The 82nd Academy Awards, hosted by Steve Martin and Alex Baldwin, named "The Hurt Locker" as the night's big winner. At three and half hours, there were SOME choice show highlights:
Best Lines from the Show's Hosts:
"What's five times two?" --Steve Martin trying to figure out how they could expand the Best Picture nominees from five to 10.
"There's that damn Helen Mirren!" -- Martin said. "That's DAME Helen Mirren!" -- Alec Baldwin corrected.
"What a memorable threesome!" --Baldwin bumping fists with Martin about their "It's Complicated" co-star Meryl Streep.
"I have something in common with you; in my first film I, too, was born a poor black child!" -- Martin to "Precious" Best Actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe.
"He's so high!" --Baldwin on Best Supporting Actor nominee Woody Harrelson.
"Here are the 'Inglourious Basterds' -- and over here, the people who made the movie!" --Steve Martin, who added that if Christophe Waltz's character was looking for Jews, gesturing to the audience, "You've hit the motherload!"
"She sent him a gift basket with a timer in it." --Baldwin, on what "The Hurt Locker" Kathryn Bigelow sent ex-husband James Cameron as a congratulations gift for his nomination.