Since I didn’t see a lot of the nominees this year I didn’t have many films I was rooting for. I think the only one I was genuinely happy to see win awards was “Up.” Other than that I was just pleased when Avatar didn’t win awards in categories they were nominated in. Technical achievements I don’t mind so much (though I would’ve been ecstatic had “District 9” won for best visual effects).

I was playing Tetris off and on during the show so I almost missed Best Picture winner because of the fashion they almost comically announced the winners. I guess there was real pressure to wrap things up because Tom Hanks didn’t even review what the nominees were before announcing it. I almost thought it was a joke, but before I knew it the show was over.