* Jimmy Kimmel was likeable enough as a host. I'm not sure why they let TV hosts put their same segments from their TV show on the Oscars, though.
* Meryl Streep seems to have plateaued in the ageing process. I think she has looked the same for the last 15 years. Nicole Kidman, on the other hand, seems to be going backwards in age. Much "work" involved, I suspect.
* Shirley McLaine, to her credit, seems to spend little or no money on face work; she's 82 and still pretty funny, if somewhat loopy.
* Steven Spielberg not spotted in the audience, for once. :(