I realized that the most boring parts of the Oscars are the giving out of all of the Oscars dealing with special effects, sound, costumes, short films, etc. Mind you these people deserve the awards are very detrimental to the making of a movie and should be acknowledged but in an off Oscar show like some of the awards that are given. I think most would agree we want to see the main courses and the Oscars could be cut down from 3/1/2 hours to 2.
My favorite performances: Shriley Bassey, man the Dame can sing at 75 years old! Jennifer Hudson, and Barbra Streisand. The Les Miserables cast was good too but I had the feeling I was at the Tony awards. I liked the tribute to James Bond and Adele singing Falling.
After 2/1/2 hours I could take no more and shut it off when the best song was announced.