That's the word that kept coming to mind. Host, Hugh Jackman. The Swarovski crystals individually created, and hung, forming a frame for the Kodak Theatre's proscenium. And gowns galore!
The big difference this year is that when each category was announced for the performers, there were five previous winners from the same category, presenting, and offering words of congratulation to each nominee. Which truly made it memorable, I thought...
I mean, even if you did not walk away with the Oscar, you would have this exchange with the likes of Sophia Loren, or Goldie Hawn(two of the featured former Best Actress winners).
I was moved to tears when Sean Penn accepted the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor, for his Harvey Milk in MILK.
Sean Penn echoed the feelings of the screenwriter,Dustin Lance Black, who had his own lovely moment, when he won for the script of MILK. Check out both moments at my favorite blog, Modern Cofessional, from Collin Kelley, at:
It will be a more whole, inclusive and loving, and yes!...God-led world when there are EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL. God Bless and Keep, Dustin Lance Black, Sean Penn, and dear Harvey Milk.