Oscar night. Just not what it used to be. I blame TMZ.
As for the nominated films, I enjoyed Slumdog Millionaire a lot, but abhorred The Curious Case of Benjamin Button even though both films use a similar flashback storytelling technique. The Wrestler was very indie but solid drama, whereas Milk was predictably effective but not near as powerful as The Life and Times of Harvey Milk documentary. More The Dark Knight should've been nominated...never saw The Reader, Frost/Nixon, Doubt, Revolutionary Road, Rachel Getting Married, or Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
As for the telecast? I dunno. Despite Hugh Jackman putting his best song and dance shoe forward, the awards ceremony left me kinda...meh.