Ellen DeGeneres was not funny at all- she was downright boring. In fact, the show was more boring than usual. Perhaps in an attempt to not offend and avoid controversy the producers made the show very bland.
Way too much Al Gore last night. Maybe that's why the show was so damn boring. Rather than bash Bush and the war as in previous years, Hollywood seemed to be heaping all this attention and praise on Gore. I guess he is now the anti-Bush. Next year will we see Obama at the Oscars? Speaking of the Inconvenient Truth, would love to follow the Hollywood elite home and see how many recycle, use public transit, drive hybrid cars, set their air conditioners at 75, etc.
There was a "Janet Jackson" nipple slip last night. Check out Jennifer Hudson while she was singing one of the nominated songs. She was wearing a ridiculously tight red dress and popped out during her appearance. If you have it recorded, check it out.
Kate Winslet has to be one of the most genuine people in Hollywood. She has missed out 5 times now for an Oscar. I hope she doesn't have to wait 36 years like Allan Arkin to finally get recognized.
I absolutely agree that Martin Scorsese deserved an Oscar but he received it for the wrong film. Seems to be a trend with the Academy Awards - just look at Dustin Hoffman. But then there is no explanation why Peter O'Toole has never won after 8 nominations. He may win some day for some cheesy role for being robbed in the past.
Ellen noted all the British actors that were up for awards. The reason we are seeing so many Brits is that they all have received extensive theatrical training. And it really shows.
Finally, I was 4 for 6 in my predictions for the top awards. Missed out on Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor.