Why is it that they always present the award for Best Actress before the award for Best Actor, as if Best Actress is less important? This bothers me every year. I wish they'd switch it up from year to year. I liked the way they presented the awards this year, with several past award winners directly addressing nominees.
I liked Sean Penn's acceptance speech. I was happy he included some pro-gay political points.
I was very happy Kate Winslet won Best Actress for "The Reader". It was a fantastic performance.
I wish they had ended the broadcast with a big Bollywood dance number like "Slumdog Millionaire," with all the Slumdog people on stage. That would have been really fun.