Luckily, a winner or two would provide some life to the broadcast. Best Supporting Actess Melissa Leo let out a surprising F-bomb, Best Doc winner Charles Ferguson admonishing the financial big wigs, Cate Blanchett uttering "gross" after the clip from Best MakeUp nominee "Wolfman", and the aforementioned tribute to Bob Hope from Billy Crystal.
All in all a nice production with a preditable outcome but it's always good to see the beautiful people get together to award themselves golden statues. Maybe next year they'll get Ricky Gervais to host. Maybe.
Best Picture: The King's Speech
Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Director: Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King's Speech
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3