As awards ceremonies go, it seemed to be the show with something to upset everyone, but Seth MacFarlane's stint as host nevertheless garnered the Oscars its best ratings in three years.
Bookies favourite Daniel Day-Lewis duly surged to glory at tonight's Academy Awards, picking up the best actor prize for his performance in Lincoln.
If you only believe one set of Oscar predictions in the run-up to Sunday's Academy Awards, Nate Silver's may just be the most reliable bet.
Many critics find Oscar acceptance speeches disturbing on account of their insincerity.
Call it the Wallace & Gromit effect.