Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding has the honours of singing A Wonderful World during the In Memorium tribute to those the industry lost in the past year. It was done very beautifully. The tribute ends off with a short interview of dame Elizabeth Taylor, who was one of the many stars we lost last year.
Michael Douglas is here to present an award. After his struggle with cancer last year, the star is back, looking and sounding great. He is presenting the award for Best Director. The award goes to Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist.
“I am the happiest director in the world right now. Thank you Academy. I want to thank the cast. I want to thank all the crew. Agi (sp) the dog. Sometimes life is beautiful and today is one of those days”.