11 Top Oscar Moments: Big Night for Bigelow as Na'vi KO'd - Featured

One of the most predictable Academy Awards in years took a film-worthy twist as Kathryn Bigelow and The Hurt Locker beat out the closest thing the movies have to a Goliath - a film that just happened to be made by Bigelow's ex-husband. In doing so, Bigelow became the first woman ever to be named best director. But even some of the night's most foreseeable elements were pleasantly unsurprising: hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were as cutting as you would expect, and sometimes the overwhelming favorites are the overwhelming favorites for a reason. Welcome to our Top Moments: Oscars Edition.


11. Best Interplay: Co-hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin display an easy rapport in their opening routine as they deliver sharp jokes worthy of Baldwin's 30 Rock, a show on which Martin once guest-starred. Among the best is their back-and-forth about exes James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow sending each other congratulatory gifts for their best director nominations. Baldwin: "She sent him a beautiful gift basket, with a timer." Martin: "And he reciprocated by sending her a Toyota."


10. Most Improved Award: After long, confusing speeches after his Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes wins, Inglourious Basterds' Christoph Waltz accepts the supporting actor award with a charming, gracious speech that seems to leave out no one. He even opens with a quote-worthy one-liner after Penelope Cruz names him the winner: "Oscar and Penelope - that's an uber bingo."


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