he's opposed to the war in Iraq and that he has spent a lot of time "talking to people in coffee shops."