I stayed up way too late watching the Academy Awards. I always do - I don't know why, but I love it. A few impressions: The show was a bit boring this year. James Franco was a dud - sorry, James, but I expected more. The dresses were beautiful. Perhaps a bit plain - there weren't any shockingly outlandish ones that I saw - but nice. I liked that there seemed to be a lot of vibrant colors. Natalie Portman was gorgeous. Halle Berry, as always. My favorite was Marisa Tomei, although I guess a lot of the experts hated her dress. I loved her hair. I loved Cate Blanchett's hair too. I love Colin Firth more every time I hear him speak. I am amazed by how talented Christian Bale is when I hear him speak - I don't think I had ever heard him talk in his own voice before this year. It's even more shocking than when Hugh Laurie stops being House. I'll say it again - Sandra Bullock is flawless. Robert Downey Jr is someone else that I love a little more every time I see him. Has there ever been a more gorgeous pair of presenters than Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law?