With Amy Poehler & Tina Fey hosting, and doing one of the best jobs at such a thing in recent memory (the question is, can the Academy suck it up and steal them over in future years?), there were plenty of laughs, but there were also tears, in part thanks to Jodie Foster's acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, an occasion she used to come out publicly for the first time in a heartfelt and touching speech.
It may not mean much in the context of the awards season (we'd argue that Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Lawrence got minor bumps, but not much beyond that), but there were plenty of highlights, and you can watch our 5 favorites below.
Amy Poehler & Tina Fey's Spectacularly Good Opening Monologue
Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Didn't Watch The Movies
Jennifer Lawrence Thanks Harvey Weinstein For "Killing Whoever You Had To To Get Me Up Here"
Amy & Tina Are Bad, Drunken Losers
Jodie Foster's Touching, Idiosyncratic Speech (Plus Robert Downey Jr.'s Funny Introduction)