Hopelessly busy today, so not really any time for any sort of in-depth Oscar analysis. I think it’s obvious, though, that Hugh Jackman ruled; he emceed with grace and charm, and presided over some nice song-and-dance bits. And the five-for-the-price-of-one introductions for the acting nominees was inspired — a cool touch. It’d be interesting to see that extended to the screenwriting and directing categories at some point down the line. Also, Kate Winslet’s terribly myopic Best Actress victory for The Reader was totally preordained, of course, but AMPAS voters’ selection of the beautifully shot but ploddingly obvious Toyland as the best live action short film only underscored the hard-boiled truth of the joke about how they’re such unremitting suckers for anything Holocaust-themed; Toyland was without a doubt the least interesting of the five finalists.