Not a friend, but I'm a big fan (of Flight of the Conchords, and of the new songs in The Muppets, though I'd have nominated 'Life's A Happy Song' over 'Man or Muppet'...). Happy for his success (though it's very strange that only two songs were nominated, and that somehow does seem to make it a little less 'special'...).
Okay. Five for The Artist (haven't seen it, anxious to), five for Hugo (I loved it), two for The Iron Lady, one each for The Help, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Beginners, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, The Muppets, Rango... none for nominated Pictures Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (haven't seen it, but I liked the book a lot), Moneyball, The Tree of Life, or War Horse.
Best-looking ladies tonight, imo - Ellie Kemper, Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovavich, Michelle Williams, Tina Fey, Cameron Diaz, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, and Penelope Cruz.
Sacha Baron Cohen wasn't the only person that WANTED to dump ashes on Ryan Seacrest tonight, of course, just the only one that actually did.
Enjoyed Billy Crystal.
The Christopher Guest piece (focus group for Wizard of Oz) was funny.
Love Cirque Du Soleil.
Ben Stiller/Emma Stone and Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis were great. The Robert Downey/Gwyneth bit started well, but didn't sustain...