Hugh Jackman as host? Excellent. How excellent? Ask him back for next year, please. Hey, anyone who can give a shoutout to Francois Truffaut is a keeper, OK?
Past Actor/Actress nominees praising and presenting current nominees? Smart innovation, effectively executed, worth keeping as a new tradition.
Overall? Best Oscarcast in years. Seriously.
Oscar winners? No real complaints. I would have loved to see Frank Langella grab the Best Actor prize -- but Sean Penn is a worthy choice. Kate Winslet earned her gold. Other winners? Again, no real complaints.