Co-stars of the nominees talk about them. We may run longer than last year's 3:23 ... Jeff Bridges' is by Michelle Pfeiffer, who did not appear in "Crazy Heart"; Clooney and Firth get tributes from co-stars in their current movies. Morgan Freeman gets Tim Robbins, from "Shawshank." But Robbins has a good story. Colin Farrell talks up Jeremy Renner, with whom he worked in "SWAT." Of course, Farrell could also have paid tribute to Bridges, since he's in "Crazy Heart."
Kate Winslet to give the award. Bridges gets the win. Boisterous reaction. He's past due, but this year it should have gone to Renner. Still, how many winners this year would refer to acting as a "groovy profession"?