Just a few observations about last night's 4 hour extravaganza:
First of all I recorded it on the DVR so I could watch it this morning in about an hour,
I was quite impressed by the first award to Jerod Leto for best supporting actor. His speech was very good and he even mentioned the troubles in the Ukraine and Venezuela (his band goes to both countries).
Ellen DeGeneris was fun, familiar and harmless as she mingled with the stars taking pictures and handing out vegetable pizzas.
Then Kim Novack presented and was unrecognizable with some unfortunate plastic surgery despite not being in movies for a long long time.
And John Travolta got the name of the singer he was introducing wrong.
The movie Gravity got most of the awards but 12 Years a Slave won the Best Picture Oscar.
What struck you about this year's award ceremony?