- Seth McFarlane will be Seth McFarlane even with intervention from Captain Kirk.
- Daniel Day-Lewis has reached the point where it's just assumed that his performance is great.
- Jennifer Lawrence has already reached the point where the Academy believes she's reached her critical peak.
- Quentin Tarantino has become fully accepted by the Academy. He'll finally win a Best Picture, or at least Best Director, at some point.
- Christoph Waltz needs to have a lead role in a Hollywood production, or he will be forever known as a supporting actor.
- Ang Lee is one of the Academy's favorite directors.
- Ben Affleck has a shot at becoming one.
- Argo is the rare Best Picture winner to have broad appeal.
- The all-singing, all-dancing Oscars coincidentally only honored Anne Hathaway with a major award, who previously stood out as a potential singing talent when Hugh Jackman hosted, which led to her co-hosting the event.
- Daniel Radcliffe makes his first appearance at the Oscars not for anything Harry Potter related, but in a singing/dancing bit.
- For some reason, the 50th anniversary of James Bond was celebrated without any actor to play James Bond. This would have been a great opportunity to at least break Sean Connery out of his retirement, and for the Academy to finally acknowledge him.
- For a change, the year's top-grossing movie was addressed, indirectly, at the ceremony, with most of the lead actors from The Avengers presenting a few awards as a group.
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