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Everyone Wants to go Home with Oscar...

This year's host

...the most recognized trophy in the world.

James Franco and Anne Hathaway were the host of the 83rd annual Academy Awards and I loved their opening monologue but then they kind of fell off for me.

Watching the Academy Awards is also better when you've actually seen the movies that are taking over the nominations. Saying that, I haven't seen The King's Speech or Black Swan which were the two major movies that swept the night.

And the usual of course happened at the ceremony...

some crying, winners passing their time they have for their acceptance speech and a very long, at sometimes boring award show. But as boring as the Academy Awards seem to get it's still a big deal. Many continue to tune in to the oldest award ceremony in the media.

The new re-design of the Oscar's red & gold envelope
I do enjoy the history of the awards and how they mentioned the 1st Academy Awards which happened in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in California.

This is when tickets only cost $5.00, under 300 people attended, the event was only 15 minutes and it was not broadcast on television or radio.

Wow how the times have changed.

I thought it was pretty cool how it seemed like 18-time Oscar host, Bob Hope came out and talked thanks to modern technology taking us back in time.

Bob Hope returns to host 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards'
Bob Hope
And is it me or is it absolutely funny when the winners make their speech and run over their 'allowed' time, then the music starts to play? I swear the music gets louder the longer they talk, lol.

Highlights of the show:
- Wow Jennifer Hudson is getting smaller and smaller

- Celine Dion sang beautifully in the memoriam part of the ceremony 

- Halle Berry who made my Oscars Best Dress 
 List paid tribute to the late Lena Horne

- Alice in Wonderland won the first Oscar of the night in Art Design beating out Inception. I saw both movies and I personally disagree with the choice but then Inception took the award for best cinematagraphy.

One of the funniest comments of the night: "I just saw Marky Mark," says James Franco's grandma when she stood up in the audience and looked at Mark Wahlberg. Lol.

The King Speech had the most nominations with a total of 12, winning four of them including the last and most important award of the night; Best Picture.

(Best Picture Nominations: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone)

For a complete list of Oscar winners click below: