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Wearing a stunning and befitting red ruby colored gown award winning singer Pink gave a stirring rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in tribute to the movie "The Wizard of Oz" during last night's Oscar presentations.

While Pink was one and possibly the only highlight of the show, which has been lambasted by many reviews and critics for the "poor performance" of host Ellen DeGeneres (who took one or one hundred too many 'selfies') as well as the mediocre jokes and the general slow pacing of the show including a major lapse in time before the first award was handed out.

One bright spot in an otherwise mundane yet chaotic Oscar's show was Bill Murry paying tribute to recently passed actor and director Harold Ramis.

With numerous technical glitches, butchering of names (John Travolta tried to pronounce Idina Menzel to no avail), and almost a forced "comedy" atmosphere the Oscar's were nothing like last year with Seth MacFarlane as host. Though often somewhat bawdy and close to crossing any number of proverbial lines, MacFarlane was funny (even though crass at time) and kept the show moving. DeGeneres seemingly spent too much time self-promoting and trying to hard to keep the mood light.

The biggest winner of the night was "Gravity" taking home six awards including Achievement in Directing (Alfonso Cuaron), Best Original Score (Steven Price), Editing (Cuaron/Mark Sanger), Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), Sound Editing (Glenn Freemantle) and Sound Mixing (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adir, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro).

"12 Years a Slave" won for Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay and Lupita Nyong took Best Supporting Actress for her work in "12 Years" while Matthew McCounaughey took Best Performance by and Actor (Leading Role) for "Dallas Buyers Club" with Jared Leto taking Best Supporting Actor for his part in the same movie.

Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her role in "Blue Jasmine" and "Frozen" won for Best Animated Film.

Mostly tedious and unfunny, lagging and uninteresting the Oscar's may do well with either MacFarlane returning as host or as some fans are calling for, inviting Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to host next year.

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