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The Slug knows that you know that last night was the 79th Annual Academy Awards. Sorry we didn't liveblog it for you. Actually, no, we're not sorry. Liveblogging is as painful as watching Joan Rivers mispronouncing the nominees' names on the red carpet. Instead, here are five things we're still talking about the morning after. What did you love and hate about this year's mammoth ceremony? Tell us at email@example.com.
The Ellen DeGeneres show. Ellen, you know we love you, but we weren't gaga for your hosting job. As soon as you popped up on screen, you were gone. We wanted more of you. Your monologue? Ehhh. But that vacuuming bit? High-larious! Who invited Chris Connelly, anyway? That should've been you traipsing through backstage, not him.
iPhone commercial. At first we wondered, "Why are they doing yet another montage? And why is it just everyone saying hello?" That's a bizarre thing to pay tribute to at the Oscars and then — blam! — it's the first-ever iPhone commercial! You got us again, Apple. You got us again.
Clint Eastwood as translator. The actor-director-Dirty Harry couldn't read a TelePrompTered introduction for honorary Oscar winner Ennio Morricone ("I should have worn my glasses," he told the crowd), but he could apparently translate the Italian composer's acceptance speech. Made our night!
Leave Al Gore alone, Leo. What was the deal with Leonardo Dicaprio goading Al Gore to announce his run for presidency? Yeah, yeah, yeah. We know it was in the script, merely a setup for the drowned-out-by-the-music punchline. It just left The Slug a little queasy. Guess we just don't like politics in our Oscars.
Dance, dance revolution. That 12-member modern-dance troupe Pilobolus was a shapeshifting sorbet between Oscars' main courses. The way they formed that Oscar statuette and "The Devil Wears Prada" logo was so inventive and unexpected. Quite possibly our favoritest part of the show!