Here's the Neil Patrick Harris opener--and yes, he'd make a fine Oscar host. While I had no problem with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, and loved the George Clooney staring contests and Paranormal Activity sketch, I'd vote for the next Oscar host to be Ben Stiller, who killed at both the Indie Spirits and the Oscars. He gets it. While I dug the horror tribute, Shankman's dance number with the film scores was a total snooze.
At the real alternate Oscars--on the beach in Malibu--banned Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier gave a 13-minute acceptance speech.
Here's Kathryn Bigelow on her Hurt Locker win, backstage:
Early morning Today Show inebriated Hurt Locker interview wtih Mark Boal, Anthony Mackie, Greg Shapiro, and Brian Geraghty:
MTV Movies' Josh Horowitz talks to Neil Blomkamp about sequel to District 9:
And here's co-producer Bill Mechanic on the red carpet before the show: