I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed the show last night...I am thrilled Cate Blanchett won for her great performance as Kathryn Hepburn - and was equally thrilled to see Jamie Foxx win for his outstanding role in Ray. Having the opportunity to see Ray Charles perform a couple of years ago I found Jamie's take (apparently we're on a first name basis) on the legend to be fabulous. Hilary Swank was my pick for Million Dollar Baby (she looked stunning last night) and I personally found the movie to be just a slight bit better than Aviator (although they were very close) so I was glad to see it win Best Picture. Morgan Freeman was certainly overdue for an award (although I thought Clive Owen was amazing in Closer).
It seemed as though Chris Rock was doing more of a stand-up routine than playing Emcee - but he did bring a certain energy to the awards. Not quite sure why he felt the need to pick on the acting skills of Jude Law...who has also been nominated for an Academy Award in the past. I personally prefer the wonderful Billy Crystal as host (perhaps next year). The beautiful Beyonce Knowles knocked it out of the park as she sang most of the nominated songs (including an amazing French number).
I had a great time competing with my family on a downloaded ballot and am happy to say I was the supreme leader! : ) Ahhhhh - I can only dream of someday being there in person...(I could then die a happy Technical Evangelist!)