Okay folks... What did you like? What did you dislike? Did you guys hate Whoopie as much as I did? Look forward to hearing your remarks. I wasn't very happy about the show. Whoopie was a horribly unfunny host whose comedy material was tainted with the usual amount of racial remarks. I can't believe that the Academy still chooses her to host these shows. I think the Academy tried to please everyone this year. They gave awards to just about every film, instead a heap of awards to one or two. While Denzel Washington deserves a best actor award, it is not for TRAINING DAY. The award was simply one that was due. It's the same thing as in past years with other actors who are due, such as Al Pacino. Did he really deserve an Oscar for SCENT OF A WOMAN when there were greater performances in THE GODFATHER and DOG DAY AFTERNOON? Halle Berry deserved a Best Actress award, but it bothers me that she was whispering to the Press that if a black person didn't win this year, that it would show Hollywood is prejudice. Whether I agree is not the point -- it's the fact that she had the nerve to say such things before the awards. Save that rhetoric till after you lose. Of course I was upset with A BEAUTIFUL MIND walking away with BEST PICTURE. It certainly was a great film, but there have been so many films like this before. Nobody, but NOBODY immersed themselves in a film like BAZ LUHRMANN did for Moulin Rouge. Say what you will, but Moulin was the most creative, Director-driven movie in recent memory. The fact that Baz didn't even get a nomination for Best Director is a crime. It just felt like a cheap year at the Academy Awards. For all the mud-slinging and hopes of a unexpected surprise -- there were none. The awards were very predictable this year for the most part, sans the lost award for Ian.