I did not expect to say this
I may seldom agree with the Academy on what constitutes a "Best Picture," but congratulations to the AMPAS for putting on an inspired, nearly flawless and tone-perfect Oscars. Reverence plays well when the global economy is imploding.
On the other hand, I went into the telecast expecting to disagree with the vast majority of their awards, and that certainly held true. I merely want to give credit where credit is due, to the showrunners, who put together an entertaining and efficient presentation. Well done. Producing the Oscars is probably a fairly thankless job, because no matter what you do everyone will say it was too long. Which I suppose is why I felt the need to post here, to explicitly not complain. Move along, there's nothing to see here.