I liked the production, well, parts of it. I thought it went way too long, as always, and it kills me that they put the awards that most of us care about at the very end.
I liked the smaller-feeling venue.
I REALLY liked how they announced all of the nominees by having past winners come out and give a little "thank you for being you" sort of speech. It seemed to me to be a very heartfelt presentation all around, without all the bells and whistles that seem to go with the Oscars.
I was happy with almost all of the winners. I thought that The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons won way too many of the technical awards rather some of the more spectacular movies, like The Dark Knight.
I didn't think Heath Ledger should have won for Best Supporting Actor, and I think they gave that to him as a sympathy vote. But that is just me and I do think he was a really good actor but I don't know if this was the movie that he should have won for.
But, honestly, what do I know. I haven't seen any of the films that were up for awards, so I guess I can't really be a judge, huh?
Now I just have to look forward to the Fashion Police tearing apart the looks.... That is really what matters to me.