I wrote an Oscars roundup elsewhere, over at Buzzine. I'll see if it goes up. But a couple of extra notes.
The Oscars really are the female moment of Hollywood. So much of Hollywood is geared toward actors and young men. Oscar is the one night that is entirely feminine. In fact, last night was almost entirely about Kate Winslet giving a big emotional speech. The Reader was basically an excuse to put the ultimate award in her hand and let her get teary.