Now that the critics have growled what they thought of the Oscars ceremony, let's hear from the real experts: The Envelope's readers. Below are sample comments culled from a 40-page thread in our forums full of views they expressed throughout the telecast. See more here.
Our posters have such fierce opinions about film awards that they just bestowed their own, which differ significantly from the Oscars. Their choices: "The Social Network" and David Fincher for best picture and director. See more here, including a curious tie for supporting actress.
Jesse: It was like watching a show that Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom would have produced had they wanted people to actually like it. With the reverse effect in this case. Springtime for Oscar.
cRISS808: Dropping F-bombs at the Oscars? This ain't the MTV Movie Awards.
pacinofan: James Franco would rather get back to his novel or grade some papers.
BriGuy: I think Anne Hathaway's career will really take a hit after this.
Blacktie: What is with Jude Law's Tweety Bird hair?
TWC: Does Celine Dion age?
clementine: That Natalie Portman win washed the bad taste of Tom Hooper's win right out of my mouth.
NW Music Guy: We will remember "The Social Network" years from now, and "The King's...what?" What a shame, Academy.
Atypical: Having Bertie's entire speech dominate over the best picture montage like that? That was tacky, Academy.
ETHELCHARLES: Kirk Douglas gave some needed energy to kick things off nicely
TWC: I hated Melissa Leo's speech. She's turned into a crazy lady and the F-Bomb, while providing probably the only water-cooler moment of the night, was a little much. I cringed when she looked up into the rafters and said, "Wow, there are people up there too!" I hated her speech from start to finish. They should have started playing the music, like they did during some of the heartfelt speeches.
east/west: The only good thing about the show was the stage. Gorgeous setup.