...and Anne Hathaway looked every bit as thrilled as she should have when the legendary Shirley MacLaine told her she had a great voice and should keep on singing. Yes, there is hope for the youth of today.
And who do you get to sing the praises of Meryl Streep without sounding like a grovelling sycophant? For my money, Sophia Loren is a hell of a good call. And she looks marvelous.
The Oscar goes to Kate Winslet for The Reader, which is no huge surprise... but I can't help but think that it must be a little awkwward for her, since early favorite Revolutionary Road, which she made with her husband, Sam Mendes, was so totally shunned.
Are her foundation garments too tight? She is seriously hyper-ventilating. Nice whistle from her dad, though, even if he did look a little dodgy in that hat.