I apologize for any errors. I’m not checking spelling or even if I’m getting the names right.
The usual, extremely brief mention of the previous technical awards dinner. Historical error: The actress announcing it (I don’t remember her name) said that Thomas Edison invented the Kinemagraph <sp>. He didn’t. An employee of his, William Dickson, has that honor.
The tribute to the comedies of 2008 with Seth Rogen and James Franco was embarrassingly bad. In a year that had some very good comedies (including two starring Rogen), they could have done more. One funny moment was when they watched a big kissing scene from Milk that had Franco in it.